Sociology: Assistant Teaching Professor in Technology and Social Change University of California, Santa Cruz, Social Sciences Division - Sociology United States

Sociology: Assistant Teaching Professor in Technology and Social Change (Open until filled; initial review 11/02/2018)


Job #JPF00635

  • Social Sciences Division - Sociology



Open date: September 3rd, 2018
Last review date: November 2nd, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position. We seek candidates whose expertise includes practical experience and research at the intersection of technology and social change, particularly the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to help address critical social and environmental problems. Examples of experience and expertise could include: the use of ICTs in international development work (ICT4D); appropriate technology; non-profit technology use and management; links between technology and activism; interactive data visualizations; participatory mapping, photo-voice, and other participatory research and community development processes. Experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and social entrepreneurship is also desirable.


The successful candidate will be expected to primarily teach at the undergraduate level and mentor students in applied project development. The position will involve working directly in the Everett Program (, an innovative program housed in the sociology department but open to students across campus, that empowers students to take direct action on issues of social justice and environmental sustainability in partnership with community-based organizations in both the U.S. and around the globe, using digital tools to help support their work. The successful candidate must be committed to the equity and inclusion goals of the Everett Program, be an excellent teacher, and able to work with students, faculty, staff and community partners from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, professional activity, and service
The Assistant Teaching Professor title confers the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate and has the payroll title Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). An LPSOE is eligible for promotion to "Security of Employment," which is analogous to tenure.


Assistant Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment).


Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).


Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in sociology or related social science field, or in a technical field, such as computer science, with a strong focus on technology for the public good, along with teaching experience that could be demonstrated by college-level teaching and/or applied professional workshops and training programs. Degree requirements are expected to be completed by 12/31/18.


January 1, 2019. Degree requirements must be completed by 12/31/18 for employment beyond that date.


Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.


Please refer to Position # JPF00635-19 in all correspondence.



  • A letter of application (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Statement addressing contributions to diversity through professional and scholarly activities, teaching, and/or service (required). Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at
  • Samples of published material (1-3) (e.g., articles and/or book chapters)
  • Statement of teaching pedagogy (required)
  • Sample course syllabus (required)
  • Teaching evaluations (up to 3) (preferred)


Reference Requirement

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of three will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.


*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at


Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 2, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.


Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.


UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.


If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.





Santa Cruz, CA



Document requirements
  • Letter of Application

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through professional and scholarly activities, teaching, and/or service.

  • Sample of Published Material

  • Sample of Published Material (Optional)

  • Sample of Published Material (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching Pedagogy

  • Sample Course Syllabus

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required



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