Temporary Lecturer - Cognitive Science
University of California, San Diego, Social Sciences - Cognitive Science
United States

Temporary Lecturer - 2018/2019 - COGNITIVE SCIENCE


  • Social Sciences - COGNITIVE SCIENCE



Open date: April 2nd, 2018
Last review date: November 15th, 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 Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego is committed to continuing a tradition of excellence in its faculty, and invites applications from candidates who can contribute to that tradition. The department is accepting applications for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) to teach for the 2018-2019 academic year. Teaching duties will include upper- and lower-division undergraduate classes in the areas of: computational methods and modeling, human-computer interaction, human-centered design, language or culture and cognition, neuroscience (cognitive, behavioral, theoretical, and/or systems), and clinical aspects of cognitive science. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include (but are not limited to) managing teaching assistants, holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining course websites. Lecturers teaching large courses are expected to work with and mentor student teaching assistants. The number of positions and courses varies across academic quarters, depending on the curriculum needs of the Department. Positions typically start at the beginning of an academic quarter, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, performance and the Department's mandate to maintain intellectual diversity. UCSD and the Department of Cognitive Science are committed to maintaining a diverse faculty and promoting an inclusive and tolerant environment.


Course descriptions can be found at http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/courses/COGS.html


Candidates must have (a) at minimum a terminal degree (Master's degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree in the area of Cognitive Science and/or related fields); terminal degree must be completed by the start date of the position; (b) evidence of successful teaching of undergraduate courses; and (c) expertise that matches the department’s programmatic needs. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity is preferred. Appointments will be part-time or full-time, up to a total of two courses per quarter, from one quarter up to one year in duration.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will begin April 6, 2018. The posting will remain open for the duration of the year to accommodate upcoming course needs or until the position is filled.


To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents electronically via UCSD's applicant tracking system at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01697


For additional information about the Cognitive Science Department, visit http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/



San Diego, CA



More information about this recruitment: http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Describe background and interests.

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

  • Statement of Teaching/Teaching Philosophy - Summarize teaching experience, quaility of teaching in classroom and student mentoring, and other instructional-related activities.

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Example: provide summaries of teaching evaluations such as CAPEs (within the last 2 years)

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Transcript - Include a transcript if your degree is outside of cognitive science 

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required



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