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Cognitive Science Academic Employment

Faculty Director for the UC San Diego Design Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 25th, 2020
Next review date: Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Description

We seek a new director for the recently established University of California, San Diego Design Lab, an international center where design can contribute to many issues and disciplines. This search is part of a major commitment by the University to weave design into the fabric of UCSD academic, reserch, and community life. 

The Director will be expected (1) to oversee a program of impactful research, sustainable via educational programs, external funding, and/or other means; (2) to engage communities beyond the university; and (3) to contribute to a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Candidates are expected to demonstrate capacity to lead and build strong organizations and communities related to design, with credentials supporting appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (tenured) in an appropiate academic department at the University of California, San Diego. 

The candidate must have completed a terminal degree such as a PhD, MD, EdD, Dr.PH, PsyD, MBA, MFA, MDes, or equivalent, in their area of expertise and have a record of accomplishment in education, service, and research.

The position is a full-time, 12-month administrative appointment accompanied by a full-time appointment of Associate or Full Professor, either with tenure as a ladder-rank faculty member or with security of employment in the teaching professor series, and eligible for full university benefits. Applicants with dual career considerations, please see the Partner Opportunities Program web page.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release” as part of their application.

All applications must be submitted to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02419. Applications will be considered on a continuing basis until the position is filled.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Describe background and interests

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Pedagogy

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check to access the form and for more information. 
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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, or status as a protected veteran. 

 

Assistant Teaching Professor-Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Machine Learning

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 8th, 2019
Next review date: Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

 

Description

 

The Department of Cognitive Science http://cogsci.ucsd.edu within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We invite applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Teaching Professor position in Machine Learning. We interpret this area broadly and invite candidates who can provide students with strong foundations in machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, and/or visual computation. We are especially interested in candidates who will flourish in a Cognitive Science Department, and whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity within an academic setting. Joint appointment with other departments can be considered where appropriate.

The Assistant Teaching Professor is also known within the UC as an LPSOE (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment). The LPSOE series parallels the research-focused series but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching as well as to engage in professional activity (which can include research on pedagogy) and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate.

Master’s Degree, Doctorate, or equivalent degree in Machine Learning, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science or related field required by the start of appointment

An interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued. The preferred candidate will have strong, demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing 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. Candidates will be favored who will contribute to instruction-related activities (e.g., conducting TA training, curriculum development, creation of instructional materials including online instruction, employing new technologies) at the campus, statewide, and national level.

All applications must be submitted through https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02330

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity.

Applicants with interest in dual career resources may visit the Partner Opportunities Program website.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA

 

Learn More

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

 

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Describe background and interests

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

  • Statement of Scholarly Activities - May include research on pedagogical focus.

  • Documentation of Teaching Excellence - e.g. links to instructional materials developed by candidate, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments

  • Publications - Include up to 4 representative publications/scholarly articles particularly with a pedagogical focus.

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

 

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity and to addressing dual career issues (http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Associate or Full Professor - Computational Neuroscientist

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 26th, 2019
Next review date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Description

The Neurobiology Section of the Division of Biological Sciences and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) at the University of California San Diego jointly invite applications for a faculty position in computational neuroscience at the level of tenured Associate or Full Professor. Individuals who investigate brain dynamics underlying behavior with innovative quantitative, computational, and machine-learning methodologies are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to interface with a diverse array of investigators on campus, including experimental neuroscientists who generate large-scale functional datasets.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Funded with a $75M endowment, the mission of HDSI is to explore the scientific foundations for the new field of data science. These foundations include both the principles, methods, and tools that will enable us to understand the nature of digital data, and also the intersections between this new field and existing disciplines of human enquiry. HDSI is a new strategic academic institute tasked with hosting and coordination of Data Science research and education activities. Among HDSI academic programs are Data Science major and minor currently with nearly 600 undergraduate students.

Successful applicants will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate students with the Division of Biological Sciences and HDSI. All candidates are expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality federally funded research.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in neuroscience, neurobiology, or a related discipline. Candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in the sciences, or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals are preferred. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education.

Review of applications will begin November 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically through AP-Online Recruit website: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02264

 

Job location

La Jolla, California

 

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 5-7 required (contact information only)

 

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity and to addressing dual career issues (http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Assistant Professor - Data Science and Computational Neuroscience

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 20th, 2019
Next review date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

 

Description

The Neurobiology Section of the Division of Biological Sciences and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) at the University of California San Diego jointly invite applications for a faculty position in computational neuroscience at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor. Individuals who investigate brain dynamics underlying behavior with innovative quantitative, computational, and machine-learning methodologies are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to interface with a diverse array of investigators on campus, including experimental neuroscientists who generate large-scale functional datasets.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Funded with a $75M endowment, the mission of HDSI is to explore the scientific foundations for the new field of data science. These foundations include both the principles, methods, and tools that will enable us to understand the nature of digital data, and also the intersections between this new field and existing disciplines of human enquiry. HDSI is a new strategic academic institute tasked with hosting and coordination of Data Science research and education activities. Among HDSI academic programs are Data Science major and minor currently with nearly 600 undergraduate students.

Successful applicants will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate students with the Division of Biological Sciences and HDSI. All candidates are expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality federally funded research.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in neuroscience, neurobiology, or a related discipline or have the Ph.D. completed by the date of hire. Candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in the sciences, or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals are preferred. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education.

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically through AP-Online Recruit website: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02260.

 

Job location

La Jolla, California

 

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information as well as http://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
 

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity and to addressing dual career issues (http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Assistant Teaching Professor in Data Infrastructure, Database Systems, Distributed Processing, Data Visualization

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 30th, 2019
Next review date: Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

 

Description

The University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track teaching faculty position for appointment at the Halicioglu Data Science Institute. The teaching faculty appointment is a tenure-track appointment formally titled as lecturer with a potential security of employment or LPSOE.

We seek applicants in the broad areas of distributed processing systems, database systems, non-structured databases, metadata models and methods and data visualization.

A PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or related discipline is required at the time of appointment.

Successful appointees will have a track record of research accomplishments, excellence in teaching, a commitment to university service and a commitment to support diversity, equity and inclusion at the university. The University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

Applications must be submitted electronically through AP-Online Recruit website: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02313

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program website.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity and to addressing dual career issues (http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Assistant Professor - Data Science: Multiple Areas

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 28th, 2019
Last review date: Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

 

Description

The University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position for primary appointment at the Halicioglu Data Science Institute with optional joint appointment in another academic department. The appointment will be at the Assistant level. Successful appointees will have a track record of scientific accomplishments, excellence in teaching, a commitment to university service and a commitment to support diversity, equity and inclusion at the university. The University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

This search spans all areas of the data science including artificial intelligence, machine learning, data management and their applications and systems. For review purposes, candidates must submit an application to one of the following four broad areas of search that list topics of current interests, but are not limited to those listed.

a) Statistical Foundations of Data Science, Applied Statistics and Biostatistics
Statistical foundations of data science is one of the critical areas for hiring. Statistics (including Biostatistics) is the science of drawing inferences from data, thus forming a pillar of the emerging discipline of data science, together with Machine Learning. While both Statistics and Machine Learning are seeking optimal procedures for inference, e.g. prediction, the latter is more focused on algorithms and their computation/implementation, while the former is crucially entasked with quantifying the accuracy of such inference. Topics of current interest in Statistics include (but are not limited to): High-dimensional data, Large-scale Hypothesis Testing, Regularization and Sparsity, Functional Data, Causal inference, Complex Data, Dependent Data, Inference after model selection, Prediction Intervals, quantification of statistical significance and control of false discovery rate.

b)Digital and Data Infrastructure including Security
We invite candidates who build and study software systems and software-hardware integrated systems that serve as platforms to enable and amplify the impact of data science algorithms and applications. Our focus spans the whole lifecycle of digital data infrastructure, including (but not restricted to) systems for sensing and sourcing data, systems for storing, querying, learning, and analytics over data, streaming methods for analyzing very large datasets and systems for securely deploying data science methods in high-impact application verticals. Across this lifecycle, concerns of scalability, security, and usability will receive special attention. Examples of research areas that fit this focus include database and analytics systems, information integration and knowledge base construction, data mining and network/graph analytics, Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems, spatiotemporal information systems, cloud computing for data science, secure machine learning, database security. Examples of high-impact application verticals include smart and connected health, smart cities, e-commerce platforms, and social media platforms.

c) Artificial Intelligence, AI in Science Applications
We seek faculty candidates with a background in artificial intelligence or machine learning. This area includes, but is not exclusive to: natural language processing, computer vision, modeling high dimensional data with low intrinsic dimension, modeling dynamical systems, streaming methods for analyzing very large datasets, active learning, methods for incorporating machine learning into real-world systems that combine humans and machines, neural networks/deep-learning, reinforcement learning, optimization. We are interested in candidates with a strong applications emphasis as well as those that study the theoretical properties of the algorithms. Priority will be given to those who show a strong connection and relevance to data science.

d) Data Science in Public Policy
We seek faculty candidates with a background in statistics, computer science, economics, or public policy who are dedicated to exploring the use, risks, and benefits of data science for a well-defined vertical application area: such as democratic practice, media, trade in digital services, health, education, and societal infrastructure for energy, communication, transportation, and national security. Of particular interest will be candidates who are pursuing advances in theory, methods and tools that help us understand the opportunities and challenges that digital data pose to markets, organizations, society, and government; and (or) who are devising methods and evaluating policies to advance these opportunities and address these challenges, while considering both technical constraints and constraints related to social, political and economic feasibility.

A PhD in Computer Science, Math, Economics, Engineering or related discipline is required at the start of position.

Successful applicants will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate students in the Data Science major/minor degree programs offered by the Institute. In case of a partial joint appointment with another department, the teaching workload would include appropriate course work in the participating department. All candidates are expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality federally funded research that focuses on innovations in one of the targeted search areas.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity and inclusion in an academic setting. The level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules.

Applications must be submitted electronically through AP-Online Recruit website: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02319

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program website.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

Job location

La Jolla, California

 

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

 

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity and to addressing dual career issues (http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.