Positions Available

Positions Available

TA/Reader Applications for Summer 2017 are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 23rd.

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A Teaching Assistant (TA) assists in the instruction of any upper or lower division course at the University under the supervision of a faculty member. The TA primarily assists the faculty member in charge of the course by conducting discussion or laboratory sections that supplement faculty lectures and by grading assignments and examinations.

Graduate students may also be appointed up to 50 percent time (twenty hours/week) as Readers and Tutors. A Tutor provides tutoring to individual (one-on-one) or small groups (three or more) of undergraduate or graduate students who require additional help to understand a course or topical material. In some instances tutoring may focus on improved use of the English language. A Reader, on the other hand, assists a course instructor by grading homework, papers, or exams and may also hold office hours to answer students' questions about such assignments.

All appointees must be in good academic standing, i.e., maintain a GPA of 3.0 in upper-division and graduate course work and must not have more than a total of eight units of F and/or U grades overall.

Graduate students appointed as teaching assistants, associates, readers or tutors (ASE’S) are represented by the Association of Student Employees/UAW under a collective bargaining agreement with the University of California. All salary payments under these titles are subject to a deduction for union membership dues or agency fee deduction for students who choose not to become members of the union. The university/UAW Agreement can be retrieved electronically at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/employees/policies/systemwide_contracts/uaw/index.html

NOTE: Due to the limited number of TA and Reader positions that are available at the NANO Department, we strongly encourage students to seek employment outside of NANO. Please visit the following web pages for information on academic employment opportunities that may be available at other departments:


    TA and Reader

    TA and Reader Positions for Spring 2017 will be posted in early March. Please check back. 


    Tenure-track faculty positions for Chemical Engineers

    The Department of NanoEngineering (http://ne.ucsd.edu), which combines materials and chemical engineering applied to nanotechnologies in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, invites applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. The NanoEngineering Department is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity).

    Candidates must have earned their Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering to support the Chemical Engineering Program within the department. New faculty will be expected to build and maintain a strong independent research program in the area of chemical engineering and advanced materials. Of particular interest are advanced nanobiotechnology, bio-inspired nanomaterials and nanomedicine with potential applications to healthcare and bioengineering applications. The career development of the new hire, based on the research interest, may have the opportunity to participate in various school-wide and university-wide initiatives and centers, including the Institute of Engineering in Medicine, Moores Cancer Center, Center for Nanomedicine and Engineering, Center for Wearable Sensors and Robotics, Institute for Materials in Energy Technologies Initiative, Center for Energy Research, Sustainable Power and Energy Center, etc.

    The successful candidate will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Chemical Engineering. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching of Chemical Engineering undergraduate laboratory courses and other core classes, improvement of curriculum, helping coordination of ABET accreditation activities, development and assessment of new educational initiatives, and serving as the faculty advisor to student organizations.

    In addition to research, teaching, and general professional and public service, service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity are encouraged and given recognition in the evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications. Examples include, but are not limited to, developing strategies for the educational or professional advancement of students in underrepresented groups; efforts to advance equitable access and diversity in education; and activities such as recruitment, retention, and mentoring or advising of underrepresented students or new faculty.

    For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please see the website for the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/.

    RANK AND SALARY: Level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules and market conditions.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Candidates applying by January 13, 2017 will be given full consideration.

    Candidates should submit (i) a letter of interest including specific synergies envisioned with our faculty, (ii) curriculum vitae, including the list of publications and professional activities, (iii) a statement of research interests and teaching experience, including a summary of leadership efforts, (iv) a separate statement describing your past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp, and (v) the names and email addresses of 3 references, using the online application. All applicant materials including referee info should be submitted via UC San Diego Academic Personnel On Line Recruit at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01275
    Inquiries: Kati Gonsalves at kagonsalves@ucsd.edu

    UC San Diego strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation and professionalism that enables us to attract a more diverse cross section of faculty in terms of gender, nationality, and ethnicity. Candidates who have a demonstrated track record of enhancing diversity or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

    AA-EOE: 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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


    Temporary Lecturer

    The Department of NanoEngineering (http://ne.ucsd.edu), which administers the NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering undergraduate and graduate degree programs for the Jacobs School of Engineering, invites applications for temporary, non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18). Courses may include undergraduate lower- and upper-division lecturers in the areas of Physical Properties of Materials and Mechanical Behavior of Materials. The full list of courses offered by the Department of NanoEngineering can be found in the online course catalog: http://ucsd.edu/catalog/courses/NANO.html

    Candidates should have expertise in undergraduate and graduate education in Chemical Engineering and/or NanoEngineering, and can provide evidence of effective and innovative teaching. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree in NanoEngineering, Chemical Engineering or similar advanced graduate degree, with experience in laboratory work related to those fields.

    The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/). Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and candidates will be contacted as teaching needs arise throughout the academic year.

    Review of applications will begin August 16, 2016 and continue until positions are filled.

    To apply, submit the following materials to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01142.

    Please provide:

    • A cover letter which indicates the course(s) and quarter(s), for which you wish to be considered

    • Curriculum vita

    • Statement that provides evidence of effective teaching

    • A list of at least 3 references who can speak about your teaching experience and/or content knowledge.

    Questions can be directed to kagonsalves@eng.ucsd.edu.

    UCSD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. (see http://diversity.ucsd.edu).