Positions Available

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 catalogue: 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 1, 2017 and continue until positions are filled.

To apply, submit the following materials to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01468.

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

Questions can be directed to ne-chair@eng.ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego 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).




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: