University of California San Diego — Assistant Professor, Halicioglu Data Science Institute

The University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates who advance research at the intersection of Data Sciences and health, humanities, or social sciences in order to address important societal questions related to African American/Black communities and the Black Diaspora. This is an open-rank ( tenure-track or tenured) faculty position for a primary appointment at the Halicioglu Data Science Institute (HDSI) with an optional joint appointment in another academic department.

Examples of important societal questions to be addressed in top candidates' research include questions about the experiences and societal contributions of African Americans and the relationship that social/political/economic/legal/health factors have on the lives of Blacks in the US and/or the Black Diaspora. Candidates working in all Data Science areas including -but not limited to– Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, Cognitive Science, Causal Inference, Economics, Ethics, Fairness, Healthcare, History, Sociology, Public policy are particularly encouraged.

UC San Diego is forging a new paradigm for engagement and collaboration between STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences and the Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities. This faculty line is one of 13 ladder-rank faculty positions that unites STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences departments and African American and the Black Diaspora Studies through innovative research, coordinated teaching, and targeted service. Faculty will have multiple opportunities to engage with scholars across UCSD disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political influences focused on STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences, while also working within their home departments and professional communities.

Faculty holding these positions will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the African American Studies Minor (AASM). They may also demonstrate the equivalent through service to the AASM and by mentoring undergraduate students. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice in STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences. We welcome candidates whose professional experiences and personal backgrounds have facilitated their understandings of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented racial minority undergraduate and graduate students.

Strong candidates are preferred to have a research agenda easily related to factors of race/ethnicity, as well as previous experiences teaching, mentoring, and supporting the advancement of underrepresented racial minority students, and a record of service activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates will also have experience with or the desire to engage in interdisciplinary conversations and scholarship across UCSD disciplines.

Basic Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in their field of expertise or have advanced to candidacy at the time of application. (Until a degree is conferred, the appointment is Acting Assistant Professor). Degree must be in Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Science, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Economics, Public Policy or related field.

Applications must be submitted electronically through AP-Online Recruit website:

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.