Assistant, Associate Professor in CSE with a focus on Designing Just Future

University of California - San Diego
Computer Science and Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering seeks faculty candidates at the level of Assistant Professor or tenured faculty positions at the Associate Rank whose research, teaching, and service will advance scholarship and institutional solutions for designing more just and equitable  systems and structures. This faculty member will advance UC San Diego’s commitment to the inclusion of Indigenous, Black, and migrant communities, anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice. We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from Indigenous and other underrepresented populations.

Faculty hired under this Initiative will join the UC San Diego campus, the UC San Diego Design Lab, and the Indigenous Futures Institute to forge a new paradigm of engagement and collaboration that draws on the geographic, academic, institutional, and cultural strengths of our tri-national region across Southern California, Baja California, and the Kumeyaay region.

This search is part of a UC San Diego-wide cluster hire on Designing Just Futures that aims to recruit scholars who can contribute to the advancement of design, social justice, and Indigenous, Black, and migrant futures and seeks engagement with scholars across disciplines to address issues of territory, access and equity, and social and political debates pertinent to Indigenous, Black, border and migrant communities, while also working within their home departments and professional communities.

As part of their teaching portfolio, faculty hired under Designing Just Futures will be expected to design and teach courses that align with the department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Design Lab, and the Indigenous Futures Institute programs.

We are looking for applicants with outstanding research credentials and a promise for leading research and pedagogical initiatives that advance a Just Future, with applications to Indigenous, Black, and migrant Futures.

For the Assistant Professor, A Ph.D. or advancement to candidacy in Computer Science & Engineering or related disciplines is required at the time of application.

For the Associate Professor, Applicants must have a Ph.D in Computer Science and Engineering or related disciplines is required at the time of application.

The CSE Department is committed to building an excellent, diverse, and inclusive faculty, staff and student body. In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, successful candidates for this position will have potential or demonstrated contributions to a climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity, with a specific focus on contributing to Just Futures, with applications to Indigenous, Black, and migrant Futures. The application requires a Contribution to Diversity Statement that should highlight a well-articulated plan building on past experiences creating or contributing to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty, while also having a broader impact on society through a focus on Just Futures. For further information and guidance on preparing contributions to diversity statements, see:


CSE is home to over 70 faculty and 1,000 graduate students who span a range of research areas in computer science, computer engineering and bioinformatics. In addition, the department works closely with multiple centers which provide unique opportunities and resources. More information can be found at

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible.  Review of applications will commence on January 1, 2024 and continue until positions are filled.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System:

Assistant Professor:

Associate Professor:

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.