Job: Everett Program Assistant Teaching Professor

September 25, 2023

The Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of Community Engagement and Technology to support the Everett Program ( and other community engaged student learning in the department. The Sociology Department is a mid-sized department with approximately 20 faculty, 6 staff, 30 graduate students, and 600 undergraduate students, and also offers the Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies (GISES) course sequence associated with the Everett Program.

This Everett Program assistant teaching professor position will bolster a thriving program on applied technology and community engagement that attracts a diverse student body from across campus to the program’s interdisciplinary minor and intensive Sociology major, and helps build synergies between Sociology and other initiatives on campus and across the UC, including the Public Interest Technology University Network ( and Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society ( Students in the Everett Program develop technology-linked applied projects with community partners, both locally and globally, simultaneously supporting their own learning and the social justice goals of their community partners.

We seek candidates whose expertise includes practical experience and scholarly achievement at the intersection of technology and social change, particularly the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to help address critical social and environmental problems. Examples of experience and expertise could include: participatory mapping and community geographic information systems (GIS); photo-voice; non-profit technology use and management; links between technology and activism/organizing; interactive data visualizations; the use of ICTs in international development work (ICT4D); appropriate technology; and other participatory research and community development processes. Experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and social entrepreneurship is also desirable. This is a permanently funded position with the potential for security of employment. The successful candidate will be expected to primarily teach at the undergraduate level and mentor students in applied project development. The successful candidate must be committed to advancing the equity and inclusion goals of the Everett Program, be an excellent teacher, and able to work with students, faculty, staff and community partners from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, scholarly activity, and service.

RANK: Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis)

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in sociology or related social science field, or in a technical field, such as computer science, with a strong focus on technology for the public good. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 30, 2024.


TO APPLY:  Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include curriculum vitae, a letter of application summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, Teaching Statement**, Statement on Contributions to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion** - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at UC Santa Cruz. Review guidelines on statements (see before preparing application; Statement of Professional Achievement and Activity summarizing your professional and creative activities relevant to the advertised position; sample course syllabus, three letters of recommendation.* Preferred: Applicants are invited to submit student evaluations (up to three) and a sample of published material (minimum of one, up to three articles and/or book chapters – if submitting multiple, please combine into one PDF). Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

** Initial screening of applicants will be based only on the teaching statement and the statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Refer to Position #JPF01630 in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE:  Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2023. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date.