Job Announcement: Assistant Teaching Professor of Technology and Social Change

September 03, 2018

The Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position.

We seek candidates whose expertise includes practical experience and research 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: the use of ICTs in international development work (ICT4D); appropriate technology; non-profit technology use and management; links between technology and activism; interactive data visualizations; participatory mapping, photo-voice, and other participatory research and community development processes. Experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and social entrepreneurship is also desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to primarily teach at the undergraduate level and mentor students in applied project development. The position will involve working directly in the Everett Program (, an innovative program housed in the Sociology Department but open to students across campus, that empowers students to take direct action on issues of social justice and environmental sustainability in partnership with community-based organizations in both the U.S. and around the globe, using digital tools to help support their work. The successful candidate must be committed to 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 teaching, professional activity, and service.

The Assistant Teaching Professor title confers the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate and has the payroll title Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). An LPSOE is eligible for promotion to "Security of Employment," which is analogous to tenure.


TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include PDF files of the following:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service.
  • sample of published material (minimum of one, up to three articles and/or book chapters)
  • statement of teaching pedagogy
  • sample course syllabus
  • letters of recommendation (minimum and maximum of three will be accepted)
  • Preferred: Applicants are invited to submit teaching evaluations (up to three).

To apply, visit:

Initial review date is November 02, 2018.

For more information about this recruitment refer to the official job flyer30 course series flyer or contact, please refer to position #JPF00635 in all correspondence.

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