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Computer Engineering: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Cyber-Physical Systems(Open Until Fill

University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California 95064
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Computer Engineering: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Cyber-Physical Systems(Open Until Filled; Initial Review 01/03/18)


Recruitment Period

Open date: October 25th, 2017

Next review date: January 3rd, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure track (Assistant Professor) or tenured (Associate or Full Professor) position in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems. In addition to the basic qualifications, applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level should have a demonstrated record of publications, demonstrated experience in university teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, demonstrated record of extramural funding, and a demonstrated record of university and professional service. We seek outstanding applicants with research focus on safety, security, privacy, and resilience of systems having computer and network systems integrated with physical processes with applications to autonomous vehicles, distributed wearable systems, healthcare and independent living, or other areas in which safety, security, privacy, and resilience is challenged by the combination of physics, computers, and the environment. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program, advise graduate students in their research area, obtain external funding, develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, perform university, public, and professional service, and be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. They are also expected to participate in the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center and contribute to its activities. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. Departmental research has several areas of excellence: computer systems, cyber-physical systems, design technologies, embedded and autonomous systems, networks, robotics and control, and sensor technology. UCSC is the nearest University of California campus to Silicon Valley and has close research ties with the local computer industry. 

RANK: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other relevant field, expected to be completed by June 30, 2018; demonstrated record of research and teaching.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018 (with academic year beginning September 2018). All Ph.D. requirements must be completed by June 30, 2019 for employment beyond that date.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service; 2 selected publications, and 3 confidential letters of reference*. All materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00496 Refer to Position #JPF00496-18 

*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 http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm 

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications must be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018. 

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300. 

VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT: http://apo.ucsc.edu

Job location

Santa Cruz, CA

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More information about this recruitment: https://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_employment/jobs/JPF00496-18.pdf



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Letter of Application
  • Statement of Research Plans
  • Statement of Teaching Interests and Experience
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Select Publication - (1 of 2)
  • Select Publication - (2 of 2)


3 letters of reference required

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