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Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering (Multiple Positions)

Recruitment Period

Open November 13th, 2019 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at UC Merced seeks applicants for multiple tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the 2020/2021 academic year. Priority will be given to candidates in the following areas of research:

  1. Software Engineering; Programming Languages;
  2. Security and Privacy; Cryptography;
  3. Distributed Systems; Computer Architectures;
  4. Data Science; Artificial Intelligence.

However, exceptional candidates in all research areas will be considered.

We are particularly interested in attracting academically and culturally diverse candidates, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree (preferred by July 1, 2020, must be conferred by Dec. 31, 2020) in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or a related field is required at time of employment. Applicants should have a distinguished academic record, an exceptional potential to conduct world-class research in a collaborative environment, and a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates whose research interests align with one of the four priority areas should clearly state so in their cover letter.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Applications must be submitted online and must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching, 5) statement of diversity, and 6) three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).

Guidance on what to include in a diversity statement may be found here.

Deadline: Positions are open until filled with a final closing date of June 30, 2020; consideration of applications will begin on January 6, 2020. Applications will continue to be received until the positions are filled. Starting dates are negotiable. Inquiries and questions should be sent to

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

Job location

Merced, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required