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Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering (3 positions)

Recruitment Period

Open October 1st, 2018 through June 30th, 2019

Description

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success, and research excellence. UC Merced has also built the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at UC Merced seeks applicants for three (3) tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the 2019/2020 academic year. Priority will be given to candidates in the following areas of research:

  1. Software Engineering, Programming Languages, and Computer Systems;
  2. Security and Privacy;
  3. Data Science and 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, 2019, must be conferred by Dec. 31, 2019) 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 three priority areas should clearly state so in their cover letter.

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, 2019; consideration of applications will begin on January 6, 2019. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Starting dates are negotiable. Inquiries and questions should be sent to csesearch@ucmerced.edu.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity amount its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples. Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

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

How to apply

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  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
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