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Computer Science and Engineering Department: CROSS Practitioner in Residence Pool (Ongoing)

Recruitment Period

Open November 3rd, 2017 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) under the Department of Computer Science & Engineering [] in the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites qualified individuals to apply to our ongoing pool for the position of Practitioner in Residence. Practitioners contribute to the CROSS academic environment by offering feedback and critique on CROSS projects, collaborating on research opportunities, and providing guidance to CROSS researchers and leadership. We seek qualified individuals who are professional practitioners to support the academic and professional endeavors of CROSS. Experts in open source software development and communities are encouraged to apply.

CROSS [] aims to turn graduate-level research prototypes into successful software projects with vibrant user and developer communities. To meet this goal, the CROSS team uses a combination of teaching, research, and incubation of open source projects. Our proximity to Silicon Valley allows us to match our world-class research expertise with leading tech experts. We draw from this expertise to choose projects that will have maximum real-world impact.

RANK: Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist, determined by qualifications and experience (See rank qualifications at

SALARY: Appointments may be with or without salary, and are contingent on funding availability. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) and experience in open source software development.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Appointments will be pursued as determined by the departmental needs.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and they must include the following: an informative letter of application that describes how you meet the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests and experience. Applicants are also invited to submit up to 3 publications. All materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Refer to Position #JPF00500-18P in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing. As this is an ongoing recruitment, applicants must update their application materials every two years if they are interested in remaining in the pool.

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.

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9/14/18 Revised (new department name)

Job location

Santa Cruz, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Informative letter of application that describes how you meet the qualifications.

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

  • Statement of Research - A statement of research interests and experience