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Computer Science and Engineering Department: Adjunct Professor Pool (Ongoing)

Recruitment Period

Open September 3rd, 2018 through Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by June 1st, 2020, you will have until June 30th, 2020 to complete your application.


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering [] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an ongoing pool of Assistant Adjunct Professor, Associate Adjunct Professor, and Adjunct Professor. Adjunct faculty are expected to engage in research or other creative activity, teaching, and university and public service. Appointments in this series may be assigned to academic scholars currently affiliated with other universities, or to qualified individuals who are professional practitioners of appropriate distinction when such an affiliation supports the academic and professional endeavors of the department. These appointments forge closer relations between the university and other academic institutions or industry, are frequently non-salaried, and involve a limited length of service. Academically qualified research or other creative personnel who contribute significantly to teaching either in formal courses or in guidance of graduate students in one or more of the areas below are encouraged to apply. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity of scholarly activity and add additional dimension to the Baskin School of Engineering by complementing or augmenting our existing research strengths. Current areas of excellence and research foci within the Computer Science and Engineering Department include algorithms, animation & visualization, architecture, artificial intelligence, assistive technology, computer science education, computer system design, database systems, digital design, embedded systems, entrepreneurship, graphics, information retrieval (or data mining), information technology systems design, knowledge management, machine learning, mobile and cloud computing, networks, operations research, operating systems, product development, programming languages, security, sensor technology, services engineering, software engineering, and storage systems.

UC Santa Cruz is the University of California campus nearest to Silicon Valley and maintains close ties with local industry in the fields of computer science/engineering, and technology management. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Associate Adjunct Professor, Adjunct Professor

Appointments may be with or without salary, and are contingent on funding availability. As a minimum, one half of the funding for the base salary shall come from non-state funds. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Management or closely related or relevant field at the time of application.
  • Demonstrated record of research and teaching.

Appointments are contingent on the hiring unit’s need.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00627-19P in all correspondence.


  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Research statement (required)
  • Teaching statement that clearly outlines your teaching experience and teaching interests (required)
  • Diversity statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service (required) Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at
  • Three sample publications (required)

Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation*. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*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

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through June 1, 2020. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning winter quarter 2019 through spring quarter 2021. Initial appointments made after this period must be made through other recruitments.

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 the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (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 (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (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 (831) 459-4300.


Job location

Santa Cruz, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement that clearly outlines your teaching experience and teaching interests

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Address past or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. See guidelines on diversity statements at

  • Sample publication

  • Sample publication

  • Sample publication

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required