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Computer Science & Engineering: CROSS Practitoner in Residence Pool (Ongoing)

Application Window

Open July 31st, 2020 through Friday, Jul 9, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by July 9th, 2021, you will have until July 23rd, 2021 to complete your application.

Position description

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.

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

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (or equivalent foreign degree) at the time of application.
  • Experience in open source software development.

Appointments will be pursued as determined by the departmental needs.

Initial appointments will be made at variable percentages of time (50%-100%) for periods of six months to one year based on available funding and/or work. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the availability of work and appropriate funding.

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

Please refer to Position # JPF00843-21T in all correspondence.

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted through July 9, 2021. This recruitment is valid for initial appointments beginning Fall Quarter 2020 through Fall 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.

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Application Requirements

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 research interests and experience

  • Sample publication (Optional)

  • Sample publication (Optional)

  • Sample publication (Optional)

Job location

Santa Cruz, California