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Baskin School of Engineering: Teaching Professor in Technology and Information Management (Open until filled. Apply by 1/19/21)

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 18th, 2020

Last review date: Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Full Teaching Professor in the Technology and Information Management (TIM) undergraduate program, which resides within the Baskin School of Engineering. Baskin Engineering is known for interdisciplinary research and education centered in six departments: Applied Mathematics, Biomolecular Engineering, Computational Media, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistics. The TIM program draws on faculty from three of these departments. UCSC is the nearest University of California Campus to Silicon Valley and has close ties with the local industry.

The Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz has nationally and internationally known researchers in many areas. UC Santa Cruz is a member of the AAU, an association of the top research universities in the US. Our campus is the nearest University of California campus to Silicon Valley and has close research ties with the local computer industry. Nestled in a redwood forest above the city of Santa Cruz, our beautiful campus has a long history of embracing groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. Our proximity to Silicon Valley, and our satellite campus there, afford opportunities and avenues for collaboration with researchers working in the many research and development labs in Silicon Valley, as well as with the other San Francisco Bay Area universities.

The successful candidate is expected to teach and carry out administrative and programmatic responsibilities. The requirements for the position are to develop and teach courses within the undergraduate curriculum; lead strategic planning efforts for the program, evaluate the effectiveness of the program and make changes to improve program curriculum, provide better education and service to students; establish relationships with industry, in order to inform curriculum decisions, contribute to student placement in internships and full-time positions, and solicit industry projects for students; work as a bridge between this program and serve as the program’s representative and advocate in the Senate faculty. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to technology innovation in Baskin Engineering and beyond. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, staff and industry partners from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education, and who have engaged in teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. These can take a variety of forms such as, but not limited to, effective pedagogical strategies used for the educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of access and equal opportunity in education; and participation in activities that support the recruitment, retention, and success of scholars and students.

Teaching Professor (Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment)
The Teaching Professor title confers the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate and has the payroll title of “Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment” (SLSOE). "Security of Employment" is analogous to tenure at the rank of Full Professor.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).

Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Engineering (e.g., Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Applied Math, Statistics, Information Science), Management (e.g., Business, Accounting, Business and Public Policy, Management of Organizations, Marketing, Operations and Information Technology Management, entrepreneurship), Social Sciences (Economics, Finance, Public Policy) or related field at time of application; demonstrated experience in university teaching; demonstrated experience in working in industry; demonstrated experience in mentoring and advising students; demonstrated record of scholarly activities with publications.

July 1, 2021, with the academic year beginning in September 2021. Position contingent on budgetary approval.

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

Please refer to Position # JPF00970-21 in all correspondence.

Reference Requirement
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 4 will be accepted). Please 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

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by January 19, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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 The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit


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 Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through professional activity, teaching, and service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements before preparing their application:

    Initial screening of candidates will be based on statements of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of teaching/mentoring plans and experience.

  • Selected publication

  • Selected publication (Optional)

  • Selected publication (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required

Job location

Santa Cruz, California