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Computer Science and Engineering Assistant and Associate Professor: Storage Systems and Databases (Initial Review 1.3.23)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant and Associate Professor (Storage Systems and Databases)
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023, with the academic year beginning in September 2023. For the Assistant Professor rank, degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2024 for employment beyond that date.

Application Window

Open date: October 4, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023 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: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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 Department of Computer Science and Engineering (https://engineering.ucsc.edu/departments/computer-science-and-engineering) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. We seek to hire up to three candidates with a strong background in computer science and engineering, with a particular focus on storage systems and databases. We are especially interested in candidates who can collaborate within the department and across the university.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is part of the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. Our school has nationally and internationally known researchers in many areas, including theoretical computer science, programming languages, security, distributed systems, storage systems, computer architectures, machine learning, natural language processing, vision, VLSI, and networking. The Baskin School of Engineering is home to six departments, contributing to the richness of its research. Nestled in a redwood forest above the city of Santa Cruz, our beautiful campus has a long history of embracing groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. Our campus is the nearest University of California campus to Silicon Valley and has close research ties with the local computer industry. 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.

UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who will work to support these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Minority-serving Institution (MSI) with a high proportion of first-in-family students. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing women, people of color, and other groups underrepresented in engineering, as well as describe their experience and future plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and research. Efforts supporting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important during the merit review and promotion process. The selected candidates will receive a start-up package that includes funding in support of furthering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.

The successful candidates are expected to develop a research program, advise graduate students in their research area, obtain external funding, develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, perform university, public and professional service, and interact broadly with the large number of researchers in Silicon Valley industrial research and advanced development labs. The successful candidates should be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from various social and cultural backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations.

UC Santa Cruz is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU, an association of the top research universities in the US), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a member of the Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Research Universities (HRSU), a member of the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a member of several identity and ethnic affinity professional societies. Broadening participation in engineering, and equitably and inclusively serving underrepresented minoritized students are key values at UC Santa Cruz. More information can be found: https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html

The chosen candidates will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidates cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Computer Science or a relevant field; a demonstrated record of research. For the Assistant Professor rank, it is expected that the degree requirements will be completed by June 30, 2024.

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 Teaching

  • 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 teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.

    Initial screening of applicants will be based only on the statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Selected publication

  • Selected publication

  • Selected publication

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 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 http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01399

Help contact: dditmars@ucsc.edu

Campus Information

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 https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (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 https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ 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 https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus Health Center site

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Job location

Santa Cruz, California