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Computational Media: Adjunct Faculty Pool (Ongoing)

Recruitment Period

Open December 18th, 2014 through June 30th, 2018


The Department of Computational Media 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 Assistant Adjunct Professor, Associate Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Professor in Computational Media. 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. 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. These appointments forge closer relations between the university and other academic institutions or industry and are frequently non-salaried and involve a limited length of service.

We seek outstanding candidates who can contribute to the 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 Computational Media include interactive storytelling, game design, procedural content generation/generative methods, game studies, games user research, computational cinematography, computer graphics for games and media, artificial intelligence for games and media, software studies, educational games, natural language and dialogue, serious games.

UC Santa Cruz is the University of California campus nearest to Silicon Valley and maintains close ties with local industry in the fields of Computational Media which includes Computer Science, Digital Media, Human Computer Interaction and Games. 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.

RANK: Assistant Adjunct Professor, Associate Adjunct Professor, Adjunct Professor

SALARY: 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.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Computer Science, Digital Media, Human Computer Interaction, Games or other relevant fields. Teaching experience demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, research presentations and/or professional training seminars. Participation and achievement in professional organizations and demonstrated record of research and publication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience, dynamic record of research excellence and productivity, and record of extramural funding.

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 must include: Informative letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement (clearly explaining your teaching experience and teaching interests), 3-5 sample publications, and 3 confidential reference letters.* Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. Materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00241-15P in all correspondence.

*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

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.

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.

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. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

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