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Computer Science: Assistant Professor: Data Science (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 12/15/17)

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 15th, 2017
Last review date: December 15th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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.


The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a tenure track (Assistant Professor) position in Data Science. We seek outstanding applicants who have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in at least one area in data science, broadly conceived, such as machine learning, data integration, data visualization, large-scale optimization, information extraction, information retrieval, deep learning, reinforcement learning, information visualization, or visual analytics. The new faculty member in this position is 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, and to perform university and professional service. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. We welcome candidates who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The Baskin School of Engineering has nationally and internationally known researchers and research groups in many areas, including machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, artificial intelligence, theoretical computer science, distributed systems, data management, and storage systems. Our beautiful campus has a long history of embracing groundbreaking interdisciplinary work, and our proximity to Silicon Valley (only 35 minutes from campus) and San Francisco affords excellent opportunities and avenues for collaborative research.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Computer Science or other relevant field, expected to be completed by June 30, 2018; demonstrated record of research and teaching.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018 (with academic year beginning September 2018). All Ph.D. requirements must be completed by June 30, 2019 for employment beyond that date.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service; 3 selected publications, and 3 confidential letters of reference*. All materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00481-18 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

REVISED CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications must be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.
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.
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