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Junior Specialist in Computer Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 22nd, 2018
Next review date: Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 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.


The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a pool of qualified Junior Specialists in the area of Computer Science and Computer Science Engineering.

Junior Specialist appointments will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in Computer Science, and more specifically in the areas of Human Computer Interaction, Visualization and Social Computing. General responsibilities include conducting laboratory research, reviewing journal articles, and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. Candidates may also be expected to review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. The candidate will also participate in university and public service, including duties such as participation in activities on committees within the department, college, campus and other university entities, as appropriate.

The ideal candidate(s) will have strong interpersonal, communication and decision -making skills, as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Junior Specialist positions are short term, two-year maximum appointments based on the needs of the research project.

A bachelor degree, or the equivalent in experience, is a requirement. Master's degree students will also be considered. Some classroom experience in literature, laboratory, and/or field research is strongly preferred.

Qualified applicants should upload a PDF of their curriculum vitae, a diversity statement and contact information for 2 references online at

Salary range: Step 1 - $38,112 or Step 2 - $40,656 step is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies each year, depending on the needs of the department. As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding.

The posting will remain open until June 30, 2019 to accommodate department needs. If any applicant would like to continue to be considered after June 30, 2019, they will need to submit a new application when a new position is posted. The use of a junior specialist pool does not guarantee than an open position exists.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 letters of reference required