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Prem Chand Jain Family Presidential (Endowed) Chair

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 17th, 2019

Last review date: Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 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, Apr 1, 2020 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 University of California Davis, School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science is recruiting for an internal full-time faculty member to serve as the holder of the Prem Chand Jain Family Presidential (Endowed) Chair in innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to maintaining the regular scholarly, teaching (4-course load), and service activities of a senior tenured faculty member, the holder will have the following responsibilities:

• Provide leadership in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation and be fully engaged in activities in the Department of Computer Science.

• Provide annual report to the Dean of Engineering on entrepreneurial activities such as patents, start-up efforts, fund-raising, creative partnerships, etc. (and note that these reports will be shared with the donor).

• Enhance the academic and intellectual life of the campus as a whole.

Required candidate qualifications:

Be an existing senior faculty member in the Department of Computer Science in the UC Davis College of Engineering whose specialty is in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship and whose distinguished scholarship is nationally recognized.

Initial review of applications will begin on February 15th, 2020; the position will remain open until filled. Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of research, statement of teaching, and statement of contributions to diversity.

The term of appointment is five years, with the option for reappointment following review.

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Updated publication record (from MyInfoVault)

  • 1 Page Statement of Research - One-page statement, emphasizing the applicant’s major research contributions to date, recent research funding record (past 5 years), past innovation and entrepreneurial activities, and future plans on innovation and entrepreneurship, including working with graduate and undergraduate students.

  • Statement of Teaching

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

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)