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Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Application Window

Open date: September 16, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 1, 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

As part of UC Davis' commitment to hire outstanding tenure-track/tenured faculty to contribute to the campus' excellence in teaching, research, and service, and to promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the College of Engineering at UC Davis, announces a tenure track Assistant rank faculty position. As one of the country's leading Rl institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional potential in research, teaching, and inclusive excellence.

The search focus shall include candidates with depth of expertise in fundamental aspects of data science and machine learning, including but not limited to statistical/machine learning, signal processing, computer vision, image/video processing, reinforcement learning, algorithm design, decision optimization and automation. Candidates are expected to contribute creatively and in depth to data science research, teaching, and student mentorship. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong interest and leadership skills to bridge data science research with multiple technical disciplines as well as application domains such as health and connected and autonomous systems.

We are searching for innovative and collaborative researchers who would seek interdisciplinary collaborations within the department and the campus and aspire to help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. In particular, research excellence in data science areas, coupled with existing department’s strength (e.g., miniaturized/implantable devices, embedded devices, IoTs, wearables and edge intelligence) and partnership with the UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies can lead to breakthroughs in advancing human health and transforming mobility with great societal impact, which are major elements of our Next Level Strategic Research Vision of our College of Engineering

Successful candidates will also demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individual’s self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first­ generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis' strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community. Successful candidates must submit available track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement, as this will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate's qualifications for a faculty appointment.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled "Authorization to Release Information" into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering or related field, or have advanced to candidacy in an Electrical Engineering or related program.

Preferred qualifications

• Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the potential to attract extramural funding.
• Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service plans.
• A commitment to excellence in teaching including the potential or evidence of the ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching - The teaching statement should include a list of courses that the candidate is interested in and qualified to teach

  • 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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will only be completed if you are selected as the first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign and upload the form: https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/ARF.pdf

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05160

Help contact: cabustamante@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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 UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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