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COE Strategic Vision Assistant Professor Recruitment

Application Window

Open date: September 19, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 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

This search is intended to support the new Strategic Research Vision in the College of Engineering, which is focused on engineering a better future, through the hiring of two new tenure-track faculty members at the rank/step of assistant professor step 3 or lower. A description of the four major impact areas of the vision are included at the following link: https://engineering.ucdavis.edu/engineering-research . This search will focus on two of the areas: Revolutionizing Energy Systems and Strengthening Climate Resilience. Examples include renewable energy systems, energy storage, energy efficiency, materials for green cities, food security, water security, and wild fires. Candidates with expertise in machine learning, the Internet of Things, and sensor networks as applied to the areas described above are also encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates must have or be expected to complete a terminal degree of PhD prior to the anticipated start date (July 1, 2023); with research experience that will support advancement of the College of Engineering Strategic Research Vision in one or more of the two areas of focus described above.

Applicants will be required to complete and submit a one-page (maximum) letter of interest that explains their specific interest in the position and how they would help advance the College’s Strategic Research Vision in the areas of Revolutionizing Energy Systems and/or Strengthening Climate Resilience, a curriculum vita (including education, experience, professional activities and recognition, and publications), a statement of philosophy and experience related to diversity, equity and inclusion, a teaching statement, a research statement (that further elaborates on experience, personal vision, and how the candidate will help advance the COE Strategic Research Vision), and a list of five references (contact information – email address and phone number). We will encourage references from academia, government agencies or industry who can speak to the applicant’s potential to develop a sustainable research program, to develop into an outstanding teacher, and who can address through examples the candidate’s ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population and commitment to an inclusive academic community.

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)

Successful candidates must have or be expected to complete a terminal degree of PhD prior to the anticipated start date (July 1, 2023); in one or more of the two areas of focus: examples include renewable energy systems, energy storage, energy efficiency, materials for green cities, food security, water security, and wild fires.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with expertise in machine learning, the Internet of Things, and sensor networks as applied to the areas described above are also encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates must have research experience that will support advancement of the College of Engineering Strategic Research Vision in one or more of the two areas of focus described above

Application Requirements

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

  • Letter of Interest - In one page please explain your specific interest in the position and how you would help advance the College’s Strategic Research Vision in the areas of Revolutionizing Energy Systems and/or Strengthening Climate Resilience.

  • Statement of Research

  • 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 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:

    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.

Reference requirements
  • 5-7 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05257

Help contact: saboliver@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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Job location

Davis, CA