Position title: Assistant Professor in Communications and Signals
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic
year (nine-month basis).
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022, with the academic year beginning in
September 2022. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2023 for
employment beyond that date.
Open date: January 12th, 2022
Next review date: Monday, Mar 14, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of
California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position
Assistant Professor in Communications and Signals. The Electrical and
Computer Engineering Department at UC Santa Cruz aims to achieve engineering
discoveries that benefit humankind through a combination of curiosity, open-
mindedness, and inclusiveness. We aim to provide undergraduate and graduate
students with inspiration and quality education, believing that rigor,
creativity, and excitement should be part of the Electrical and Computer
Engineering curriculum. Our Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is
accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The appointed faculty member is expected to excel in research in the general
area of communications and signal processing. We seek outstanding applicants
who have potential for developing demonstrated research and teaching expertise
in the general areas of signal processing and communications, including but
not limited to wireless communications; communications for IoT; vehicle-to-
vehicle communications; and machine learning applications in communication
systems, physical-layer security, and signal processing for biology and
bioinformatics related applications including bio instrument data readout
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is part of the Baskin
School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. Our school has nationally and
internationally known researchers in many areas. UC Santa Cruz is a member of
the Association of American Universities (AAU), an association of the top
research universities in the U.S. and is home to many centers and research
institutes including the UCSC Genomics Institute, the W.M. Keck Center for
Nanoscale Optofluidics, the Center for Molecular Biology of RNA, and the
Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center. Our campus is the nearest University
of California campus to Silicon Valley and has close research ties with the
local computer industry. Nested in a redwood forest above the city of Santa
Cruz, our beautiful campus has a long history of embracing groundbreaking
interdisciplinary work. Our proximity to Silicon Valley, and our satellite
campus there, afford opportunities and avenues for collaboration with
researchers working in the many research and development labs in Silicon
Valley, as well as with the other San Francisco Bay Area universities.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering department strives to support a
creative and forward-looking research program with faculty members
collaborating in many areas of electrical and computer engineering and beyond.
The department houses Bachelor's (ABET accredited), Master's, and Ph.D.
degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as a
Bacherlor's degree program in Robotics Engineering. Our faculty includes
numerous fellows of professional societies, including the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS), Optica Society (OSA), Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM) and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The
successful candidate 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, perform
university, public and professional service, and interact broadly with the
large number of researchers in Silicon Valley's industrial research and
advanced development labs. The successful candidate will work successfully
with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social, ethnic and
cultural backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations.
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 understand the barriers facing women and
minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers, and who have
experience in equity, inclusion and diversity with respect to teaching,
mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an
equitable, inclusive and diverse scholarly environment.
The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that
they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary
proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor
have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic
institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this
representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring
Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have
received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary
process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a
negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department :
https: // www. soe.ucsc.edu/departments/electrical-computer-engineering
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in electrical and computer engineering,
electrical engineering, or other fields relevant to the advertised position.
It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 30, 2023.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -
Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing
traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future
contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and
professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines
on statements (see https: // apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing
Initial screening of applicants will be based exclusively on the Statement
on Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your
qualifications and interest in the position.
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching
3 letters of reference required
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation. Note
that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential
letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
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 https:// apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
Apply link: https: // recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01197
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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 the
Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California,
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
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 (see
https: // www. uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based
visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz
(see https: // apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).
UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.
If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability
Management Services at firstname.lastname@example.org (831) 459-4602.
UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of
our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a
member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
(NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at
https: // www. hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to
search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.
The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a
number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information
about employee benefits please visit
https: // ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
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. For new
University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks
after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph
are defined in the policy.)
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