University of California Davis — Faculty Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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 College of Engineering announces an open rank faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As one of the country's leading R1 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 any of the following areas: computer system and architecture, hardware security, high performance and parallel computing, domain specific hardware, Internet of things and networking, hardware and systems for machine learning and artificial intelligence, and cyber physical systems. Candidates whose research expertise extends beyond these categories, or are in other emerging growth fields of computer engineering with the potential for high impact, will also be considered. 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.

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, individuals 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 for all marginalized populations. 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 will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate's qualifications for a faculty appointment

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or equivalent in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a closely related field, is required and must have been awarded by the date of hire.

Additional 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
  • Participation in department, college, and university service as a member of UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model

    Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) tenure-track or tenured Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

    Application Requirements
    For fullest consideration applications must be completed by December 31, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled through May 1, 2021. Application packages should be submitted online through UC Recruit and should include the following documents: current Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy, and the contact information of 3-6 individuals who will be contacted to provide a letter of reference on your behalf.

    We encourage applicants to explore the College's and Department's websites: College:

    We strongly recommend that all candidates visit our website dedicated to additional information about how application materials, including the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will be assessed carefully by the Search Committee in the screening and review process.

    For questions regarding this process, please contact Zhi Ding and Carole Bustamante.

    COVID-19: Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, campus in-person operations have been restricted to essential personnel only. All academic and scholarly activities are being conducted remotely for the time being. As a result, interviews, seminars, and additional consultations may occur via remote platforms, including zoom, to which we will provide access.

    Our Commitment
    Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, 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 faculty who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our recently developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our new 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. The Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan. The University has taken many steps to uphold these goals and visions, which are outlined through this timeline:.

    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see this website: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Search Committee Chair.

    The University
    Since 1908, UC Davis has been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100- plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society. Additional information about UC Davis, it's history, rankings, dedication to student success, environmental sustainability, and academic excellence is available here: Information regarding the diversity of our student body is located here:

    UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

    The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to 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 finalists for tenured or security of employment 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. UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full 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 positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

    UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. The campus sponsors extensive programs in support of faculty relocation and Work-Life balance, including the UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) and Capital Resource Network (CRN), services designed to support new faculty as they transition to our campus.

    UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis — indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

    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 positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check.

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