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Open rank Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position overview

Position titles:
Salary range: will commensurate with education and experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open date: September 23rd, 2021

Next review date: Saturday, Jan 1, 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 filled.

Position description

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in: (1) robotics (emphasis on computational aspects of robotics research including robot learning, reasoning, safety, and perception) and/or (2) embedded
system design targeted at robotics and autonomous system applications (emphasis on computational efficiency, lower size, weight and power [SWaP], perception integration, real-time operations, security, and robustness). While the search is mainly focused on an Assistant Professor position, more senior candidates with exceptional records will also be considered.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 33 core faculty members including 12 Fellows of the IEEE, AAAS, and other professional societies, and 16 NSF CAREER and Young Investigator awardees, plus a number of research, adjunct, and cooperating faculty. The ECE department trains over 200 graduate students and receives annually over $9.6 million in research funding. Research areas in the department include computer engineering, controls and robotics, intelligent systems, smart grids and energy, nano materials and devices, and signal
processing and communications. Multiple ECE faculty collaborate within the campus research centers, including the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRIS), the Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE), the Winston Chung Global Energy Center (WCGEC), and the College of Engineering’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT).

Successful candidates will have a proven record of, or exceptional promise for, developing a vibrant externally-funded research program, as well as a portfolio of high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and record of publications, teach a regular course load at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to participate in service activities at department, college, campus, and professional levels. They should also demonstrate clear potential for complementing and/or
synergistically leveraging existing research activities within the department, college and campus. Notably, they are expected to support the new cross-cutting robotics efforts undertaken at UCR, for example the new Robotics MS program, the first of its kind within the University of California system.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related field by time of appointment, which is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

To apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, most recently updated curriculum vitae, three reference letters or their contact information, a Statement of Teaching, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP Recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01479. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information regarding the specific areas of interest and application procedures, please visit http://www.ece.ucr.edu/. For inquiries and questions please refer to the contact email address under the specific recruitment on the AP Recruit website.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must be “all but dissertation” or have met the requirements for the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related field by time of appointment, July 1, 2022.

Preferred qualifications

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application Requirements by Level

Entry level faculty position

Position title: Assistant Professor

Please submit a cover letter, most recently updated curriculum vitae, three reference letters, a Statement of Teaching, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP Recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01479.

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please submit 3 letters of reference.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01479

Advanced level faculty position

Position title: Associate or Full Professor

Please submit a cover letter, most recently updated curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a Statement of Teaching, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP Recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01479.

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide contact information for 3 references.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01479

Help contact: tiffanyr@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
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 must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA