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Open Rank Faculty Positions in Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering - Robotics

Position overview

Position titles:
Salary range: Commensurate with education and experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open date: August 23, 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: Friday, Jun 30, 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

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside invite applications for multiple open-rank faculty positions in the area of Robotics with emphasis on all computational aspects, including perception, computer vision, planning, learning, and formal methods for robotics. Exceptional candidates in other related areas will also be considered.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 35 core faculty members including 12 Fellows of the IEEE, AAAS, and other professional societies, and 17 NSF CAREER and Young Investigator awardees. ECE department has 11 cooperating faculty members from across UCR who actively participate in the research activities of the department and a number of research and adjunct faculty. The ECE department trains over 200 graduate students and receives annually over $10 million in research funding. Research areas in the department include computer engineering, controls and robotics, intelligent systems, smart grids and energy, nanomaterials and devices, and signal processing and communications. Multiple ECE faculty collaborate with 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), the College of Engineering’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), and the Center for Advanced NeuroImaging (CAN).

The Computer Science and Engineering Department currently has over 40 faculty members, including multiple ACM/IEEE/AAAS Fellows and Young Investigator/NSF CAREER award holders, who pride themselves in combining top quality teaching with cutting edge research. The research projects in the department are funded by federal (NSF, NIH, DoD) or industrial sponsors, with the new awards to the department for 2022/23 exceeding 22 million dollars. There are several faculty members who conduct research in related areas including artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile networking and sensing. The department offers several undergraduate degrees, as well as MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, with 200 PhD students currently enrolled. Information regarding the department is available at http://www.cs.ucr.edu

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) is a well-established, rapidly growing college at UCR. Ranked in the top 20 best public global universities for engineering by U.S. News & World Report, BCOE has 138 faculty members, more than 3,400 undergraduate students, 1,000 graduate students, and more than $44 million in total annual research expenditures. The college is home to five departments, 11 undergraduate programs, 10 graduate programs, and 11 research centers.

Successful candidates will have a proven record of, or exceptional promise for, developing a vibrant externally-funded research program and developing a portfolio of high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UC Faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda and record of publications; teach a regular course load at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and participate in service activities at the department, college, campus, and professional levels. Candidates will be expected to support existing and new cross-cutting efforts relevant to their expertise.

Appointments are expected to begin on July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Candidates must have met the requirements for the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

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 for the position interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference or contact information for three references, a Statement of Research, a Statement of Teaching, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP Recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01633.

Candidates are also encouraged to look at the ECE and CSE search advertisements for further information at http://www.engr.ucr.edu/hireme. Inquiries should be directed to ecehiring@ece.ucr.edu or search@cs.ucr.edu.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position(s) are filled. For more information regarding the specific areas of interest and application procedures, please visit http://www.engr.ucr.edu/hireme

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have met the requirements for the PhD in Computer Science and Engineering or a closely related field by time of appointment.

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 (Tenured Track) 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/JPF01633

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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 three letters of reference.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01633

Advanced Level Faculty (Tenured) Position

Position title: Associate/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/JPF01633

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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 three references.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01633

Help contact: ajbutler@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 (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). 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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, California