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Applied Mathematics: Control Systems, Assistant Professor (Open Until Filled, Initial Review Begins 12/9/16)

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 6/20/2017

University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA
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Job #JPF00390

* Engineering School - Applied Mathematics and Statistics


Open date: September 12th, 2016
Last review date: December 9th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: June 30th, 2017
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.


The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Control Systems at the Assistant Professor level. We seek outstanding applicants whose research complements our existing strengths in control theory, stochastic modeling, and uncertainty quantification. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in control of stochastic systems and its applications in areas, such as autonomous vehicles, power systems, biology, network systems, economics, or other related fields.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain first-class, externally-funded research programs; to teach, mentor, and advise students at the graduate and undergraduate level individually and in the classroom; to contribute significantly to graduate education; and, to perform university and professional service. The candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics is a dynamic and growing department with fourteen faculty, six in applied mathematics and eight in statistics. Our graduate program has approximately 50 students. Research and instruction are supported by excellent computing facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories. There are strong opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in the other departments in the Baskin School of Engineering, including Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Biomolecular Engineering, Technology Management, and Computational Media. More widely, our campus offers a fertile environment for scientific research in mathematical, physical, biological and social sciences. Given the proximity of the campus to Silicon Valley, there are multiple opportunities for collaboration with investigators working on cutting edge engineering and science problems in institutions (for example, NASA Ames, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) and high-tech companies in the area.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Applied Mathematics or Control or closely related or relevant field expected to be conferred by June 30, 2017. Teaching experience (demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, research presentations and/or professional training seminars). Demonstrated record of research and publication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience, graduate student mentoring experience, demonstrated record of research excellence and productivity, participation and achievement in professional or university organizations, and a record of honors or awards.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017 (with academic year beginning September 2017). Ph.D. must be conferred by June 30, 2018 for employment beyond that date.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; 5) 2 5 publications); and 6) 3 - 5 confidential letters of reference.* Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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*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

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2016.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete including letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

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: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (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. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.



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Cover Letter - Letter of application

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement of Research

Statement of Teaching

Publication (1 of 2 required) - Two publications required

Publication - Up to three additional publications are optional (Optional)

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

Publication (2 of 2 required)

Publication (Optional)

Publication (Optional)


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