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Computer Engineering: Robotics/Mechatronics, Assistant Professor (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 12/18/16) 9/10/2016

University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

University of California - Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Job #JPF00388

* Engineering School - Computer Engineering


Open date: September 9th, 2016
Last review date: December 18th, 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 Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. We seek outstanding applicants with appropriate expertise, established records, and exceptional potential for research in Robotics. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in robotic manipulation, grasping, haptics, and dexterous manipulation with applications to service robotics, autonomous transportation, assistive and medical robotics, or other related areas. Complementarity of research to the other areas of computer engineering, including networks, sensors, control systems, and computer hardware, will be evaluated.

The successful candidate will join our vibrant program in Robotics and Control, that has been active for over a decade and includes an undergraduate Robotics Engineering degree program, and will be expected to maintain an active research program, obtain external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Engineering, mentor and advise students at the graduate and undergraduate level, and perform University and professional service. The successful 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 teaching, research, and/or service.

RANK: Assistant Professor.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or closely related field expected to be conferred by June 30, 2017; demonstrated record of research and publication; and, teaching experience (demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, research presentations or professional training seminars).

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning Fall 2017. Degree must be conferred by June 30, 2018 for employment beyond this date.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research interests and research plan; (4) statement of teaching interests and experience; (5) three to five samples of published materials; (6) three to five 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 18, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and 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 research interests and research plan

Statement of Teaching - Statement of teaching interests and experience

Published Materials - Three to five samples of published materials

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

Published Mataerials

Published Materials (Optional)

Published Materials (Optional)

Published Materials (Optional)


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