ECE Faculty Recruitment - Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Application

 

As part of UC Davis' commitment (https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/principles-community) 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 a tenure track Assistant rank 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 fundamental aspects of data science
and machine learning, including but not limited to statistical/machine learning, signal processing, computer
vision, image/video processing, reinforcement learning, algorithm design, decision optimization and
automation. Candidates are expected to contribute creatively and in depth to data science research,
teaching, and student mentorship. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong interest and leadership skills to
bridge data science research with multiple technical disciplines as well as application domains such as
health and connected and autonomous systems.

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. In particular,
research excellence in data science areas, coupled with existing department’s strength (e.g.,
miniaturized/implantable devices, embedded devices, IoTs, wearables and edge intelligence) and
partnership with the UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies can lead to
breakthroughs in advancing human health and transforming mobility with great societal impact, which are
major elements of our Next Level Strategic Research Vision of our College of Engineering
(https://engineering.ucdavis.edu/engineering-research)

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
(https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/diversity-matters-how-uc-davis-working-increase-diversity). 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, as this 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.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Assistant Professor
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 Assistant Professor.

Application Requirements
For fullest consideration, applications must be completed by December 1, 2022; however, the position will
remain open until filled through May 1, 2023. Application packages should be submitted online through UC
Recruit (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/analyst/recruitments/JPF05160/details ) 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, contact
information of 3-6 individuals who will be contacted to provide a letter of reference on your behalf, and a
signed Authorization to Release Information form (available in the RECRUIT system).
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the
advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through 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 first
choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of
Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law 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. To
implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant 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 Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with
Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be
subject to reference checks.

All applicants for these searches will be asked to sign and upload an " Authorization to Release
Information" form into UC RECRUIT. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization with the
application materials in UC RECRUIT, the application will be incomplete and, as with any incomplete
application, will not receive further consideration.

We encourage applicants to explore the College's (https://engineering.ucdavis.edu/ ) and Departments
(https://ece.ucdavis.edu) websites.  We strongly recommend that all candidates visit our website
(https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/why-does-uc-davis-seek-diversity-statements-applicants ) 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 Chen-Nee Chuah and Carole Bustamante.

COVID-19: Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, academic and scholarly
activities may be conducted remotely. 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 (https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/principles-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 (https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/about/strategic-plan ), our
new strategic plan: "To Boldly Go (https://leadership.ucdavis.edu/strategic-plan )," our Principles of
Community, the Office of Academic Affairs' Mission Statement (https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/mission-statement
), and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity
Statement (https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu > 4400). 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 (https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/timeline ).

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see this website:
(https://www.ucdavis.edu/statement-nondiscrimination/). 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 (https://www.ucdavis.edu/about/).
Information regarding the diversity of our student body is located Information regarding the diversity of
our student body is located here (https://datausa.io/profile/university/university-of-california-davis).
UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments. 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.

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 Partner Opportunities Program (POP)
(https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/partner-opportunities-program-pop ) and Capital Resource Network
(CRN) (https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/capital-resource-network ), services designed to support new
faculty as they transition to our campus.

UC Davis is a smoke-and tobacco-free (https://healthy.ucdavis.edu/smoke-tobacco-free ) campus effective
January 1, 2014. 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.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from
members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities,
veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our
vision of a diverse and inclusive community. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy can be found at this website
(https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction ).

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 (https://www.e-verify.gov/ )

Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Application
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05160