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Assistant Professor of ECE with a Focus on Designing Just Futures

University of California San Diego
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2022
Assistant Professor of ECE with a Focus on Designing Just Futures

University of California San Diego

Application Window

Open date: December 13, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, Jan 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Apr 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 seeks faculty candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor whose research, teaching, and service will advance scholarship and institutional solutions for designing more just and equitable systems and structures. This search is part of a The faculty hired will advance UC San Diego's commitment to the inclusion of Indigenous, Black, and migrant communities, anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and social justice. Faculty hired under this Initiative will join the UC San Diego campus, the UC San Diego, and the to forge a new paradigm of engagement and collaboration that draws on the geographic, academic, institutional, and cultural strengths of our tri-national region across Southern California, Baja California, and the Kumeyaay region. As part of their teaching portfolio, faculty hired under Designing Just Futures will be expected to design and teach courses that align with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Design Lab, and the Indigenous Futures Institute programs.

In particular, UC San Diego Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) seeks to recruit diverse faculty in a wide range of ECE research disciplines that are related but not limited to Sustainable Computing, Cyber-Physical Systems, Mixed Physical-Digital Interactions, Machine Learning for Social Justice and Fairness, System Design, and Design Automation. Scholars should engage major societal issues concerning Indigenous, Black, Hispanic and migrant communities. This will be a broad search, so all relevant Electrical and Computer Engineering areas will be considered.

The required job duties include developing an excellent research program, teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, and service activities. Faculty in the department benefit from the presence of numerous major research centers, including the Center for Wireless Communications (CWC), the Qualcomm Institute (QI), the Center for Machine Integrated Computing & Security (MICS), the Center for Wearable Sensors (CWS), the Center for Information Theory and Applications (ITA), the Center for Memory Recording Research (CMRR), the Center for Networked Systems (CNS), the Contextual Robotics Institute (CRI), and the Power Management Integration Center (PMIC) which provide unique opportunities and resources.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Review of applications will commence on January 29, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications in conformance with University of California policies.

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see the UCSD


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D. or advancement to candidacy in Electrical and Computer Engineering or related disciplines is required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

o Cover Letter

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

o Statement of Research

o Statement of Teaching

o Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our site for more information.

o Designing Just Futures Statement (1 page) - Applicants should describe how they are currently or planning to engage in frameworks focused on futures, futurities, and/or futurism at the intersections of design and social justice that prioritize Indigenous, Black, and migrant communities.

Reference requirements

o 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters of reference should address research, teaching and professional service.
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination 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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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La Jolla, CA

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