Assistant Professor in Distributed Systems University of California at Santa Cruz, Department of Computer Science United States

Assistant Professor, Distributed Systems


The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a tenure track (Assistant Professor) position in Distributed Systems. We seek outstanding applicants who have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in the areas of distributed systems, large-scale data processing, or storage systems. The new faculty member in this position is expected to develop a research program, advise graduate students in their research area, obtain external funding, develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and to 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 our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. We welcome candidates who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


The Baskin School of Engineering has nationally and internationally known researchers and research groups in many areas, including distributed systems, networking, data management, storage systems, programming languages, software engineering, machine learning, data mining, natural language processing, and AI. Our beautiful campus has a long history of embracing groundbreaking interdisciplinary work, and our proximity to Silicon Valley (only 35 minutes from campus) and San Francisco affords opportunities and avenues for collaborative research.


RANK: Assistant Professor


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


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Computer Science or other relevant field, expected to be completed by June 30, 2018; demonstrated record of research and teaching.


POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018 (with academic year beginning September 2018). All Ph.D. requirements must be completed by June 30, 2019 for employment beyond that date.


TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service; 3 selected publications, and 3 confidential letters of reference*. All materials must be submitted as PDF files.


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Refer to Position #JPF00476-18 in all correspondence.


*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 4, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications must be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.

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