Assistant Professor of Computer Science
University of California Davis Department of Computer Science
United States

Faculty Position, Assistant Professor of Teaching in Computer Science

Job #JPF03342

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 18th, 2019

Next review date: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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.


The Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Davis invites applications for one Assistant Professor of Teaching position, with a start date in Fall 2020. This is a tenure-track teaching position. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, service, and research. We will consider all pre-tenure candidates in any computer science specialization, including recent PhDs.

UC Davis is one of the top public universities in the nation, bringing in over $700 million annually in research funding. It includes a medical school, a law school, a school of management and the leading veterinary school in the country. The Department of Computer Science, part of the College of Engineering, has 38 faculty members, about 1200 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students. The selected candidate will join a team of three tenure-track teaching faculty who have been hired over the past five years.

UC Davis has a strong track record of contributions to social mobility, with 44% of our undergraduates being first generation students. We anticipate becoming a designated Hispanic Serving Institution in the near future. The campus commitment to sustainability leads the nation, with the goal of carbon neutrality by 2025.

Davis is a vibrant college town with excellent public schools and a Mediterranean climate, known for its many bicyclists.

Our location provides ample opportunities for urban recreation in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Outdoor opportunities nearby include the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Napa Valley wine region, Lake Tahoe and the Pacific Ocean.

Applicants at the Assistant level should have received, or are about to receive, a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a related field. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

We particularly value candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

Interested persons can find more information on this position, and instructions to apply at:

Please apply at the following link:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a diversity
statement, and the names of three references. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement, as described in the diversity statement, will be part of the overall evaluation of all candidates.

Review of completed applications will begin February 29th, 2020. The position remains open until filled.

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.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP)
( and Capital Resource Network ( are services designed to support the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty.

Eligibility for POP services is limited. For full program details please visit the website. For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact Academic Affairs at: (530) 752-7643.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work-Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community (

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please notify us.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smoke- less tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (ecigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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. More information is available

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 finalists for tenured 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/associate/full 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 positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - The Authorization to Release Information form is located here:

    Please complete the form and upload a PDF in this location.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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