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University of California Merced
  • Position Number: 2037439
  • Location: Merced, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC Merced seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the 2021/2022 academic year. Priority will be given to candidates in the areas of: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Machine Learning. However, exceptional candidates in all areas will be considered.

The search is supported by an Advancing Faculty Diversity Recruitment Grant and the Department seeks candidates who demonstrate both a record of outstanding scholarship and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in attracting candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree (preferred by July 1, 2021, must be conferred by Dec. 31, 2021) in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or a related field is required at time of employment. Applicants should have a distinguished academic record, an exceptional potential to conduct world-class research in a collaborative environment, and a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Applications must be submitted online and must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching, 5) statement of contribution to equity, diversity, and inclusion, 6) three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).

Guidance on what to include in a diversity statement may be found here

Deadline: The position will be open until filled with a final closing date of June 30, 2021; consideration of applications will begin on January 4, 2021. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Starting dates are negotiable. Inquiries and questions should be sent to

Applications will be submitted via The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (


Document requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC's Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

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