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Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering


As part of UC Davis’ commitment 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 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the College of Engineering at UC Davis, announces a tenure track Assistant rank faculty position. As one of the country’s leading Rl 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] (


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, individual’s 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] ( 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.


Candidates must complete their application by no later than 11:59pm PST on 12/1/2022 to ensure full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until 5/1/2023, but applications received after the initial review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


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