Assistant Professor of Teaching Position in Computer Science: Systems
The Department of Computer Science (CS) in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor of Teaching / Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment beginning July 1, 2021. The Department is especially interested in those who can teach CS courses with an emphasis on computer system topics. An ideal candidate will be strongly positioned to teach project courses that emphasize the design of hardware/software systems suitable for emerging applications and Internet of Things. The candidate may need to work with industry leaders who sponsor students projects in CS targeting technological innovation and creativity, as well as strategies and tools to manage software project development. The candidate is also expected to teach traditional CS courses such as compilers, operating systems, database systems, embedded systems, network systems, computer architecture, and introductory courses in computer programming using Python and C/C++.
The Professor of Teaching / Lecturer with Security of Employment series requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, that the candidate make outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or of pedagogy. This position parallels the tenure-track faculty series. The search is inviting applicants at the Assistant (potential security of employment; analogous to pre-tenure) rank. This is a full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and University and public service. Professors of Teaching are members of the University of California Academic Senate and have all the usual benefits of Senate membership.
The Computer Science Department's curricula, faculty and research focus on an array of topics, including computer architecture, system software, networking and distributed computing, data and information systems, artificial intelligence, and computer graphics, while also exploring interdisciplinary topics such as biomedical informatics, data mining, security and privacy, and ubiquitous computing. At UCI, ICS brings together three unique departments (Computer Science, Informatics, and Statistics), thus strategically positioning itself to meet the technical and social challenges of computing and information systems in the coming decades. The U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best Global Universities ranking identifies UCI as a top 75 university in computer science and one of the top 30 universities for computer science in the United States. ICS is one of only five computing-focused schools among the Association of American Universities (AAU) members. Our 90+ faculty members include 2 NAE Members, 14 ACM Fellows, 9 IEEE Fellows, 9 AAAS Fellows and many other national award winners.
For eight consecutive years the University of California, Irvine has been named a top 10 Coolest School by Sierra magazine for our innovative sustainable practices. UCI is also ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report and has been identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science (or closely related field), plus a strong interest and proven record of excellence in teaching CS courses at the university level. Completed applications containing a cover letter, curriculum vita, all available teaching evaluations, statements on contributions to diversity and teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically as PDF files. Please refer to the following web site for instructions: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06435
Applications received by January 31, 2021 will receive fullest consideration.
The University of California, Irvine 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, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.
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 as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve 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 Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled Authorization to Release Information into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.