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Open Level Position in the Area of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 14th, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

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 Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara is accepting applications for open-level search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor position in the broad area of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with an effective appointment date of July 1, 2020. This hire may involve an appointment to an endowed chair. The Department has particular (non-exclusive) interest in applicants with a depth of expertise in data science, machine learning, networking and communications, computer engineering, circuits, electronic and photonic materials, physics and devices along with the ability to collaborate with faculty across disciplines.

Candidates should have an established research reputation or outstanding research potential, the ability to attract external research funding, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Completed applications will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (2-page limit), statement of research interests (3-page limit), and contact information for three letters of reference. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contribution to Diversity which will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunities. We welcome applicants at all levels.

Applications must be submitted electronically at

Completed applications received by November 15, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

The ECE department is ranked among the top four ECE departments in the Nation according to the National Research Council rankings. Faculty members include 2 Nobel Laureates and 11 National Academy of Engineering members. More than half of the ECE department faculty are IEEE Fellows.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Teaching - 2 page limit

  • Statement of Research - 3 page limit

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)