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Temporary Researchers (Assistant Specialists & Associate Specialists) for Electrical and Computer Engineering

Application Window

Open date: December 15th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Jul 26, 2021 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: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 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.

Position description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for temporary research positions (Assistant Specialists & Associate Specialists). Appointments are subject to availability of funding and departmental needs. Temporary research positions may vary from part-time to full-time and may range from short term to long term. Apply by January 4, 2021 for primary consideration; however, applications will be kept active for consideration within the department through October 31, 2021. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. The pool will close on October 31, 2021; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Appointees to the Specialist series engage in specialized research, professional activity, and University and/or public service. Specialists use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise of the University and to achieve recognition in the professional and scientific community. Specialists may participate in University and/or public service depending upon funding source and duties of the position. Please see additional information below for qualifications required for each Specialist Series rank.

Assistant Specialists enable research as part of a team and may provide some independent input into the planning and execution of the research.

Associate Specialists normally provide considerable independent input into the planning and execution of the research, have a record of academic accomplishments, and includes contributions to published research in the field.

In order to be considered, qualified applicants must have a Master's degree at the time of application.

Educational background and five years or more of research experience desired in the areas of: Computer Engineering, Communications, Control & Signal Processing, or Electronics and Photonics.

Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring level. The UCSB salary scales may be found at:

Please submit your application to UC Recruit:

Applicants must submit the following:
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Statement of Research
Publications (1-3)
Names of 3 References (contact information only)

Please note: The use of temporary research titles pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the “Next Review Date” specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applicants for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

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.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Publications - Please upload up to 3 publications

  • Publications - Please upload up to 3 publications.

  • Publications - Please upload up to 3 publications.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA