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Temporary Researchers (Project Scientist Series) for Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position overview

Position title: Project Scientist Series
Salary range: The posted UC system-wide salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table
for the salary range at UCSB. A reasonable estimate at 100% time for this position is $93,100-$212,300. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: Vary from part-time to full-time.
Anticipated start: Appointments are subject to availability of funding and departmental needs.
Review timeline: Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed.
Position duration: Range from short term to long term.

Application Window

Open date: November 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Dec 18, 2023 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: Thursday, Oct 31, 2024 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 (Project Scientist Series). The Project Scientist position requires demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project. Appointments are subject to availability of funding and departmental needs. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Temporary research positions may vary from part-time to full-time and may range from short term to long term. Applicants must resubmit a new application letter each year beginning November 1 to retain eligibility.

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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) or completed all requirements for a PhD except the dissertation at the time of application in engineering, or the physical or biological sciences.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD by time of appointment

Preferred qualifications

Desired qualifications include an outstanding research record or demonstrated independent research in the areas of: Computer Engineering, Communications, Control & Signal Processing, or Electronics and Photonics.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Publication 1 - Please upload 1-3 publications

  • Publication 2 - Please upload 1-3 publications

  • Publication 3 - Please upload 1-3 publications

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants must provide the names and email addresses for 3 references. The committee will contact references for top candidates using the reference contact information provided.

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, Ca