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Open Rank Faculty Positions in Computer Science: Data Science and Theory

Recruitment Period

Open October 30th, 2019 through Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by January 15th, 2020, you will have until January 31st, 2020 to complete your application.


The Department of Computer Science in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for multiple tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate/full professor positions beginning July 1, 2020. The Department is interested in individuals with research interests in all aspects of algorithms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and theory of computing.

The Department of Computer Science is the largest in the School of ICS at UCI, with more than 50 full-time faculty members and over 400 graduate students. Faculty research is vibrant and broad, spanning algorithms, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer vision, databases and data mining, distributed systems, embedded systems, graphics, machine learning, multimedia, networking, operating systems, scientific computing, security and privacy, software, theory of computing, 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 international award winners.

UCI is ranked as a top 10 public university by U.S. News and World Report, the No. 1 college by Money Magazine, 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. In addition, UCI has the largest faculty housing project in the world, with 300 acres of beautiful homes and recreational facilities.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science or a closely related field. Completed applications containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, all available teaching evaluations, statements on diversity, teaching, and research, three letters of recommendation, and sample research publications should be uploaded electronically. Please refer to the following website for instructions:

Applications received by January 1, 2020 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.

Job location

Irvine, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc/ Additional (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required