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Faculty Positions - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions whose research interests falls into one of the following three areas (1) Intersection of Life Sciences and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2) Big Data, or (3) Security for Engineered Systems. Candidates will be considered at either the assistant or associate professor level depending on applicant's level of experience and qualifications.

1) Intersection of life sciences & electrical engineering & computer science
Interfaces with life could be at the molecular, cellular, organ, or whole organism level. Areas include, but are not limited to convergent science and technology in: novel microscopy and imaging techniques, electrical and photonic sensing, wireless and implantable monitoring, exploitation of new spectral regions (such as far-infrared, terahertz), monitoring and stimulation of neural systems, and any other technical areas that utilize the disciplines of EECS to address human health.

2) Big Data
Areas include, but are not limited to theoretical foundations and algorithms in machine learning, data mining, signal processing; big data analytic systems for high-performance and scalable computing, software/hardware architectures, and networked systems; applications include, but are not limited to, Internet-of-Things, manufacturing, smart cities, and other domains.

3) Security for Engineered Systems
Areas include but are not limited to: (i) theoretical foundations at the intersection of hardware and software system security; (ii) specification, design, validation, and verification of security for cyber-physical systems within the critical infrastructure, e.g., power grid system, transportation, manufacturing, medical devices, etc.; (iii) formal methods for securing systems; (iv) intrusion detection and defense; (v) supply-chain security, e.g., semiconductor hardware; (vi) system security for IoT systems.

Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field from an accredited university. Successful candidates will be innovative leaders that can develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, and provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications should apply to one of above three categories, include a cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, list of publications, up to three key publications, a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least three to five references. References will not be contacted until later stages of consideration, in consultation with the candidate.

Applications should be submitted electronically. Instructions may be found at . Screening will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although maximum consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2018.

The University of California, Irvine is part of the premier public university system in the world. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was 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.

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.

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

  • Cover Letter - Please include area of research interest which you are applying for.

  • 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.

  • Publications - Publications - must contain at least three publications.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)