Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz

Position ID:UCSC-Computer Science-LSOE [#8631]
Position Title: Teaching Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science / Education
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline:2017/01/06 finished (posted 2016/11/27, finished 2017/07/07, listed until 2017/05/27)
Position Description:    

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The Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a teaching professor position at the Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment level. Applicants should be able to contribute to the department’s academic degree programs through teaching and service responsibilities. Candidates should have expertise as well as a record of outstanding teaching in computer science. We have a preference for candidates with experience and expertise in teaching introductory and intermediate programming language courses.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, engage in field-related professional achievement and activity, and perform university and professional service. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, professional activity, and/or service.

The Computer Science Department has nationally and internationally known research groups in many areas, including databases systems, machine learning, natural language processing, and storage systems. Our beautiful campus has a long history of embracing groundbreaking interdisciplinary work, and our proximity to Silicon Valley and San Francisco affords extensive consulting opportunities and avenues for collaborative research.

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RANK: Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE)

The Teaching Professor in Computer Science is a full-time position with the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate and has the official title of “Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment” (LPSOE) and is analogous to tenure-track. An LPSOE is appointed for two year terms and is eligible for promotion to "Security of Employment," which is analogous to tenure. Appointees must be granted "Security of Employment” by the end of the eighth year of service for continued employment. Teaching, professional achievement and activity, and university and public service constitute the criteria for advancement. Appointees to this title must also demonstrate intellectual leadership, as documented by materials demonstrating that the candidate has made outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her special field and/or of pedagogy, through publication (either in traditional forms or in electronic format), creative accomplishments, or other professional activity.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related fields, expected to be conferred no later than June 30, 2017; teaching experience (demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, research presentations and/or professional training seminars), and a demonstrated record of professional achievement and activity.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning September 2017. Appointment is contingent upon degree being conferred by June 30, 2017.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; a statement of professional interests and plans; a statement of teaching interests; 3–5 selected works that document creative accomplishments or other professional activities, outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of the field and/or pedagogy; and 3-4 confidential letters of reference. In addition, up to ten sets of instructor teaching evaluations may be submitted. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through professional activity, teaching and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00411-17 in all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2017. 
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.

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