Faculty Position in Computer Science: Visualization and Graphics
The Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Davis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with a start date in Fall 2020. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.
We are interested in hiring a candidate in visualization or graphics, but exceptional candidates in other areas may be considered.
UC Davis is one of the top public universities in the nation, bringing in over $700 million annually in research funding. It includes a medical school, a law school, a school of management and the leading veterinary school in the country. The Department of Computer Science, part of the College of Engineering, has 39 faculty members and about 300 graduate students. Seven new faculty members in the last few years help create a vibrant and dynamic research environment.
Interdisciplinary research is fostered the UC Davis graduate group structure, which brings together faculty from different colleges and departments with related research interests and allows them to co-supervise students. Our location makes it easy to collaborate with industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, and with the State Government in Sacramento.
UC Davis has a strong track record of contributions to social mobility, with 44% of our undergraduates being first generation students. We anticipate becoming a designated Hispanic Serving Institution in the near future. The campus commitment to sustainability leads the nation, with the goal of carbon neutrality by 2025.
Davis is a vibrant college town with excellent public schools and a Mediterranean climate, known for its many bicyclists. Our location provides ample opportunities for urban recreation in Sacramento and the Bay Area. Outdoor opportunities nearby include the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Napa Valley wine region, Lake Tahoe and the Pacific Ocean.
Applicants at the Assistant level should have received, or are about to receive, a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a related field. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in research and a commitment to quality teaching. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a top-quality funded research program and to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.
Applicants at the Associate level should have a strong record of publications and research funding and national recognition. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a top-quality research program and to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.
We particularly value candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a personal statement addressing research, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement, three or four selected publications, and the names of three references. Applicants' track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement, as described in the diversity statement, will be part of the overall evaluation of the candidate.
Review of completed applications will begin January 2, 2020. The position remains open until filled.
UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html.
UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work-Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community (https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life).
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please notify us.
UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available https://www.e-verify.gov/.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled Authorization to Release Information into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.