Electrical and Computer Engineering: Assistant Professor in Sustainable Power Engineering (Initial Review 11.15.22)
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Internal Number: 3458761
Job #JPF01384 Electrical and Computer Engineering / Baskin Engineering / UC Santa Cruz
POSITION OVERVIEW Position title: Assistant Professor in Sustainable Power Engineering Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis). Percent time: Full-time (100%) Anticipated start: July 1, 2023, with the academic year beginning in September 2023. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2024 for employment effective July 1, 2024.
APPLICATION WINDOW Open date: September 16, 2022
Next review date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (https://engineering.ucsc.edu/departments/electrical-and-computer-engineering) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the area of Sustainable Power Engineering. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC Santa Cruz aims to achieve engineering discoveries that benefit humankind through a combination of curiosity, open-mindedness, and inclusiveness. We aim to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiration and quality education, believing that rigor, creativity, and excitement should be part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum. Our Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The faculty for this position could teach courses in device physics, semiconductors, microelectronics, integrated circuits, solid-state electronics, etc. Applicants will be sought that have knowledge and research interests in the areas of power devices, power semiconductors, generation, transmission, distribution, power electronics, more specific examples include energy storage, microgrids, HVDC and system protection. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with research interests aligned with the broader University commitment to climate change mitigation, clean power and sustainability. The successful candidate could also work with existing faculty in semiconductor materials, power electronics, motor drives, power systems, and electronic circuits.
UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who will work to support these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Minority-serving Institution (MSI) with a high proportion of first-in-family students. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing women, people of color, and other groups underrepresented in engineering, as well as clearly articulate their experience and future plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and research. Efforts supporting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important during the merit review and promotion process. The selected candidate will receive a start-up package that includes funding in support of furthering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.
The successful candidate is expected to enact a research program, advise PhD and MS students in their research area, obtain external funding, develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, perform university, public, and professional service, and be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The successful candidate will play a key role in research, teaching, and service with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, interacting with its faculty, students, and staff.
UC Santa Cruz is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU, an association of the top research universities in the US), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a member of the Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Research Universities (HRSU), a member of the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a member of several identity and ethnic affinity professional societies. Broadening participation in engineering, and equitably and inclusively serving underrepresented minoritized students are key values at UC Santa Cruz. More information can be found: https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html
Our campus is the nearest University of California campus to Silicon Valley and has close research ties with the local computer industry. Nestled in a redwood forest above the city of Santa Cruz, our beautiful campus has a long history of embracing groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. Our proximity to Silicon Valley, and our satellite campus there, afford opportunities and avenues for collaboration with researchers working in the many research and development labs in Silicon Valley, as well as with the other San Francisco Bay Area universities. The successful candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)
QUALIFICATIONS Basic qualifications (required at time of application) A Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 30, 2024. Research and teaching experience in power devices, power semiconductors, generation, transmission, distribution, or power electronics.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Document requirements Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position
Statement of Research (Required)
Statement of Teaching and Mentoring
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
Initial screening of candidates will be based only on statements of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Select publication demonstrating scholarly contributions (1 of 3 required)
Select publication demonstrating scholarly contributions (2 of 3 required)
Select publication demonstrating scholarly contributions (3 of 3 required)
Reference requirements 3-5 letters of reference required Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted). Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
CAMPUS INFORMATION The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
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 UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).
UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.
If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at firstname.lastname@example.org (831) 459-4602.
UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus COVID-19 Vaccines webpage.