UCSC hiring Assistant Professor in Precision Medicine


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a tenure track (Assistant Professor) in Precision Medicine. We seek outstanding applicants who have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in one or more areas related to precision medicine, including but not limited to: devices and systems for diagnostics; genomics; proteomics; and signal analysis and communication theory applied to biosensors and biosignals. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program, advise graduate 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.

We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The Electrical and Computer engineering department strives to support a creative and forward-looking research program with faculties collaborating in many areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering and beyond. The department houses BS, MS, and PhD degree programs in Electrical Engineering and the BS degree program in Robotics Engineering. Our faculty includes six IEEE fellows, two AAAS fellows, two OSA fellows, and one ACM fellow. UCSC is home to many centers and research institutes including the UCSC Genomics Institute (https://hausslergenomics.ucsc.edu), the W. M. Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics (http://cfno.soe.ucsc.edu), the Center for Molecular Biology of RNA (http://rna.ucsc.edu/rnacenter/), and the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center (https://cps.soe.ucsc.edu).

UC Santa Cruz campus is located approximately 75 miles from San Francisco and 35 miles from the heart of Silicon Valley. Campus comprises two thousand acres of forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay with one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education. In 2016-17, the Times Higher Education ranked UC Santa Cruz 4th in research influence.

Assistant Professor

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

A Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering, or other relevant field, expected to be completed by June 30, 2019; demonstrated record of research and teaching.

July 1, 2019 (with academic year beginning September 2019). All Ph.D. requirements must be completed by June 30, 2020 for employment beyond that date.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00650 
Please refer to Position # JPF00650-19 in all correspondence.


  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (required). Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at https://senate.ucsc.edu/committees/caad-committee-on-affirmative-action-and-diversity/DivStateGuidelines.pdf.
  • Statement of research plans
  • Statement of teaching interests and experience
  • 3–4 selected publications
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation*