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Open Rank Faculty Positions in UCLA Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy (ITLP)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Associate Professor

Application Window

Open date: October 8th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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

Building upon its commitment to broaden research and teaching on the societal impacts of technology, the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for an open rank tenure-track engineering faculty position to be affiliated with the newly launched UCLA Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy (ITLP).

ITLP is jointly housed in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and in the UCLA School of Law. ITLP advances cross-disciplinary research on the interplay between rapidly changing digital technologies and law, public policy, and society generally.

Applicants for the position must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, or show exceptional promise for, high-quality research, teaching, and professional development on the broader impact of advances in digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, computing, cybersecurity, communications, signal processing, or encryption. Applicants must have an earned PhD in an engineering discipline by the date of hire. In addition to excellence in engineering, applicants are expected to have demonstrated an ability to do impactful work on the broader impacts of the digital technology areas in which they specialize.
The successful candidate will be expected to perform research, publish, and teach in their engineering discipline as well as to have a strong focus on engagement with, and advancement of, law and policy approaches to respond to the opportunities and challenges raised by the changing technologies. The School is most interested in applications at the assistant professor level, though applications for appointment at the associate or full professor level will also be considered.

Application packages should be submitted online through and include the following documents: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests, 4) statement of teaching interests, and 5) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have an earned PhD in Engineering or closely related discipline at date of hire.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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

Please provide contact information only.

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Campus Information

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 must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA