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Open Rank Teaching Professor Position in Computer Science and Data Science

Position overview

Position title: Computer Science Lecturer

Application Window

Open date: September 27, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Dec 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 Computer Science Department at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for a Teaching Professor at all ranks (officially called Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, Lecturer with Security of Employment, and Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment). This is a permanent position, analogous to tenure-track, with Academic Senate membership and an expectation of participation in governance and management of the university's educational program through committee service, curriculum development, and administration.

The nominal teaching load is six courses per year on a quarter system. In addition to supporting the needs of the Computer Science Department, this position will also help to support the Data Science and AI tracks of the School’s Master of Engineering program through upper-division undergraduate offerings in those areas. Salary will be commensurate with experience and University of California pay scales.
The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field, or an M.S. in computer science or a closely related field along with significant additional relevant experience.
  • Documented excellence in teaching of computer science and/or data science.
  • Ability and interest in teaching a broad range of courses in computing and data science.
  • Experience with curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated efforts to educate a diverse group of students and/or to increase the participation and success of students from populations that are underrepresented in STEM fields.
  • A strong record of scholarship in computer science education or computer science.

Application packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF07867 and include the following documents: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) teaching portfolio, including a list of courses taught along with enrollment statistics and teaching evaluations, 3) teaching statement, 4) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, 5) an optional statement of research interests, and 6) a cover letter. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be directed to Professor Todd Millstein .

Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity and spectacular climate. UCLA has been ranked the No. 1 public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for five straight years. UCLA Samueli is a tightly-knit community with more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students, nearly 200 full-time faculty members, and is in the midst of its largest growth since the school was founded in 1945. The school is consistently ranked in the top 10 among U.S. public engineering schools and its master’s online program is ranked No. 2 overall by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA Samueli is known as the birthplace of the Internet, and where countless other fields took some of their first steps – from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics. UCLA Samueli is deeply committed to diversifying the ranks of its faculty, staff and students, and to providing an equitable and inclusive environment for all its members.

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, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

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Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

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Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.S. degree in computer science or closely related field, with a Ph.D. preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s 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.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Teaching Portfolio

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

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Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07867

Help contact: jade@cs.ucla.edu

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