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ECE Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Position in the Broad Area of Autonomous Robotic Systems


Anticipated start: 7/1/2024


Open date: October 3, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Nov 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is accepting applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of Autonomous Robotic Systems. The Department has particular (but non-exclusive) interest in applicants with expertise in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and/or controls, along with the ability to complement existing faculty strengths in fields such as automation, robotics, computer vision, optimization, and signal processing.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. In 2023-24, a wide array of UC Santa Barbara departments is partnering with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to launch a special faculty recruitment initiative named after Benjamin Banneker, the 18th-century African American mathematician, astronomer, anti- racist, engineer, ecologist, and peace advocate. Funded by an Advancing Faculty Diversity grant from the UC Office of the President, with the goal of diversifying faculty, research, and curriculum in STEM (and related) fields, the Banneker Initiative aims to recruit scholars, scientists, and engineers whose disciplinary and interdisciplinary work would take place within the community of interests exemplified by Banneker’s intellectual, ethical, and social commitments as an African American scientist. Applicants may be eligible to be fellows in the Benjamin Banneker Initiative. The community of Banneker Fellows will receive funding for cohort building and professional development activities, including enrollment in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Faculty Success Program, proposal writing training, and seed grants.

The University of California, Santa Barbara is a leading research institution nestled on California’s beautiful Central Coast, with the ECE building located adjacent to the beach. The greater Santa Barbara area is a great place to raise a family and is within driving distance to Los Angeles.

Department: https://www.ece.ucsb.edu


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related field except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Ph.D. required by time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates should have an established research reputation or outstanding research potential, the ability to attract external research funding, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful independent research program, and demonstrate the potential to participate effectively in the teaching of the ECE curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements

  • 3-4 letters of reference required

Applicants must provide the names and email addresses for 3-4 references and should request letters of reference within the UC Recruit system in order to complete the application requirements.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02590

Help contact: employment@ece.ucsb.edu


Santa Barbara, California




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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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