The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University
of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for two positions in
the field of Natural Language Processing. One position is at the
tenured Associate or early stage Full Professor level, and the other
position is at the tenure track Assistant Professor level. We seek
outstanding applicants with research and teaching expertise in all
areas of Natural Language Processing. We are especially interested in
candidates who have contributed to one or more application areas of
Natural Language Processing including but not limited to information
extraction, dialogue systems, semantic parsing, sentiment analysis,
question answering, and machine translation.

Both positions are associated with a proposed Professional MS program
in Natural Language Processing to be located in the UCSC Silicon
Valley Campus in Santa Clara, California. The successful candidates
will play an essential role in developing, growing, and shaping this
new program. They are expected to develop a research program, advise
Ph.D. 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
interact broadly with the large number of Natural Language Processing
practitioners in Silicon Valley industrial research and advanced
development labs. The successful candidates should be able to work
with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and
cultural backgrounds. In addition to the basic qualifications,
applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level should have a
demonstrated record of publications, demonstrated experience in
university teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level or closely
analogous activities, demonstrated record of extramural funding or
similar success with garnering support for research endeavors,
experience with research project management, and professional service;
we also value industrial experience, and a track record of building
product and applications based on NLP technology.


University of California Santa Cruz


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.


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

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying

APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00657

Please refer to Position # JPF00657-19 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

• Statement of research plans

• Statement of teaching interests and experience

• 3–4 selected publications

• 3 confidential letters of recommendation*

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

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