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.
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 primary offices for these positions are located in Santa Clara,
due to the expectation of teaching and mentoring students in this
location. Space for PhD students for these positions is also located
in Santa Clara. Graduate level teaching duties will be mainly at the
Santa Clara campus with undergraduate courses to be taught at the
Santa Cruz campus. The successful applicants will typically spend
multiple days per week in Santa Clara and are also expected to spend
on average one day per week on the Santa Cruz campus (more when
teaching an undergraduate class on the Santa Cruz campus). The ability
for on-demand transportation between Santa Clara and Santa Cruz with
or without accommodations is essential.
The Computer Science and Engineering Department has nationally and
internationally known research groups in Machine Learning, Data
Science, Natural Language Processing and related fields. Our beautiful
campus has a long history of embracing groundbreaking
interdisciplinary work, and the proximity of the campus to Silicon
Valley affords our faculty extensive opportunities for interactions
and collaborations with industry.
Assistant Professor and Associate or early stage Full Professor
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month basis).
University of California
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.
How to apply:
Please mention NLP People as a source when applying
Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system;
all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
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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