Computer Science Open Level Tenure-Track and Tenured Positions

The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara is continuing a period of strategic growth, with plans for new faculty positions that will add to core strengths, explore new and emerging areas of the field, and leverage opportunities across disciplinary boundaries. Towards this goal, the department invites applications for tenure-track or tenured appointments at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levels, for the 2019-2020 academic year. For primary consideration apply by November 16, 2018; however, positions will remain open until filled.

We are looking for individuals from all areas of Computer Science who have a track record of research excellence, a passion to shape the future of the field, and the potential to become an outstanding leader in research and education. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Qualified assistant professor candidates will be considered for appointment to the John and Eileen Gerngross Endowed Chair, which is intended to support a junior faculty scholar and future leader and to strengthen department diversity.

UC Santa Barbara is a premier public research university. The Department of Computer Science is part of the highly ranked College of Engineering, which includes among its faculty three Nobel laureates and 29 members of the National Academy of Engineering. Additional information about the department and our academic programs can be found at

PhD in Computer Science or related field at the time of application is preferred. At the minimum in order to be considered, applicants should have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related field, except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. PhD degree must be conferred by the time of appointment.

All applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, contact information for three to five references, and candidates' three top publications. Additionally, we strongly encourage all applicants to include a statement of contribution to diversity. In your cover letter, please indicate whether you are applying to a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) or a tenured position (Associate/Full Professor).

Letters of reference for completed applications will be requested by the department at the following stages:

  • Assistant Professor level will be requested by the department once the initial review date passes and/or after any additional review dates.
  • Associate/Full Professor levels will be requested by the department at the point of serious consideration.

Applications should be submitted electronically as PDF documents to

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and 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.