University of California Santa Cruz has an opening for a TENURED NLP
associate or full professor position. If you are interested in teaching,
research and living in Silicon Valley California, you are welcome to apply
or contact us. Thanks!
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022, with the academic year beginning in
Open date: October 29th, 2021
Next review date: Friday, Jan 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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 Computer Science and Engineering at the University of
California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenured Associate
Professor or Full Professor. We seek outstanding applicants with research
and teaching expertise in all areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP).
especially interested in candidates who have contributed to one or more
application areas of NLP including but not limited to information
and interactive systems, semantics, syntax, information retrieval and text
mining, question answering, language grounding, speech and multimodality,
social goods, and machine translation.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is part of the Baskin
School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. UC Santa Cruz is a member of the
Association of American Universities (AAU), an association of the top
research universities in the US. Our school has nationally and
researchers in many areas, including theoretical computer science,
programming languages, security, distributed systems, storage systems,
architectures, machine learning, natural language processing, vision, VLSI,
and networking. The Baskin School of Engineering is home to six departments,
contributing to the richness of its research. Nestled in a redwood forest
above the city of Santa Cruz, our beautiful campus has a long history of
groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. Of the ten University of California,
UCSC is the nearest to Silicon Valley and has close research ties with the
computer industry. Our proximity to Silicon Valley, and our satellite
campus there, afford opportunities and avenues for collaboration with
working in the many research and development labs in Silicon Valley, as
well as with the other San Francisco Bay Area universities.
The faculty member will contribute to the M.S. program in NLP located in
the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara, California and will
established records in research and publications; university teaching at
the undergraduate and graduate level (or closely analogous activities);
funding awards (or similar success with garnering support for research
endeavors). We also value industrial experience or collaboration.
We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the
diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research,
and service. 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,
experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly
The primary office for this position is located in Santa Clara, due to the
expectation of teaching and mentoring students in this location. Space for
for this position 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 applicant will typically spend
multiple days per week in Santa Clara and is also expected to spend, on
average, one day
per week on the Santa Cruz campus (more days will be required when teaching
undergraduate courses on the Santa Cruz campus). The ability for on-demand
transportation between Santa Clara and Santa Cruz with or without
accommodations is essential.
The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that
they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary
their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in
the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic
employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation,
they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the
surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any
current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are
(Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve
a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering:
Associate or Full Professor of Natural Language Processing (JPF01170)
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
A Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in computer science or a field
relevant to the advertised position; demonstrated record of research and
publications in computer science; and a demonstrated record of teaching
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement
addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally
underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to
diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public
service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see
https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
Initial screening of applicants will be based on the statement on
contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your
qualifications and interest in the position.
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching
3-5 required (contact information only)
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their
references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters from the
references of those
applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your
references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters
directly to the UC
**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 http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.