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Wicked problems, meet your match! 

The College of Engineering is proud to join other colleges at UC Davis in seeking to hire 100 diverse researchers and scholars to solve "wicked problems," large-scale, intractable social, economic and environmental problems that can only be addressed through collective understanding and effort. Join a faculty driven by diversity and learn how to apply.

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  • College of Engineering Strategic Research Vision - Assistant Professors (2)
  • This search is intended to support the new Strategic Research Vision in the College of Engineering, which is focused on engineering a better future, through the hiring of two new tenure-track faculty members. This search will focus on two of the research impact areas: Revolutionizing Energy Systems and Strengthening Climate Resilience. Examples include renewable energy systems, energy storage, energy efficiency, materials for green cities, food security, water security, and wildfires. Candidates with expertise in machine learning, the Internet of Things, and sensor networks as applied to the areas described above are also encouraged to apply. 

    For details, review the full job posting.
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering - Associate Professor in Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging
  • Candidates should have an existing track record in Biophotonics, specifically in Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging, and be open to collaborative studies with faculty and scientists at the UC Davis Medical Center, as well as the newly established National Center for Interventional Biophotonic Technologies funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The expectation will be to build an internationally successful and interdisciplinary research program, be active in acquiring extramural funding, participate in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and be willing to help establish an innovative multi-disciplinary curriculum in the field of medical Biophotonics.

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  • Department of Biomedical Engineering - Assistant Professor in Nuclear Medical Imaging Science and Engineering
  • This recruitment is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise and experience in Nuclear Medical Imaging Science and Engineering. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background and experience in nuclear medical imaging science, including radiation detection, gamma ray detectors, fast electronics, imaging system engineering, computational aspects of imaging, with the potential for the application and dissemination of these technologies and methods to address important questions in biomedical imaging science or clinical diagnostics and therapy.

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  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - Assistant Professor
  • The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in geotechnical engineering at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a significant independent research program as well as pursue synergistic collaborative research in geotechnical engineering related to the resiliency of civil infrastructure and lifeline systems across multiple hazards, which can include earthquake, wave, wind, fire, and other climate-change induced loadings. Research themes of special interest include, but are not limited to, underground construction, earthen retention systems for water and waste materials, on- and off-shore energy systems, permafrost and cryosphere systems, foundation systems, and ports and harbors.

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  • Department of Computer Science - Assistant Professor in Data Science
  • We are seeking candidates for one open tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, in the Department of Computer Science. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in Data Science. We especially seek exceptional candidates with established records of excellence in Cybersecurity or Visualization.

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  • Department of Computer Science - Assistant Professor in Machine Learning
  • We are seeking candidates for one open tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, in the Department of Computer Science. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in Machine Learning and all its variants including Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Fairness and Learning, Explainable AI, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing.

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  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Assistant Professor
  • We are searching for innovative and collaborative researchers who would seek interdisciplinary collaborations within the department and the campus and aspire to help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. In particular, research excellence in data science areas, coupled with existing department’s strength (e.g., miniaturized/implantable devices, embedded devices, IoTs, wearables and edge intelligence) and partnership with the UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies can lead to breakthroughs in advancing human health and transforming mobility with great societal impact.

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  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Assistant or Associate Professor focused on mechanical properties and processing of metals, alloys, and their composites
  • The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at UC Davis invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in the area of mechanical properties and processing of metals, alloys, and their composites as they apply to sustainable energy and health applications. The Department is also recruiting for a position in the area of processing and properties of ceramics, glasses, and their composites. Only one of the positions may be offered at the tenured Associate Professor level. The committee chairs will coordinate the selection processes with the Department Chair to ensure that the two searches yield the desired results in terms of level of appointment.

    For details, review the full job posting.
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Assistant or Associate Professor focused on processing and properties of ceramics, glasses, and their composites
  • The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at UC Davis invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in the area of processing and properties of ceramics, glasses, and their composites as they apply to sustainable energy and health applications. The Department is also recruiting for a position in the area of mechanical properties and processing of metals, alloys, and their composites. Only one of the positions may be offered at the tenured Associate Professor level. The committee chairs will coordinate the selection processes with the Department Chair to ensure that the two searches yield the desired results in terms of level of appointment. 

    For details, review the full job posting.

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As a top-ranked research university, and the second-largest employer in the region, UC Davis has a community of employees who are leading the way in teaching, research and public service. Visit the UC Davis Jobs site to find out about research and administrative job openings in the College of Engineering and across campus. 

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