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Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering (Tenure Track)

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of the Pacific invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering starting in August 2024.

The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching at a predominantly undergraduate institution. Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as the opportunity to develop new graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Other duties include scholarly research, mentoring senior capstone design projects, participation in departmental and university governance, and ongoing professional development.

This is a unique opportunity for a faculty position in a great location. University of the Pacific is in Central California with quick access to several hubs of technology and science, including Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

University of the Pacific, founded in 1851, is the first chartered institution of higher learning in California. The School of Engineering and Computer Science takes pride in providing a superior, student-centered learning environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and cooperative education. This combination of personal attention and professional practice prepares graduates who excel in the engineering and computing professions and are qualified to pursue advanced degrees. The School has very supportive alumni and its graduates occupy leadership positions in the profession nationally and internationally. Pacific is a residential campus serving a primarily full-time student body.

Salary is competitive with excellent fringe benefits.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. in Computer Engineering or a related field
  • Knowledge of computer systems and applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A strong interest and demonstrable potential for education at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • A record of research or demonstrable potential for scholarship

We will consider candidates with expertise in any area of Computer Engineering. Interdisciplinary experience is valued and may be highlighted in the application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialization in an area of computer engineering, such as robotics, embedded systems, microcontrollers, computer architecture, computer networking, communications and wireless networks, or digital design and VLSI.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using a computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Special Instructions:
Candidates should upload the following documents:

  • Cover Letter summarizing qualificationsCurriculum Vitae, including educational background, teaching and professional experience, and list of publications
  • Teaching Philosophy, including a statement defining teaching interests (2 pages maximum)
  • Research Program Plan, including a statement on how proposed research could involve undergraduate and graduate students (2 pages maximum)
  • A statement describing experience and commitment to teaching diverse student populations (2 pages maximum)
  • Additionally, candidates must also provide contact information for three references.

For priority consideration, please apply on or before December 15, 2023.

To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/26601

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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About University of the Pacific

Why Work at Pacific?

Our Mission

University of the Pacific is a mission-driven organization, focused on creating the next generation of leaders in a wide array of disciplines through student-centered teaching and research that blends learning in classrooms, laboratories and studios with real-world experiences partnering with organizations across northern California. No matter the job, every employee at Pacific is part of contributing to the mission of California’s first university, which ranks in the Top 20 in the West and Top 100 in the U.S.

Our Values

Our shared values are at the heart of who we are as Pacificans and represent what we do best. These values — excellence, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, integrity and accountability, respect and civility — provide a shared sense of purpose and identity. They foster a culture that recognizes and rewards the talents and commitment of our people, and cultivate an environment of innovation, inclusiveness and respect.

Our Workplaces

Pacific has three unique campuses across northern California. The largest campus is found in Stockton in the heart of the Central Valley. The 175-acre campus is regularly ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in America. As the only college on the West Coast that uses collegiate gothic architecture, the Pacific campus conjures up images of the brick-and-ivy campuses seen at traditional East Coast colleges, and the soothing tones of the carillon bells help create a truly special work environment. The campus also is home to the Faye Spanos Concert Hall, where employees can enjoy the work of students from the Conservatory of Music and guest artists. Employees also can enjoy watching Division I athletic competitions. Pacific is a member of the West Coast Conference and has 17 D-I sports.

The university also has campuses in Sacramento and San Francisco. The Sacramento campus is located in the Oak Park neighborhood, just a few blocks from new stores, restaurants, cafes and apartments created by former Mayor Kevin Johnson. In San Francisco, Pacific is housed in a state-of-the-art building in the heart of downtown on Fifth Street, walking distance from world-class shopping, dining and cultural venues.

Our Benefits

Pacific offers a unique and powerful set of benefits for its employees with your individual needs in mind. We know that employees come with differing needs that can change and grow just as you and your family's needs may change over time. A few of our benefits we like to highlight are:

  • Pacific contributes 10% toward employee retirement each paycheck
  • Pacific offers up to 90% tuition remission and exchange for employees and their dependents
  • Pacific offers 14 paid holidays and seasonal days each year in addition to regular vacation days.

Pacific also provides affordable and high-quality comprehensive benefits to support employees' varied needs. We invite you to explore our Health Benefits, Income Protection plans, Financial Planning benefits and Work-Life Balance programs.

 

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