University of California, Santa Cruz

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Assistant Professor in Sustainable Power Engineering (Initial Review 11.15.22)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

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Anticipated start: July 1, 2023, Full-time (100%) with the academic year beginning in September 2023.


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The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the area of Sustainable Power Engineering. The ECE Department at UCSC aims to achieve engineering discoveries that benefit humankind through curiosity, open-mindedness, and inclusiveness. We aim to provide students with inspiration and quality education, believing that rigor, creativity, and excitement should be part of the ECE curriculum. The faculty for this position could teach courses in device physics, semiconductor, microelectronics, integrated circuits, solid-state electronics, etc. Applicants will be sought that have knowledge and research interests in the areas of power devices, power semiconductors, generation, transmission, distribution, power electronics. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with research interests aligned with the University commitment to climate change mitigation, clean power and sustainability.

UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who work to support these key values. UCSC is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) with a high proportion of first-in-family students. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of barriers facing women, people of color, and other groups underrepresented in engineering, as well as clearly articulate their experience and plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and research. UC Santa Cruz is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a member of the Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Research Universities (HRSU), the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a member of several identity and ethnic affinity professional societies. More information can be found:

The successful candidate is expected to enact a research program, advise PhD and MS 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 be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. Our campus is the nearest UC campus to Silicon Valley and has close research ties with the local computer industry. Our proximity to Silicon Valley, and our satellite campus there, afford opportunities for collaboration with researchers in Silicon Valley, as well as with other San Francisco Bay Area universities.



  • A Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Research and teaching experience in power devices, power semiconductors, generation, transmission, distribution, or power electronics.


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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

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Last updated: 2022-10-31