University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Applied Mathematics

Position ID: UCSCAM-AP [#20560, JPF01373]
Position Title: Applied Mathematics: Assistant Professor, Scientific Machine Learning
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Math
Application Deadline: 2022/11/02 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/06, finished 2023/05/06, listed until 2023/03/06)
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POSITION DESCRIPTION The Department of Applied Mathematics ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the broad areas of Scientific Machine Learning and Data-Driven Methods.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research brings together scientific computing, applied mathematics, and machine learning to craft new generations of methods for complex applications across data-science and engineering. Priority will be given to the following interdisciplinary research areas: data-driven modeling and discovery of nonlinear dynamical systems, physics-informed machine learning, multi-fidelity analysis, high-performance scientific computing, and optimization/control of nonlinear systems. Consideration will also be given to candidates working in related research areas. We are particularly interested in candidates who, through their work, demonstrate they will advance the university values of social justice and environmental sustainability.

UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who will work to advance these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Minority-serving Institution (MSI) with a high proportion of first-in-family students. To be considered, candidates must clearly articulate an understanding of the barriers facing women, people of color, and other groups underrepresented in engineering, as well as describe their experience and future plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and research. Efforts supporting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important during the merit review and promotion process. The selected candidate will receive a start-up package that includes funding in support of furthering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.

The selected candidate will be offered a competitive salary and start-up package, will join a community of researchers that includes faculty members from the Statistics and Computer Science and Engineering departments, with access to the state-of-the-art facilities, and will be mentored by established faculty members. Candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program, develop exciting new opportunities for interdisciplinary research across campus, contribute to the intellectual vitality of the UCSC scientific community, teach courses in Applied Mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the engineering school, campus, and their profession.

The department of Applied Mathematics is part of the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, and one of the very few applied mathematics departments housed in an engineering school nationwide. Established in 2018, the department offers a unique multidisciplinary and vibrant working environment, with rapidly growing PhD and masters programs in applied mathematics and scientific computing, and a new undergraduate major. Nestled in a beautiful redwood forest above the city of Santa Cruz, the department embraces groundbreaking interdisciplinary research across engineering, physical and mathematical sciences. Our proximity to Silicon Valley, and our satellite campus there, afford opportunities and avenues for collaboration with researchers working in the many research and development labs in Silicon Valley, as well as with the other San Francisco Bay Area universities.

UC Santa Cruz is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU, an association of the top research universities in the US), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a member of the Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Research Universities (HRSU), a member of 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. Broadening participation in engineering, and equitably and inclusively serving underrepresented minoritized students are key values at UC Santa Cruz.

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)


QUALIFICATIONS Basic qualifications (required at time of application) Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in applied mathematics, physics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, computer engineering or related engineering fields. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed no later than June 30, 2024.

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