Computer Science - Neuroscience Tenure-Track Position

University of California Santa Barbara

United States


The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Computer Science for 2019 -2020 academic year with the potential for a joint appointment in another department, in areas encompassing Computer Science and Neuroscience that include, but are not limited to: network science, neuro-computer architecture, computational vision, biologically-inspired machine learning, and computational neuroscience. For primary consideration apply by November 30, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

PhD in Computer Science or related field preferred. At a minimum in order to be considered, applicants should have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related field, except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. PhD degree must be conferred by time of appointment. Applicants showing outstanding research potential, interdisciplinary focus, and have a strong commitment to teaching are also preferred.

UC Santa Barbara is a premier public research university. The Department of Computer Science is part of the highly ranked College of Engineering, which includes among its faculty three Nobel laureates and 29 members of the National Academy of Engineering. There are numerous opportunities to interact or collaborate with faculty on campus interested in various aspects of brain science, including the Neuroscience Research Institute, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Dynamical Neuroscience Program, and the Cognitive Science Program.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, arrange to have 3-5 letters of reference uploaded via UC Recruit, and the candidate’s top three publications. Additionally, we strongly encourage all applicants to include a statement of contributions to diversity. Applications should be submitted electronically as PDF documents to

The department is especially interested in candidates with an interdisciplinary focus who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Santa Barbara, CA


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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Publication - Please upload what you consider to be one of your top 3 publications.

  • Publication - Please upload what you consider to be one of your top 3 publications.

  • Publication - Please upload what you consider to be one of your top 3 publications.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required


  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

In your application, please refer to