Job Opportunities


Job Opportunities


As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstanding commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population,  the College of Engineering announces four open tenure-track positions, at any level (assistant/associate/full), in the Department of Computer Science. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that will align with one of our department’s disciplinary interests in:

We seek candidates with potential or demonstrated excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department of Computer Science and elsewhere on campus, and the potential to attract extramural funding.   We also seek evidence of, or potential for, commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities.   Finally, we seek evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

For fullest consideration applications must be completed by December 15, 2020; there is some possibility that applications that arrive as late as January 20, 2021 might be considered.   Application packages should be submitted online at (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Machine Vision) (Theoretical Computer Science), and (Quantum Computing).

UC Davis is one of the top public universities in the nation.  Davis, California, is a vibrant college town with excellent public schools and a Mediterranean climate, and many nearby opportunities for industrial and government collaboration, cultural activities and outdoor recreation.  We encourage applicants to explore the University’sCollege's and Department’s websites.  We strongly recommend that all candidates visit the UC Davis website dedicated to additional information about how application materials, including the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will be assessed carefully by the Search Committee in the screening and review process.



The College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Project Scientist position in Computer Science in the area of microbial evolution, synthetic and systems biology.

A Project Scientist will provide technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation, data management or other research methods) in the execution of a research project, or in an outreach project that contains a research component, typically under direction of a PI, and makes project contributions that are at least sufficient to receive formal acknowledgement in publications.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or other fields that may meet the needs of the department. For consideration at the Associate or Full Project Scientist rank, a minimum of 2-5 years of postdoctoral experience is required.

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of refereed journal publications in the Computer Science and Systems Biology field.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system For full consideration, applications should be received by April 16th, 2021. Required materials include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, diversity statement, and names and contact information for 3-5 references.

The UC Davis College of Engineering is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (ecigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy can be found at this website.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check



The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis invites applications for two full-time postdoctoral research positions in the areas of artificial intelligence security and privacy. The candidate must obtain his/her Ph.D. degree before joining UC Davis, and should have adequate research experience demonstrated through publications in top-tier international conferences. Good verbal and written skills in English are required.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae to Professor Xin Liu (



The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis, anticipates up to 1-3 openings for Temporary Lecturers to teach undergraduate courses. These positions are dependent upon the instructional needs of the department and may be full- or part-time. A list of the courses that may be available is included below. Other courses may also be available dependent on instructional needs.

Candidates must have at least a Masters degree, and preferably a Ph.D., in CS or a closely related field. Previous teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence is preferred. 

Salary and appointment level commensurate with experience and percentage of appointment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest identifying courses they are interested in teaching, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Optional recommended documents are reprints or other examples of scholarly achievement and teaching evaluations. Applications should be submitted using the UC Davis online recruiting system at the following link:
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by June 18th, 2020. Positions are open until filled.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans

Courses which may be available:
• ECS 15 (Introduction to Computers) 
• ECS 20 (Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science)
• ECS 32A (Introduction to Programming)
• ECS 32B (Introduction to Data Structures)
• ECS 36A (Programming & Problem Solving)
• ECS 36B (Software Development and Object-Oriented Programming in C++)
• ECS 36C (Data Structures, Algorithms, & Programming)
• ECS 50 (Computer Organization and Machine-Dependent Programming)
• ECS 122A (Algorithm Design and Analysis)
• ECS 150 (Operating Systems and System Programming)
• ECS 152B (Computer Networks)
• ECS 154A (Computer Architecture)
• ECS 165B (Database Systems)
• ECS 173 (Image Processing and Analysis)
See Course List for course descriptions.