Friday, June 14th, 2019

Senior Scientist Search

Tenured Professor and Senior Scientist – Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing 

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an approved tenured professorship at the Associate or Full Professor rank in one of several possible departments associated with the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. The appointee will also hold the title of Senior Scientist in the Simons Institute and will play an active leadership role in the conception and realization of Institute programs. The candidate’s designated home department is open but should be in a field closely related to the theory of computing. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2020

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is an exciting venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science. Established in 2012 by a grant from the Simons Foundation, the Institute’s goal is to bring together the world’s leading researchers in theoretical computer science and related fields, as well as the next generation of outstanding young scholars to explore deep unsolved problems about the nature and limits of computation. 

The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) at the time of application. The appointee should have an exceptionally broad vision of computer science and its relationship to other scientific disciplines, as well as a history of distinguished intellectual leadership and highly significant research achievements in theoretical computer science and related areas, an established record of excellent and innovative teaching, strong mentoring of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers, and formulated programs involving domestic and international participants in a significant collaboration. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in the Institute and the College of Engineering. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals, with the full backing of the College. Examples of ongoing programming at the College are available at: engineering.berkeley.edu/diversity. Support for faculty candidates on writing effective statements that demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, can be found at: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates

Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Additional information about family responsive benefits and programs is available at: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/welfare/families

Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a statement that addresses past and potential future contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants may also submit an optional cover letter. All materials for applicants should be received by July 10, 2019, for full consideration. Applications received after that date will only be considered if the position is not filled. Applicants should apply online at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01830 If you have questions or need further information about this recruitment process, please email: eecs-faculty-recruiting [at] eecs [dot] berkeley [dot] edu. 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct