Open Rank (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor in Autonomous Systems – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Commensurate with experience

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Irvine invites applications for an open-rank faculty position as assistant (tenure track), associate (tenured) or full professor in the broad area of robotics and autonomous systems.

Areas of interest will range across all possible topics including, but not limited to:

  • Machine vision for robotics
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Field and algorithmic robotics
  • Human-robot interaction

At the time of hire, applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, computer science or a related field from an accredited university. Successful candidates will be innovative leaders whocan develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students and provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications should include a cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, list of publications, up to three key publications, a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of three to five references. References will not be contacted until later stages of consideration, in consultation with the candidate.

Applications should be submitted electronically to our online RECRUIT system at:

Screening will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although maximum consideration will be given to applications received by Dec. 1, 2022.

The University of California, Irvine is part of the premier public university system in the world. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low‐income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year‐round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest‐ranked public‐school systems in the nation.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence; where all individuals who participate in university programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation or intimidation. In support of this commitment, and as a means to address all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine will conduct an institutional reference check on recruitment finalists of Senate Ladder-Rank Professor and Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e. assistant, associate, full), prior to extending a formal offer of appointment. Applications submitted via AP Recruit must include a signed copy of the Authorization to Release Information Form for consideration.

Information about the department is available at:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.