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Associate or Full Professor - Biomedical Image Analysis and Processing - Chancellor's Joint Initiative: CSE/Neurosurgery

Application Window

Open date: December 22, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in partnership with the Department of Neurological Surgery invites applications for a tenure faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor rank at the intersection of computer vision and neurosurgery. We are looking for applicants who have a strong research record in the area of computer vision with a focus on applications of computer vision techniques to surgery and medicine including, for example, multimodal registration of preoperative and intraoperative image and video data; recognition, tracking, and activity recognition in the operating room; computer vision for surgical safety, workflow understanding, monitoring, postoperative outcome, and physician training; analysis of endoscopic and laparoscopic images and videos; computer vision for frameless stereotactic navigation; tracking, reconstruction, recognition of non-rigid objects including anatomical structures. Successful applicants will hold a joint appointment between the CSE Department (in the Jacobs School of Engineering) and the Department of Neurosurgery (in the School of Medicine).

We are looking for applicants with outstanding research credentials. Successful applicants are expected to lead a vigorous research program and will be required to teach university students. We are particularly seeking faculty passionate about applications to surgery, working with graduate students and training the next generation of researchers.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications in conformance with University of California policies.

The CSE Department and the Neurological Surgery Department are committed to building an excellent, diverse, and inclusive faculty, staff and student body. In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, candidates demonstrating a potential or past contributions to a climate that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion are highly desired.

CSE is home to over 70 faculty and 1,000 graduate students who span a range of research areas in computer science, computer engineering and bioinformatics. In addition, the department works closely with multiple centers which provide unique opportunities and resources. More information can be found at

The Department of Neurological Surgery has 20 faculty that represent 6 subspecialty areas and provides the full range of contemporary neurosurgical practice. Using a multidisciplinary approach, we provide care to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate patients with neurological disorders. We also offer residency and fellowship opportunities, and conduct path-defining research that is advancing the field. Neurological Surgery and Neurosciences improved in US News & World Report ranking from top 50 to being in the top 25 programs. More information can be found at

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering or a related disciplines.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - The application requires a Contribution to Diversity statement that should highlight well-articulated plan building on past experiences creating or contributing to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in engineering. Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. For further information and guidance on preparing contributions to diversity statements, see:
    our Faculty Equity site.

  • Institutional Reference Check - 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. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure (i.e.: Associate or Full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release” into RECRUIT as part of their application

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

3 to 5 reference letters addressing research, teaching, professional service

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA