BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
University of California - President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Rockefeller University - Fellow Position
Weekly "pop-up" seminar on Salton Sea - Wednesdays at 11
QT Grad Virtual Writing Group
UC Center Sacramento 2021-2022 STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award Competition
Spirent PNT Global Services - Technical Staff Job Role
San Diego State University Computer Science Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position
CSE @ TAMU - College Station and Galveston
Kalamazoo College tenure-track position in CS
5 New UCLA Postdoc positions with hiring incentives
Job opportunity in Digital Media / Digital Studies
Faculty Openings in Engineering and CS at Chapman University
CS@RIT Tenure Track Position
FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (FULL-TIME TENURE-TRACK)
St. Edward's University - Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Physiologist/Neuroscientist
Assistant or Associate Position at the West Virginia University
Please note the following upcoming university deadlines, and ALWAYS check the Academic and Administrative Calendar for important dates and deadlines. Bookmark this year's Academic and Administrative Calendar and refer to it regularly.
Thursday, September 30th Deadline To Apply For Degree
If you plan to complete your MS or PhD this quarter (Fall 2021), the degree application needs to be submitted to BSOE Graduate Advising office. This is also the deadline to pay for filing fee, if applicable. More guidelines for graduating are available on the Graduate Advising website.
Friday, October 1st Graduate Student Enrollment & Fee Payment
If you have not paid your registration fees or enrolled in the minimum number of courses by this date, you will be charged a $50 late fee. Please keep in mind that pending aid (Fellowship, GSR, TA) will not credit your account until you are enrolled in at least 5 units.
Friday, October 1st Graduate Student Part-Time Status
This is the deadline to apply for reduced course load and fees. Part-time status forms must be approved/signed by your faculty advisor and submitted to the BSOE Graduate Advising office by the posted deadline. Part-time application forms are available on the Graduate Division's website.
Wednesday, October 13th Deadline to Add/Drop/Swap Courses
This is your last day to add, drop and swap courses. You will not be able to drop or withdraw from courses after this deadline has passed. If you are enrolled in a placeholder class, you MUST drop it by this deadline. More information on how to add, drop, and swap classes is available on the registrar website.
Sunday, November 28th Grade Option
This is your last day to change your grading option for any courses you are enrolled in.
IMPORTANT: The system defaults to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. Instructions for how to change your grading option to letter grades (ABC) can be found here.
Sunday, November 28th Late Add with Fee Deadline
Friday, December 10th Leave of Absence Fall Deadline
Deadline to petition for leave of absence (LOA) beginning the next quarter. LOA forms must be approved/signed by your faculty advisor and submitted to the BSOE Graduate Advising office by the posted deadline. LOA application forms are available on the Graduate Division's website.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
THE PROGRAM. The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program oﬀers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.
AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $54,540 depending on ﬁeld and experience, beneﬁts including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.
ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION. Apply online at: ppfp.ucop.edu
DEADLINE: November 1, 2021
President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
University of California
visit online: ppfp.ucop.edu/info/
Partner Programs with University of Arizona, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Colorado, Boulder, Georgia Tech, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, New York University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Penn State, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs, and the UC-affiliated National Labs. Please visit: https://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/
The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, at The Rockefeller University, expects to have a small number of postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2022. We are seeking theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with a demonstrable interest in the interface between their discipline and biology. The Fellows are to be at that stage of career as to function as independent members of the Center, free to work alone or in collaboration with any members of The Rockefeller University faculty.
Each Wednesday at 11 am (Pacific) we will likely be holding a one-hour
seminar on Salton Sea-related topics. We invite you to attend the seminar.
We're calling it a "pop-up" seminar because it is possible some weeks we
won't have a speaker. But when we do it will be extremely interesting.
For example, today our own Charlie Chesney will be discussing the future of
lithium mining and economic development in the Salton Sea region.
We meet in Zoom
We will have national and regional experts presenting to us and joining the
conversation throughout the quarter.
Please email Project Coordinator Azucena Beltran (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you
would like announcements about upcoming speakers.
At the request of the state Natural Resources Agency, UCSC is leading an
evaluation of water importation concepts for the long term restoration and
management of the Salton Sea. Located near the Mexican border, the Salton
Sea is California's largest lake and is shrinking due to water transfers
out of the region. Our project is looking at environmental, social,
economic, public health, cultural, engineering, diplomatic, and other
aspects of importation concepts for long-term restoration. 5 UCSC grad
students have been employed on the project.
We have an opportunity to invite the leading scholars and practitioners on
Salton Sea restoration to give presentations. We will learn about how the
state and region are dealing with cascading impacts on the region as the
sea shrinks away due to reduced inflows.
The Lionel Cantú Queer Resource Center is sponsoring a virtual writing group for graduate students working on queer and/or trans issues and identities. The group will meet three times a quarter to write and chat together, and the third session of each quarter will be a space to share writing and workshop. Grads who attend the first two sessions will be eligible for a DoorDash gift card to get a free meal for the third session!
The fall dates are Oct 18, Nov 15, and Dec 6 from 4 to 5:30pm. You can register for all the sessions at linktr.ee/queerucsc. See attached flyer.
UC Center Sacramento is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award.
This award will recognize one or more outstanding proposals for new California legislation from UC STEM graduate students. The winner(s) will receive $1,000 for research support and -- should their bill advance through the legislative process –travel expenses covering a trip to Sacramento to convene with Legislators and/or legislative staff.
Submissions will be accepted until midnight Pacific time on October 22nd, 2021 and applicants will be notified of their status in December 2021. Further information is available at UCCS STEM Solutions or on the UCCS website (uccs.ucdavis.edu).
Event Location: Zoom
Two hour mini-symposium with presentations by DR. CARL WIEMAN: Professor of Physics and Education at Stanford University & author of Improving How Universities Teach Science and DR. NATE BROWN: Professor of Mathematics at Penn State.
Please see links below for more information:
PhD University Grad Systems/Infrastructure Engineer (USA) - graduating Dec 2021 - Spring 2022Pinterest Labs Research Intern (USA) graduation starting Dec 2022
Spirent Positioning Technology designs, manufactures, and supplies advanced satellite navigation test and simulation systems, many of which comprise radio frequency signal generators and computer systems running complex application software; all designed in-house. These systems are sold all over the world to high-profile organizations and inevitably there are occasional problems experienced by the users such as component failures, software bugs, documentation issues, or the customer may simply need guidance and advice.
You will join a team of global support engineers, dedicated to fulfilling the varied and challenging post-sales technical support requirements of our international customers. In this role, you will work as part of a global support team to provide customers and end-users in the Americas commercial market space with the product and technical support. The role will be primarily working from home with occasional visits to Spirent's San Jose, CA office location and customer site locations, particularly in the San Francisco Bay area, with some other domestic and local travel.
Why Spirent... Because together we can shape tomorrow
Spirent offers unique career opportunities where you can set your innovative spirit free. Spirent is its people and when you join Spirent, you will work alongside some of the best subject matter experts in the industry. Success is important to us and so is having a work/life balance. We believe that you should be able to pursue your career aspirations in an innovative and creative environment, as well as explore your personal passions.
· Respond to incoming Service Requests from customers, sales engineers, and sales team via online networks, email, and telephone.
· Analyze reported problems, replicating and demonstrating them if needed using appropriate dedicated support equipment.
· Suggest, prepare, and deliver solutions to customers for both hardware and software problems.
· Occasional visits to customer premises to troubleshoot and diagnose issues, as well as provide advice and guidance for post-sales technical support and questions.
· Liaise with UK-based engineers to analyze and resolve complex customer issues in software and/or hardware, recording, and documenting resolutions.
· Compile and maintain records of customer issues, product defects, etc., using internal tools (Salesforce).
· Assist Professional Services (PS) team with the delivery of PS engagements if required.
· Provide level 1 hardware repair and calibration services for positioning, navigation, and timing customers in the Americas region.
· Assist in the distribution of software and hardware upgrades to customers.
· Perform calibrations/integrations at customer sites on key product range when required.
· Provide feedback to product management and development teams on customer use cases.
· Generate special test scenarios from customer requests.
· Maintain literature available through the support website.
· Produce technical documents/knowledge base articles.
· Provide customer training on Spirent products either remotely via meeting platforms, or at customers' sites, as required.
· Bachelor's degree in a technical/engineering discipline or equivalent work experience.
· Desirable, but not required for graduate students: 5 years of related work experience in a high technology organization with some customer-facing, post-sales technical support experience.
· Effective communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
· Direct and recent experience using standard RF and other test equipment such as power meters, spectrum analyzers, frequency counters, and oscilloscopes.
· Problem-solving abilities.
· Flexible and dedicated approach.
· Ability to work and lead autonomously, exercising sound judgment in selecting methods and techniques, to reach desired outcomes.
· Must be able to effectively manage multiple priorities.
· Willingness to travel within the Americas region and occasionally further afield, for around 15-20% of the time.
· Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical manuals and drawings, national and international standards (such as Interface Control Documents (ICDs), general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or regulations.
· Ability to write reports and business correspondence, effectively present information, and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the employees of the company.
· Knowledge of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) position, navigation, and timing concepts, including constellations and segments, navigation data, orbital parameters of space vehicles, and GNSS reception challenges are highly desired.
· Experience with Precision Time Protocol (PTP) testing and assurance is a plus.
· Experience with tools such as Salesforce, Jira, and Agile is recommended.
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The Computer Science Department at the San Diego State University is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor starting in Fall 2022. Strong candidates in all fields of computer science will be considered, with a particular emphasis on software engineering. A long version of our advertisement can be found at https://engineering.
Applicants need to apply via https://apply.interfolio.com/
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce openings for multiple positions at our College Station and Galveston campuses.
College Station: CSE_CollegeStation.pdf
We are looking for prospective faculty with a high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, a promise of scholarly excellence, and a desire to engage undergraduates in scholarship and professional activities. If you know of any graduating (or recently graduated) PhD students with a strong interest in teaching computer science at the undergraduate level, please see the job opportunity here.
Kalamazoo has several features that might attract new faculty: an inclusive, supportive pedagogical environment, interesting and engaged students, a curriculum that supports student internships, service learning, and study abroad, location in the city of Kalamazoo with its surprising array of cultural activities (many liberal arts colleges are relatively isolated in small towns), Western Michigan University virtually across the street, and many opportunities for outdoor activities across all four seasons.
The full job ad is available online at https://www.kzoo.edu/search/
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center seeks applicants for 5 postdoctoral positions, open to all fields including STEM. This two-year postdoctoral fellowship includes a hiring incentive. Scholars whose teaching, scholarship and/or mentoring has ties to Latinx experiences are encouraged to apply.
The application deadline is fast approaching – November 1.
As part of the UCLA HSI Infrastructure Initiative, the Chicano Studies Research Center will administer the selection of twenty UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows over the next four years (five fellows per year, with the first cohort reviewed during 2021-22 to start in 2022-23).
These positions will be funded through the Office of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, and each fellowship may be renewable for an additional year (2023-24 for the first cohort). The purpose of the fellowship program is to advance excellence through a commitment to diversity and scholarly research that addresses Latinx life and Latinx experiences.
Applicants must obtain the sponsorship of a tenured UCLA faculty member who is willing to serve as a primary mentor. UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows will be eligible for all of the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program professional development and hiring incentive programs. Fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. The application review process will be done in partnership with UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). Please follow the application directions on the PPFP website. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2021.
The position is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Studies. We're looking for someone with experience in digital media production, and when we say "digital media" we're open-minded about which specific media someone has experience in.
The official ad is on our HR website here:
But the version in the MLA job list is more detailed:
The Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University seeks to fill as many as 5 new faculty lines at the Assistant Professor level in any/all of the following areas: Computer Science, Data Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering.
Over the School’s first 2.5 years of existence, we have been fortunate to recruit 15 amazing new colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds – from new PhDs to industry veterans. Fowler Engineering is dedicated to supporting faculty across a broad spectrum of experiences, motivations, ethnicities, identities, cultures, races, research agendas, teaching philosophies, and mindsets – provided they share our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive environment that values student-centered experiences.
The application links are provided here:
Tenure Track - https://academicjobsonline.
Non Tenure Track - https://academicjobsonline.
Furthermore, I encourage any prospective candidates to contact me directly should they have any questions regarding these positions, Fowler Engineering, or Chapman University.
We are hosting an Interactive Webinar on October 22nd at Noon pacific on “The Teacher-Scholar Experience at an R2 University”. This would be an outstanding way for prospective applicants to learn more about how things work at a university like Chapman. The registration info is in the attachment, or at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/52dwz396
The Computer Science department at RIT is hiring tenure-track faculty, please see the job description below.
The Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for full-time tenure-track assistant professor positions in all areas of computer science that strengthen our department. Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the scholarship of the department and college through externally funded research and through teaching and mentoring of BS, MS, and PhD students.
Apply online: https://careers.rit.
Please submit the following:
+ A cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position.
+ A curriculum vitae.
+ A research statement.
+ A teaching statement.
+ A diversity statement.
+ The names and contact information of three references.
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: email@example.com. For guaranteed consideration, candidates should apply by December 1, 2021.
Required minimum qualifications:
+ PhD in computer science by the date of appointment.
+ Ongoing strong publication record and potential for obtaining external funding in an area of computer science that strengthens our department.
+ Commitment to and experience in teaching and mentoring BS, MS, and PhD students in computer science.
+ Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the RIT's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
+ Ability to communicate effectively in English.
Computer Science (https://cs.rit.edu) is the largest department at RIT. Our student-centered programs are home to nearly 1,400 students pursuing BS, MS, BS/MS, and PhD degrees. Student employment rates upon graduation are over 98%, often with leading technology companies. Our innovative problem-based introductory programming sequence has been continuously updated, in part through research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The BS in Computer Science program at RIT is ranked 54th in the U.S. News and World Reports 2021 ranking of Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs. We have enhanced our research presence while maintaining our commitment to excellence in student instruction. Our faculty publish in top-tier venues, and contribute to leading conferences and journals. Funded research is carried out in the areas of artificial intelligence, computing education, data science, distributed systems, graphics and visualization, pervasive computing, programming languages, security, and theory (https://rit.edu/computing/
The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is home to the departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computing Security, School of Information, and the School of Interactive Games and Media. The college's PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences was ranked 68th in the U.S. News and World Reports 2021 ranking of Best Doctoral Computer Science Programs. The college has 140 faculty and more than 3,600 undergraduate and 950 graduate students. RIT is an interdisciplinary research hub, with research groups and communities encompassing a range of domain areas, including the Global Cybersecurity Institute (https://rit.edu/cybersecurity
For details, please see http://www.csueastbay.edu/oaa/
The Biology Department at St. Edward's University is currently looking for
a physiologist/neuroscientist to serve as a tenure-track assistant professor
beginning August 2022.
Lane department of computer science and electrical engineering (CSEE) at West Virginia University is looking to hire 4 new faculty members in the following specialty areas of interest, but are not limited to cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, software engineering, networking, computer systems and architecture, theoretical computer science, and biometrics. Additional information and application process is available at: https://wvu.taleo.net/
For further information, please contact Dr. Anurag Srivastava, Chair of the Lane Department, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org.