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

The UC San Diego Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in partnership with the Department of Neurological Surgery invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (at any level including Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, and tenured Full Professor) 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.

For the Assistant Professor, applicants must have a Ph.D. or advancement to candidacy in Computer Science & Engineering or related disciplines is required at the time of application.

For the Associate or Full Professor, Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering or a related disciplines is required at the time of application.

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. 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. For further information and guidance on preparing contributions to diversity statements, see: and

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

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible.  Review of applications will commence on February 1, 2023 and continue until positions are filled.

To apply, submit the materials described below at the website:

Assistant Professor: 
Associate/Full Professor: 

Please submit a:

●    Cover letter
●    Curriculum vita
●    Research and teaching statements
●    3 to 5 reference letters addressing research, teaching, professional service
●    A separate statement describing your past efforts and future plans to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
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