Frequently Asked Questions


Can I submit my application materials electronically?

Materials are submitted in electronic PDF format via UC Recruit.


What is the deadline for submission?

Please see the job announcement flyer for the particular position; different positions may have different deadlines.


What are the long range plans for the Baskin School of Engineering?

Baskin Engineering long range planning documents including departmental and program plans may be found here.


How does UCSC rate in Science and Engineering?

UCSC is rated the second most influential university in the world in the Physical Sciences including Engineering by Great Britain's The Guardian (2001) based on CI of Scholarly Publications in 1994-1998:

  1. Scripps Research, USA
  2. UC Santa Cruz, USA
  3. Rockefeller, USA
  4. Harvard, USA
  5. Brandeis, USA
  6. FhG Toxicol & Aerosol Research, Germany
  7. MPI Phys, Germany
  8. UC Santa Barbara, USA
  9. MPI Phys, Germany
  10. UC San Francisco, USA

U.S. News and World Report (1997) ranks UC Santa Cruz 13th for its commitment to undergraduate teaching. U.S. News and World Report (2001) also named UC Santa Cruz the 26th best public campus in the country.


What is a typical teaching load for a Baskin Engineering faculty member?

New assistant professors usually teach two courses in their first year, one being a graduate course in their research area. Most other faculty teach three courses a year, with reductions sometimes granted for extensive service, and course buyouts. The campus and School also have several grant programs for new and continuing faculty to reduce teaching load in preparation for tenure or for the creation of new courses.


What about employment for my spouse/partner?

Please visit the Dual Career Resources webpage for resources and information.


Where can I find information about housing in Santa Cruz?

Please visit the following campus web sites for information on housing and mortgage assistance:


What other resources are available for new faculty?

The central campus Academic Personnel web site lists a number of services and resources.