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Open Rank Associate/Full Professor in Bioengineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 4th, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 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.


The University of California, Riverside's (UCR) Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) currently has 129 faculty members, more than 2,500 undergraduates, 830 graduate students, more than $39 million in annual research expenditures, and is home to five departments, two college wide Interdepartmental programs and 10 research centers.

BCOE invites applicants for tenure-track faculty positions who will complement the highly motivated and entrepreneurial spirit of the College faculty, and who will contribute meaningfully to the success of future teaching, research, and service accomplishments. Incumbents are expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs. Specific areas of interest can be found on the employment section of each department’s website at

The Bioengineering department is currently home to 17 core faculty members. Our core faculty includes 5 AIMBE fellows, 3 AAAS fellows, 1 BMES fellow, 1 IEEE fellow, 1 SPIE fellow and 1 ISMRM fellow. Our research focuses on 5 cutting-edge and research areas: biomaterials/regenerative medicine, biomedical imaging, computational bioengineering, molecular and cellular bioengineering, and neuroengineering. Our interdisciplinary research and educational training effort extends through the Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate Program (BIG), which encompasses 50 additional UCR faculty members. The department offers BS, BS/MS, MS, and PhD degrees, with a current enrollment of approximately 75 graduate and 350 undergraduate students. Our graduate program is a gender-balanced blend of US and international students, with two-thirds of the PhD students being domestic, and of those, one-fourth are underrepresented minorities. The BS degree program in Bioengineering is fully accredited by ABET since 2011. Opportunities for collaboration exist through multiple college-level and campus-wide initiatives, including the School of Medicine, the College of Natural Sciences, Center for glial neuronal interactions, Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine, Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, High-Performance Computing Center, Center for Research in Intelligent Systems, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, Interdisciplinary Center for Quantitative Modeling in Biology, Stem Cell Center, and Center for Advanced Neuroimaging.

Successful candidates will have a proven record of, or exceptional promise for, developing a vibrant externally-funded research program and developing a portfolio of high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UC faculty will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and record of publications; teach a regular course load at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and to participate in service activities at department, college campus, and professional levels. They should also demonstrate clear potential for complementing and/or synergistically leveraging existing research activities within the department, college and campus.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Applicants must have met the requirements for the PhD in Bioengineering and/or Biomedical Engineering or relevant discipline, by the time of appointment, July 1, 2019; have college level teaching experience. We are seeking highly motivated teachers and interdisciplinary researchers with demonstrated expertise in Bioengineering and/or Biomedical Engineering. Junior candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in the Department of Bioengineering. Senior candidates must have a demonstrated record of success in one of the appropriate fields Bioengineering and/or Biomedical Engineering, or relevant discipline, and be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will continue to be received until the positions are filled. For more information regarding the specific areas of interest and application procedures, please visit To apply for Assistant Professor,; to apply for Associate/Full Professor, For inquiries and questions, please refer to the contact email address under the specific recruitment on the online applicant site

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA


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

  • Cover Letter - If you have a research specialization, please list at the top of the cover letter.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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