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Assistant Professor for Phonon and Magnon Materials and Devices

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The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit or

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department will lead the cluster hire search for one open faculty position in the areas of phonon and magnon engineered materials and devices. Particular areas of interest include nanoscale and two-dimensional devices with engineered phonon, magnon and electronic properties; thermoelectric devices; spin waves and spintronic devices; advanced material synthesis and nanofabrication; phonon thermal transport in nanostructures and low-dimensional materials. The candidates are expected to collaborate with the research centers on campus focused on investigation of phonons and spins in nanoscale systems, and make use of nanofabrication cleanroom facilities.

A PhD in a relevant area at the time of appointment is a minimum requirement. Candidates must have published research of the highest quality and demonstrate exceptional promise for, or a proven record of, high quality research and teaching, securing external funding, collaborating across disciplines, and working successfully to benefit a diverse student body. Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The position will begin July 1, 2018.

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.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2017. We will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. To apply, please submit your application along with CV, cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, and 3 letters of references for Assistant Professors or contact information for 5 references for Associate/Full Professors, through the web link at for Assistant Professors or for Associate/Full Professors. For inquiries and questions, please contact us at

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.

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.

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Riverside, CA

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

  • 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
  • 3-5 letters of reference required