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Assistant Professor within Department of Bioengineering

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Faculty Positions
Department of Bioengineering
Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE)
University of California, Riverside

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning the 2018/19 academic year in the area of neuro-engineering. We are interested in applicants with particular focus on computational neuroscience, brain stimulation, and optogenetics; however, exceptional candidates in other areas of Bioengineering will be considered. While we are mainly interested in applicants at the Assistant Professor level, senior applicants at the Associate or Full Professor levels will be considered.

The department is currently home to 16 core faculty members. Its 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 100 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.

Full Consideration will be given to applications received by December 22, 2017. Applications will continue to be received until the positions are filled. A doctoral degree in a relevant engineering discipline or closely related field is required at the start of service. Candidates are expected to develop externally-funded research programs. Commitment to teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students is essential. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Notably, individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Please register through the link at and provide a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of diversity, statement of research, statement of teaching interest and contact information for 3-5 references.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission explicitly states the goal of 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, Riverside 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.

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.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • 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