University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering

Tenture-track Faculty Positions



The Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) ( invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions beginning the 2017/18 academic year in the areas of neuro-engineering and systems biology. While we seek applicants with particular focus on computational neuroscience, brain stimulation, and optogenetics, exceptional candidates in other areas of Bioengineering will be considered. The appointments will be at all levels.

Junior applicants with potential home department in the Bourns College of Engineering should also be aware about the Provost’s Diversity in Engineering Fellows (PDEF) Program. This program has been created in collaboration with the University of California Office of the President to support the successful transition of promising emerging scholars into the professoriate. The program offers professional development and research funds as part of the start-up package and funding for a year of post-doctoral training prior to joining the faculty at UCR. PDEF Candidates must demonstrate exceptional promise for, or have a proven record of, conducting independent high-quality published research and teaching, securing external funding, collaborating across disciplines. Candidates must also have evidence of a commitment to diversity such as engagement with diverse populations of students, role modeling, and mentoring.

The department’s interdisciplinary research and educational training effort extends through the Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate Program (BIG), joining 49 additional faculty members throughout UCR who are dedicated to this mission. 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.

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.

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 January 1, 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.

To Apply: please register through the link
at (Assistant Professor)
or (Associate/Full Professor). Notably, those more junior candidates who have demonstrated an exceptionally strong commitment to our University’s mission of increasing access for and achievement by individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply for the PDEF Program. To be considered for the Provost's Diversity in Engineering Fellows Program, please indicate interest in your cover letter.

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.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Bioengineering
205 Materials Science & Engineering

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tel: (951) 827-4303
Fax: (951) 827-6416

Potential Undergraduate Students:
Undergraduate Admissions

Potential Graduate Students:
Professor Victor G. J. Rodgers

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