University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering

Positions in Human Neuroimaging Cluster Hire



The Department of Bioengineering invites applications for multiple positions in human neuroimaging. Successful candidates will become core faculty in the recently established Center for Advanced Neuroimaging (UCR CAN), directed by Professor Xiaoping Hu. The center is equipped with a new Prisma 3T Siemens scanner and staffed by a physicist, research scientist, and MR technologist. We seek applicants with a strong track record of research publications and funding or potential for funding in basic science and methods of human neuroimaging with one position in the following two areas: MR Physics/Engineering (MRI sequences and reconstruction, DTI, SWI, hardware, MR spectroscopy), and Neuroimaging Data Processing/Analysis (fMRI data processing and analysis, neuroimaging data mining and imaging genetics, MRI computational neuroscience). Rank for the positions will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Applications at the Professor level will be considered for exceptional cases.

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 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

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, such as engagement with diverse populations of students, role modeling and mentoring is a preferred qualification. For more information about UC's commitment to diversity, please visit

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.

Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. A doctoral degree in a relevant engineering discipline or closely related field is required at the start of service. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2017. We will continue to consider applications until the positions are filled.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter that indicates which position they wish to be considered for and describes research and teaching interests, their curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints, and required reference information, all using the following link: (Associate/Full Professor) and (Assistant Professor). Questions about the position should be directed to Associate Professor Hyle Park, Chair, Human Neuroimaging Search Committee, at 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 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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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 Jiayu Liao

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