Faculty Careers

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

University of California, San Diego

The Department of Bioengineering (http://be.ucsd.edu) in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego is inviting applications for positions at the Assistant Professor level.

A PhD or advancement to candidacy in bioengineering or related engineering disciplines is required for this position. Successful applicants will be expected to teach courses to University students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in UC San Diego’s Bioengineering, Biotech, Bioinformatics and/or BioSystems degree programs. He/she will establish a vigorous program of high-quality federally funded bioengineering research that focuses on engineering approaches to biological or biomedical problems, understanding the design principles and developing engineering models of living systems, experimental investigations of dynamics of living systems, integration across multiple scales from molecule to organism, design and use of next generation clinical, translational, therapeutic, diagnostic and/or biotechnology approaches.

We are expecting to recruit exceptional individuals to maintain preeminence in the development of bioengineering sciences, methods and technologies with:

  • Expertise and a deep engineering background in genomic, molecular, cellular, organismal and/or integrative analysis and design, in areas such as, but not limited to biomechanics, biotransport, systems biology, genomic technologies, medical imaging and biosensors;  
  • A strong research interest in bringing engineering approaches to human diseases and innovative solutions to biomedical or biotechnology applications; and
  • The ability to develop synergistic interactions with researchers in UC San Diego Health Sciences, other related UC San Diego departments, and neighboring institutions.

Successful applicants will complement expertise in the Department of Bioengineering and will help synergize multi-disciplinary efforts on campus.

The Bioengineering Department within the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body.  As such, preferred candidates will have demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have a desire to play a leadership role in helping to shape and expand the School's diversity initiatives (www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/). The Department of Bioengineering enjoys close collaboration with the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and all of the other departments in the Jacobs School of Engineering.  The level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules  

Applicants are asked to submit materials on-line at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01223. Materials include;  (1) a cover letter, (2) C.V. with list of publications, (3) letters of professional reference, (4) a statement summarizing research interests and teaching experience, and (5) a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions.  For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp.   For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html for UCSD Partner Opportunities Program. For inquiries, please contact Bioengineering Department Management Services Officer (MSO) through email (ihjacobo@ucsd.edu).  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and will continue until filled.  UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.