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Assistant Professor of Bioengineering 2020

Recruitment Period

Open October 14th, 2019 through Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by November 30th, 2019, you will have until December 6th, 2019 to complete your application.


The University of California, San Diego, Department of Bioengineering, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department of Bioengineering is part of the Jacobs School of Engineering and is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body .

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 in UC San Diego’s Bioengineering, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Bioengineering/BioSystems or Bioengineering/Bioinformatics undergraduate degree majors and graduate degree programs. Applicants are expected to 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. In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, the successful candidate will have demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to participate in the School's diversity initiatives.

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, tissue engineering, medical imaging or 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 the School of Medicine, related UC San Diego departments, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and/or neighboring institutions.

Successful applicants will complement expertise in the Department of Bioengineering and will help reinforce multidisciplinary efforts on campus. The Department of Bioengineering enjoys close collaboration with the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and all of the departments within the Jacobs School of Engineering. Salary is based on published UC San Diego pay scales and competitive market conditions.

Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see and

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. with a list of publications.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - A statement summarizing your research interests, achievements and teaching experience. If candidates have extensive teaching experience, they may opt to include a separate teaching statement, apart from the statement of research.

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. For further information about contributions to diversity statements see the UCSD Faculty Diversity and Jacobs School diversity sites for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required