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Assistant Professor - Chancellor's Joint Initiative: Geriatrics/ Bioengineering

Application Window

Open date: February 10, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Feb 10, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care in the School of Medicine ( and the Department of Bioengineering in the Jacobs School of Engineering ( at the University of California San Diego invite applications for a joint cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The focus of this search is broadly termed “Gerontechnology”, a field of transdisciplinary research that seeks to develop technological solutions that improve the health of older adults as well as cell and molecular technologies that assess biological rather than chronological age. Modern and emerging technologies have the potential to preserve, promote and restore independence of older adults and create better “aging diagnostics” that could be based on biomolecular, cellular, biofluid, or imaging biomarkers, on electrical/mechanical devices, or on app-based solutions. While technology and technology-enabled devices are ubiquitous, they have not yet achieved their potential to promote, preserve, or recover the independence of older people or to better assess their cellular or molecular potential for recovery.

Successful candidates will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program. Successful candidates will also be expected to achieve excellence in the mentorship of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows and to develop courses in Bioengineering, especially those at the interface of engineering design, technology, aging, and medicine.

In addition, candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. A successful candidate will likely have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs. A successful candidate will also have served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives (

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank.

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Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have a PhD in biomedical sciences, engineering, and other health related fields , and/or MD degree (or equivalent), postdoctoral experience, a track record of research excellence and expertise in technology development as it relates to geriatrics, aging, or the biology of aging .

Preferred qualifications

Preferred candidates will have experience in collaborative research focused on older adults or aging as well as strong track record of teaching and mentorship.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Research Statement

  • Teaching Statement

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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