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Assistant Professor of Bioengineering 2023

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Application Window

Open date: September 14, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Oct 26, 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: Thursday, Aug 31, 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 University of California, San Diego, Department of Bioengineering, invites applications for tenure track faculty positions 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.

Our professors teach courses in UC San Diego’s Bioengineering, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Bioengineering/BioSystems and/or Bioengineering/Bioinformatics undergraduate degree majors and graduate degree programs. All faculty 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, our faculty demonstrate 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 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.

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


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have advanced to PhD candidacy (or equivalent degree) in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering or related Bioengineering field at time of application.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

Candidates must have a PhD in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering or related Bioengineering field by the start date of the position.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with postdoctoral experience and a track record of research excellence are preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA