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Assistant Professor of Bioengineering 2024

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $99,100 - $124,300.
The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment.

See the following table for the salary scale for this position ( The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $99,100 - $215,800. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. Additional UCSD salary information can be found here:”
Review timeline: Initial review of candidates will start 30 days after job posting, more review dates may apply, dependent on department need.

Application Window

Open date: September 18, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Oct 18, 2023 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, Mar 1, 2024 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, Shu Chien-Gene Lay 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants should have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering or related Bioengineering field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering or related Bioengineering field.

Preferred qualifications

Applicants with (1) postdoctoral experience, (2) at least one year of prior teaching experience as a TA, lead instructor, or other comparable teaching experience, and (3) demonstrated scholarship in bioengineering or a related field are preferred. Scholarship can include but is not limited to journal articles, conference abstracts, book chapters, and/or patents.

Applicants who have (1) engaged in activities or efforts to educate a broad and diverse group of students and (2) worked to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in bioengineering or a related field are also 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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Job location

La Jolla, CA