Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

San Diego, California
Salary is based on published UC San Diego pay scales and competitive market conditions.
October 15 2018
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Full Time
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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.

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.

Applicants are asked to submit materials on-line at 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.  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   For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until filled.  We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible; with applications received by November 30, 2018 given full consideration.  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.

For inquiries, please contact Bioengineering Department Management Services Officer (MSO) through email ( 

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