Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Bioengineering

Merced, California
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Bioengineering
December 03 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Bioengineering

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence.  UC Merced has also built the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The Department of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering at the University of California Merced invites applications for a qualified Assistant Teaching Professor to coordinate and teach Computing for Bioengineers, Signals and Systems for Bioengineers, Biocircuit Theory, Bioelectronics, as well as potentially offer upper division technical elective courses in the area of design.

The job title is also known as Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE). This series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching, as well as to engage in professional activity (including research on pedagogy) and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure-paralleling security of employment.

Qualifications: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering or related area by the start date.

Interested candidates will: (1) be enthusiastic about working with UC Merced's diverse student body, (2) have teaching experience or evidence of the ability to teach, particularly using student focused or student success centered approaches, (3) be interested in pushing the design thinking and design experience forward with our courses for 21st century curriculum, and (4) we are particularly interested in attracting academically and culturally diverse candidates, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Applications must be submitted via the website and must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of teaching, 4) statement of diversity, and 5) three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). To apply, please visit .  For inquiries and questions, please contact Professor Ariel Escobar at

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Guidance on what to include in a diversity statement may be found here

Deadline: Position is open until filled with a final closing date of March 1, 2019; consideration of applications will begin December 15, 2018.  Starting dates are negotiable.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity amount its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples.