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Open Rank Professor - Bioengineering
Area:   Bioengineering
Position Title:   Open Rank Professor - Bioengineering
Position Code:   ASENG4996A
Status:   Closed
Description:   The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Engineering invites applications from distinguished scholars for a position at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate/Full (tenured) Professor level in Bioengineering. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing faculty in Bioengineering at the newest University of California campus, and to contribute to long-term program building. Bioengineering faculty are housed in a new engineering building and faculty are part of a highly collaborative research environment. Research focus for this position is rather broad including: biological modeling, biosensors, tissue engineering, and preclinical biomedical imaging. However, qualified applicants in other bioengineering research areas will be also considered.

UC Merced offers a unique academic atmosphere that fosters interdisciplinary research – connecting physical and mathematical sciences research to life sciences, materials sciences and engineering. We are committed to rapidly growing these collaborative research areas with multiple related searches for positions in the areas of Molecular Systems Biology, Biophysics, Applied Mathematics, Biomaterials, Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering (http://www.ucmerced.edu/careers). Applicants are encouraged to apply separately for all positions that match their interests and qualifications.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
Qualifications:   BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: For Assistant Professor position: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Bioengineering or other relevant field (preferred by July 1, 2014, must be conferred by December 31, 2014); demonstrated record of research and teaching.

For Associate or Full Professor position: a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Bioengineering or other relevant field; demonstrated record of research; demonstrated record of publications; demonstrated experience in university teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and a demonstrated record of extramural funding.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: For Assistant Professor position: demonstrated potential for excellence in research; applicants for the Assistant Professor position are expected to develop externally funded research programs.

For Associate or Full Professor position: demonstrated excellence in innovative research; a strong record of publications; demonstrated excellence in university teaching of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Ph.D. in a relevant field and exemplary research, publication, and teaching commensurate with a faculty appointment at the University of California at the appropriate level.

The candidate is expected to establish a successful and independent research program. Competitive candidates must also be able to teach bioengineering courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Salary:   Negotiable, based on University of California Salary Scales
Closing Date:   02/15/2014
To Apply:   Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research 4) statement of teaching and 5) a list of five references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Please do not submit individual letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted via this website.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

For more information:   For additional information about this position, contact Dr. Kara McCloskey at kmccloskey@ucmerced.edu.

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