Assistant Professor - Biological Engineering and Synthetic Biology - Department of Bioengineering

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Sep 26, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Work Function
Job Type
Full time



The Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Bioengineering, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. The position is in the broad areas of biological engineering and synthetic biology, including computational biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology.


The UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering is at the forefront of integrating engineering and biological sciences to discover fundamental principles of biological systems, and applying this understanding to a variety of applications, particularly clinical technologies that advance healthcare. The Bioengineering Department has strong ties with other departments in the UC Berkeley College of Engineering and enjoys close relationships with the faculty of biological sciences and chemistry, as well as with the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Our interdisciplinary program offers outstanding opportunities for collaboration with distinguished researchers at UC Berkeley, UCSF, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and within the greater Bay Area biotechnology community. This exceptional environment for teaching and research will provide the successful candidate with unique opportunities for intellectual and technological leadership.


Applicants must have completed all degree requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent degree with the exception of dissertation at the time of application. The Ph.D. or equivalent degree must be completed within one year of start date. Preferred qualifications include evidence of outstanding scholarship within a relevant discipline and a commitment to working in an inclusive environment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Bioengineering and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and leadership. To learn more about our department please visit


All applicants should submit an updated curriculum vitae, a statement of future research plans, a statement of teaching, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants should also provide contact information for three to five references. Letters of reference will be solicited as the search progresses and candidates advance within the review process. A cover letter and up to three publications are optional. Applications should be submitted electronically at:


All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those who provide letters via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC statement on confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.


The deadline for applications is November 13, 2017. Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and early application is recommended. Please direct questions to the Chair of the Search Committee at


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in the College of Engineering. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals, with the full backing of the College. Examples of ongoing programming at the College are available at:


The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The department is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For more information please visit: .


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: