Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Nanoengineering

La Jolla, California
Commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules and market conditions.
Nov 09, 2017
Jan 08, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Department of NanoEngineering ( ), which combines materials and chemical engineering applied to nanotechnologies in the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The NanoEngineering Department is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body ( ). In addition to research, teaching, and general professional and public service, service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity are encouraged and given recognition in the evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications. Examples include, but are not limited to, developing strategies for the educational or professional advancement of students in underrepresented groups; efforts to advance equitable access and diversity in education; and activities such as recruitment, retention, and mentoring or advising of underrepresented students or new faculty.

Candidates must have advanced to candidacy or earned their Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering to support the Chemical Engineering Program within the department. New faculty will be expected to build and maintain a strong independent research program in the area of chemical engineering and advanced materials. Of particular interest are advanced nanomaterials/biomaterials, colloids, assemblies and soft matter, nanocatalysts, bio-derived energy, nanofabrication, nanomanufacturing, nano/microfluidics, surface science, polymer engineering, membranes and separations, etc, with potential applications to energy, healthcare, robotics or sensing. The career development of the successful candidate, based on the research interest, may have the opportunity to participate in various school-wide and university-wide initiatives and centers, including the Institute of Engineering in Medicine, Institute for Materials in Energy Technologies Initiative, Center for Energy Research, Sustainable Power and Energy Center, Moores Cancer Center, and Center for Wearable Sensors and Robotics, etc.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Chemical Engineering. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching of Chemical Engineering undergraduate laboratory courses and other core classes, improvement of curriculum, helping coordination of ABET accreditation activities, development and assessment of new educational initiatives, and serving as the faculty advisor to student organizations.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please see the Web site for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program

RANK AND SALARY: Level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules and market conditions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Candidates applying by December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration.

Candidates should submit (i) a letter of interest including specific synergies envisioned with our faculty, (ii) curriculum vitae, including the list of publications and professional activities, (iii) a statement of research interests and teaching experience, including a summary of leadership efforts, (iv) a separate statement describing your past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see and and (v) the names and email addresses of 3 references, using the online application. All applicant materials including referee info should be submitted via UCSD Academic Personnel On Line Recruit at: Inquiries: Carolyn Sheehan at:

UC San Diego strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation and professionalism that enables us to attract a more diverse cross section of faculty in terms of gender, nationality, and ethnicity. Candidates who have a demonstrated track record of enhancing diversity or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

AA-EOE: 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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.