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Assistant Professor - Chemical Engineering and Nanoengineering

University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California
Closing date
Apr 16, 2023

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Field of specialization
Engineering, Nanotechnology
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor - Chemical Engineering and Nanoengineering

University of California San Diego

Position overview
Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: September 22, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Dec 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of NanoEngineering, which combines materials science 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.

New faculty will be expected to build and maintain a strong independent research program in the area of chemical engineering and/or nanoengineering. The research areas of primary interest to the department are: advanced nanomaterials and biomaterials, colloids, assemblies and soft matter, nanocatalysts, nanomanufacturing, nano/microfluidics, surface science, polymer engineering, membranes and separations, etc., with potential applications to healthcare, energy, robotics, sensing, or climate change. The successful candidate will show excellence in scholarship as evidenced by impactful peer-reviewed publications as well as external funding and awards appropriate for the career stage.

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, Data Science Institute, Contextual Robotics Institute, Center for Nano-Immunoengineering, Center for Wearable Sensors, Sustainable Power and Energy Center, Center for Energy Research, and Materials Research Center, etc.

The successful candidate will also be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels in NanoEngineering and/or Chemical Engineering. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching of NanoEngineering and/or 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.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Candidates must have advanced to candidacy or earned their Ph.D. degree in engineering (e.g. Chemical Engineering) or related fields at the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Must possess a Ph.D. in engineering (e.g. Chemical engineering) or related fields at the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

• Cover Letter - Include specific synergies envisioned with our faculty.

• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Please include the list of publications and professional activities.

• Statement of Research

• Statement of Teaching

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our site for more information.

• Misc / Additional (Optional)

• Misc / Additional (Optional)

• Misc / Additional (Optional)

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Reference requirements

• 3-5 letters of reference required

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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