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Faculty Position @ UC Berkeley Bioengineering


The Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant, associate or full professor level in bioengineering, with an expected start date of July 1, 2014.

The Berkeley Department of Bioengineering is at the forefront of integrating engineering, biological sciences, and translational medicine to discover fundamental principles of biological systems and develop clinical technologies that advance healthcare. The Department enjoys close relationships with the faculty of biological sciences and chemistry at UC Berkeley, and the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Our interdisciplinary program offers outstanding opportunities for collaboration with distinguished researchers in related departments at UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and within the greater Bay Area biotech community. This exceptional environment for teaching and research in the rapidly growing field of bioengineering will provide the successful candidate with unique opportunities for intellectual and technological leadership.

Applications from candidates in all areas of bioengineering will be considered. Areas of particular interest include cellular engineering, and engineering aspects of synthetic biology and systems biology. The minimum qualification required to be an applicant is the completion of all degree requirements except dissertation (“ABD” status). Additional qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent by date of hire, 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

Applications should be submitted online at and should include a resume, cover letter, statements of research and teaching interests, selected publications, and three to five letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: While online application submission is preferred, we will also accept application materials sent by mail to the Department of Bioengineering, 306 Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1762.

The deadline for applications is November 22, 2013. Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and early application is recommended.

The University of California is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, committed to excellence through diversity. 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 go the CALcierge web site.

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