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Asst. Professor in Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Job Description

As part of UC Davis’ commitment (https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/principles-community) to hire leading research faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of Engineering announces an Assistant rank tenure-track professor position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that will fit within our department’s disciplinary focus and depth of expertise in computational/theoretical sciences and deep/machine learning and AI, including but not limited to:

  • biomedical imaging and Biophotonics
  • medical decision making
  • personalized medicine
  • predictive modeling
  • robotics and image guided interventions
  • radiomics
  • quantitative imaging
  • computer-aided medical diagnosis
  • synthetic biology
  • immunoengineering

As one of the country’s leading R1 research universities, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional potential for and record of research, teaching and inclusive excellence.  In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education.

Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in Engineering (e.g. Biomedical, Electrical and Computer, Computer Science), Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Bioinformatics, and/or other related fields, is required and must have been awarded by the date of hire.

Additional Qualifications

We desire applicants who have identified strengths and experiences in the following areas:

  • Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the potential to attract extramural funding.
  • Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research, and service.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars.

Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor. Applicants must have earned a PhD or equivalent in Engineering (e.g. Biomedical, Electrical and Computer, Computer Science), Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Bioinformatics, or other related discipline awarded by time of hire. Participation in department, college, and university service as a member of UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate (https://academicsenate.ucdavis.edu/) is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model.

We desire candidates who demonstrate understanding of issues affecting underserved populations such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation students, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community (https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/diversity-matters-how-uc-davis-working-increase-diversity) for all marginalized populations. A successful candidate also will have an accomplished record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population.

Application Requirements

For fullest consideration, please review the full position description, which provides guidance on application requirements and recommendations to strengthen your application: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03896.

Application packages should be submitted online through UC Recruit by Sunday, January 3, 2021 and should include the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy, and letters of recommendation from 3-5 individuals.

We encourage applicants to explore the College's (https://engineering.ucdavis.edu/) and the Department’s (https://bme.ucdavis.edu/) websites. We strongly recommend that all candidates visit our recruitment website (https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/why-does-uc-davis-seek-diversity-statements-applicants) for additional information about how their application materials - including their Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - will be assessed by the Search Committee in the screening and review process. 

COVID-19:  Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, campus in-person operations have been restricted to essential personnel only.  All academic and scholarly activities are being conducted remotely for the time being.  As a result, interviews, seminars, and additional consultations may occur via remote platforms, including zoom, to which we will provide access.

Our Commitment

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community (https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/principles-community) and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the full job posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students and faculty: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03896

The University

UC Davis is a distinguished university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and 11th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 by Forbes Magazine as “The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges for Women.” Forbes has also ranked UC Davis as 52nd among the Best Employers for Diversity. Please review the full position description to learn more about acclaimed university and the notable rankings we have received regarding diversity, environmental sustainability, work-life balance, more: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03896

18 November 2020
18 December 2020
Professor / Faculty
Biomedical, Medical Imaging, Health Care (Biophotonics)
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