Open Level Professor of Biomolecular Engineering 2022-23 job with UCSB Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering

Associate Professor; Teacher

Expected start: July 1, 2023 or later

Opening date: October 12, 2022

Next Review Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022 11:59 PM PT
Apply before this date to ensure full review by the committee.

Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT
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.

Engineering for and from biology provides new solutions to improve global health, address environmental challenges, and provide new biomaterials and sources of bioenergy. The questions of who designs these solutions, who we design for, and how these solutions impact society are important questions we seek to ask ourselves. UC Santa Barbara understands that this is too important to the future of our society to be left to a single discipline or a limited population – and we are building a department ready to address these issues head-on in genuine partnership with leaders. opinion on our campus. and the world. UC Santa Barbara is one of the top 5 public research universities. Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering seek leaders working at the intersection of these fields. Chemical Engineering is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the field, and Biological Engineering is an emerging department in the highly ranked College of Engineering. Our College has three Nobel Laureates, 15 National Academy of Engineering Fellows, 5 National Academy of Science Fellows, and 13 National Academy of Inventors Fellows among its faculty. UCSB Engineering is home to the West Coast Center of NSF’s BioPACIFIC Materials Innovation Platform for bio-based polymers, automated cellular infrastructure, flow, and integrated chemistry, the nation’s first quantum foundry, as well as one of the top NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers in the country. We are looking for faculty willing to build on our existing collaborations at the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnology, the Center for Integrated Nanosystems, the Center for Engineering and Science Partnerships, the Center for Research in Dark Studies, the Institute of Neuroscience, at the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering, the Institute for Energy Efficiency and beyond, and to help us establish new partnerships and research programs bringing calculations and computational tools to issues of societal importance. We are looking for motivated and passionate researchers who want to work with a community of their peers to solve problems of societal importance through creative applications of bioengineering. Successful applicants for faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion in their application materials, including the diversity statement. Appointment will be joint between chemical and biological engineering, but affiliate appointments in a number of partner departments in engineering, social sciences, humanities and/or physical sciences are possible and encouraged. UC Santa Barbara understands that bioengineering, biotechnology, and chemical engineering intersect with society in many complex ways, but that by striving to be a place where every student, faculty, and staff can grow and thrive, we we will position ourselves to better meet these challenges together.

Applicants will be considered by an interdisciplinary panel of faculty and all applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence or show outstanding promise for high quality research, teaching and service to the community. Applicants who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented and underserved populations will receive special consideration. Applicants will be offered the opportunity to fulfill a portion of their undergraduate teaching responsibilities through active mentorship and leadership in programs that provide research and professional development opportunities to our student body diverse (for example, through Los Ingenieros, Society of Women Engineers, the Early Research Scholars Program, or the CBSR Student Engagement and Enrichment in Data Science Program).
We seek scientists and educators leading cutting-edge fields to help the University prepare our students and position the University for the future. Our goal is to identify, recruit and support an emerging scholar as one of the next generations of leaders and educators.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service, depending on the position.



Basic Qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must have met all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) in bioengineering or a related field, except the thesis (or equivalent) at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
The doctorate must be conferred at the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications
Candidates who show exceptional research potential and who have a strong commitment to teaching and diversity. PhD in BioE, ChemE or related field at the time of application.

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Individuals should apply at this level if they meet any of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD student or graduate; Current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor.

Documentary requirements

Create effective strategies for the academic advancement of students from underrepresented groups.

Benchmark requirements
3-5 required (coordinates only)
Applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of a minimum of 3 references and may submit up to 2 additional optional references. The department intends to solicit letters of reference for the finalist candidate.

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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 status, protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Immunization Program Policy: SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All persons covered by the policy must provide proof of full vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for an exception (based on medical exemption, disability and/or religious objection) or postponement (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the University of California New Hire Deadline Policy. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health guidelines may impose additional requirements.

Santa Barbara, California