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Assistant Professor in BioEngineering

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s) []. The salary range for this position is $94,300-$118,700. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: As soon as July 1, 2023. Exact start date negotiable.
Position duration: Tenure-Track

Application Window

Open date: October 13, 2022

Most recent review date: Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 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: Friday, Jun 30, 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 Bioengineering at the University of California Merced invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering with focus on Biomedical Imaging and Bioinstrumentation. The Assistant Professor will work on Biomedical imaging, Imaging scanner development, Imaging detector development, Imaging algorithm, Bioinstrumentation, Lab-on-chip device, or related research areas. We are specifically interested in applicants who develop approaches and applications with the following areas:
· Biomedical imaging development
· Positron emission tomography (PET) scanner/detector development
· Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanner/detector development
· Photon counting computed tomography (CT) imaging
· X-ray detector development
· Biomedical Optics
· Biomedical image processing/reconstruction
· Lab-on-chip device

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. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Basic qualifications

Ph. D. or equivalent degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, electrical engineering, or related science and engineering fields (Ph.D. must be conferred by June 30, 2023).

Demonstrated record of research.

Additional qualifications

Applicants are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate bioengineering classes, especially classes in the track of bioinstrumentation and biomedical Imaging.

Preferred qualifications

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated potential for excellence in research.

Applicants are expected to develop externally funded research programs.

Applicants are expected to be committed to join efforts to increase diversity at UC Merced.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Please be sure to initiate the request to your reference letters in the system otherwise your application will be considered incomplete and ineligible for consideration by the Search Committee.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

Job location

Merced, CA