The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals in the area of Bioengineering and Systems Biology broadly in the area of Mechanobiology, with topics that include, but are not limited to: mechanical signaling in living systems, cell and tissue biomechanics, engineering or regeneration of mechanically functional tissues, and/or cellular dynamics, systems modeling and bioinformatics relating form, function, and epigenetic regulation.
Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, and supervision of graduate students, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. A demonstrated record of excellence in research and proven ability as, or potential to develop into, an outstanding teacher are desired. Successful candidates will have a strong record of collaborative, interdisciplinary research, contribute to Mechanical Engineering curricula and student mentoring, and leverage synergies within the Department and the College of Engineering.
Applications must be submitted electronically, and should include:
Cover letter (limited to two pages) including (1) most significant scientific accomplishment as a graduate student, (2) most significant scientific accomplishment in your postgraduate career (if applicable), (3) overall goals/vision for a research program at our institution, and (4) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well suited to achieve those goals.
Statement of research
Statement of teaching
Applicants will also need to arrange for 3-5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.
Diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)
Applications received by Saturday December 1st, 2018, will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. For further details about our department: https://me.ucsb.edu/about/employment
To apply, visit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01325
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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 status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: JPF01325
About UCSB, Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara was founded in 1964. Our world-class faculty offers accredited programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). The outstanding educational and research opportunities in our department are further enhanced by the many interdisciplinary activities that abound at UCSB.
We offer an education that prepares our students to become leaders of the engineering profession and one which empowers them to engage in a lifetime of learning and achievement.