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Assistant Professor - Immunoengineering and Tissue Engineering - Bioengineering

Recruitment Period

Open August 12th, 2019 through Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. The department is particularly interested in recruiting exceptional candidates at the interface of immunoengineering and tissue engineering. Topic areas may include, but are not limited to: the use of quantitative engineering approaches to understand and manipulate immunological interactions; creation of immunoengineered therapies and tissue regeneration strategies; development of biomaterial strategies to induce or attenuate immune and/or inflammatory responses; engineering of vaccines and gene delivery technologies; antibody and T cell engineering.

The UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering is at the forefront of integrating engineering and biological sciences to discover fundamental principles of biological systems, and applying this understanding to a variety of applications that impact the health of humans in their diverse environments. The Bioengineering Department has strong ties with other UC Berkeley departments in engineering, biological sciences, and chemistry, as well as with the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Our interdisciplinary program offers outstanding opportunities for collaboration with distinguished researchers at UC Berkeley, UCSF, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and within the greater Bay Area biotechnology community. This exceptional environment for teaching and research will provide the successful candidate with unique opportunities for intellectual and technological leadership.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in the College of Engineering. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals, with the full backing of the College. Examples of ongoing programming at the College are available at:
The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Bioengineering and develop a world-class research program with emphasis on development of innovative technologies and approaches to quantitatively understand and engineer biological systems. Applicants should be seeking a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment in which to pursue teaching, mentorship, and research, drawing on the diverse resources within and outside our department and institution. Applicants must have completed all degree requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent international degree with the exception of dissertation at the time of application. Preferred qualifications include evidence of outstanding scholarship and research accomplishments within a relevant discipline. To learn more about our department please visit
All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those who provide letters via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC statement on confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.
Applications should be submitted electronically at: and must be received by November 1, 2019; applications submitted after November 1, 2019 will not be considered. Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and early application is recommended. For information about advancing equity and inclusion, please go to Questions can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee at
The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For more information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:
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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: (link is external).


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, 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 if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

  • Publication 1

  • Publication 2

  • Publication 3 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required