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Tenured Professor and Director of the Jacobs Institute - College of Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open Oct 15, 2013 through May 1, 2014


The College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley is conducting a worldwide search to fill a senior faculty position for Director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. This newly established institute will integrate design thinking more fully across the education experiences of Berkeley students so that they can innovate, build, and commercialize their new ideas. Working with our academic departments, in partnership with key laboratories and Centers from across the University, the new Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation will offer a range of courses, design projects, and experiential learning opportunities to feed into the Innovation Pipeline. These opportunities will provide students with hands-on experience in key technology innovation arenas, such as rapid prototyping, design automation, collaborative teamwork, commercialization, and development.

This is a tenured, full professor position and the tenure can be held in any of the departments of the College of Engineering: Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering based on the interests of the candidate. Internal and external candidates may apply. The successful candidate will be expected to begin her/his tenure as the Director of the Jacobs Institute January 1, 2015 for a period of three to five years. Berkeley Engineering is among the top three engineering schools in the United States and is the second largest college at UC Berkeley. The University of California, Berkeley is widely regarded as the premier public university in the world.

We seek an individual with an established record of excellence in research and education, commensurate with the rank of full Professor at UC Berkeley. The successful candidate is expected to provide effective leadership as the Jacobs Institute is launched. Candidates who have a strong commitment to and demonstrated record of excellence in engineering innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership are preferred. We are seeking candidates with strong administrative skills in addition to intellectual leadership and vision. Prior collaborative experience with industry, government agencies, and/or national laboratories on design and innovation is also desired.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality [ HYPERLINK "http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html" http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html] prior to submitting their letters).

For questions regarding this position, please contact Stacey Shulman, shulman@berkeley.edu.

If you do not have Internet access, you can mail your application materials to: Costas Spanos, Search Committee Chair Attention: Stacey Shulman, College of Engineering 320 McLaughlin, MC 1700, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1700

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2014. The University of California is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer, committed to excellence through diversity. The college seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The college is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For more information please go the CALcierge web site at http://calcierge.berkeley.edu/.

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