University of California, Merced, School of Engineering

Position ID:University of California, Merced-School of Engineering-ATPB [#26298]
Position Title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Bioengineering
Position Location:Merced, California 95343, United States
Subject Area: Bioengineering
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/10/19)
Position Description:    

Assistant Teaching Professor in Bioengineering

University of California Merced

Job #JPF01643
Bioengineering / School of Engineering / UC Merced
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Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Bioengineering
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table The salary range for this position is $99,100-$215,800. “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: July 1st, 2024
Position duration: Tenure- Track


Open date:
October 12, 2023
Next review date: Friday, Dec 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jun 28, 2024 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.


The Department of Bioengineering at the University of California Merced invites applications for the position of tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor to coordinate and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in all areas of Bioengineering with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.
The job title is also known as Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE).

The Teaching Professor series parallels that of the research-focused series but with an emphasis on excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching and engage in professional activity, including but not limited to research on pedagogy and service related to the pedagogical mission of the School of Engineering and UC Merced.

This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure-paralleling security of employment. Appointment, merit, and promotion in the Professor of Teaching series requires, in addition to excellence in teaching and service, that the candidate makes externally recognized contributions to research/creative activity in pedagogy and/or the discipline.

Preferred candidates: (1) have demonstrated management or organizational skills and are comfortable advising students on industrial career paths, entrepreneurship, and graduate study opportunities; (2) have teaching experience or evidence of the ability to teach, particularly using student success centered approaches; and (3) be interested in pushing design thinking and experience forward with a teaching approach that is suited to recent needs. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by December 15, 2023.


Basic qualifications

Candidates will hold a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or closely related engineering fields.

Preferred qualifications

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

Demonstrated management or organizational skills and be comfortable advising students on industrial career paths , entrepreneurship, and graduate study opportunities.

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


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

    Applicants for the Assistant Teaching Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than the initial review date.

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    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 (

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