University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

Faculty Search 2016-17



The Bourns College of Engineering invites applications for the following tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in Engineering as well as cross disciplinary hires with potential home departments in Engineering and/or other units within UCR.

Junior applicants with potential home department in the Bourns College of Engineering should also be aware about the Provost’s Diversity in Engineering Fellows (PDEF) program. This new initiative, created in collaboration with the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), is aimed at supporting emerging scholars as they transition into the professoriate. In addition to a tenure track faculty position and funding for a year of postdoctoral training, participants receive professional development and research funds to assist them to have a successful career in academia. Qualified candidates must demonstrate exceptional promise for, or have a proven record of, conducting independent high-quality published research and teaching, securing external funding, and collaborating across disciplines.  Candidates must also have evidence of a commitment to diversity such as engagement with diverse populations of students, role modeling, and mentoring. To be considered for the Provost's Diversity in Engineering Fellows Program, please indicate interest in your cover letter. Apply now to the PDEF program. 

Faculty positions in Engineering:

Data Science Cluster Hires

Cyber-Security Cluster Hire

Human Neuroimaging Cluster Hire

Other Engineering Positions:

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will add 300 tenured and tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition. Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation.

We seek applicants who will complement the highly motivated and entrepreneurial spirit of the College faculty, and who will contribute meaningfully to the success of future teaching, research, and service accomplishments. Incumbents are expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs.

The Bourns College of Engineering is proud of its faculty's accomplishments and rapid growth. The College currently has 102 faculty members, 2,400 undergraduates, more than 750 graduate students, and more than $33.4 million in annual research expenditures.

The College is home to eight interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research centers : The Center for Bioengineering Research (CBR), the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), the Center for Research in Intelligent Systems (CRIS), the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), the Center for Ubiquitous Communications by Light (UC-Light), the Winston Chung Global Energy Center (WCGEC), the Center for Phonon Optimized-Engineered Materials (POEM), and the Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy (SC-RISE). 

The Bourns College of Engineering Is accepting faculty applications exclusively through this online application.

Search committees will begin reviewing applications as outlined in their respective ads, and will continue to receive applications until the search is closed.

Department Links:

Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Interdisciplinary Program Link

Material Science and Engineering
Computer Engineering

Interdisciplinary Centers:

Center for Bioengineering Research (CBR)
Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT)
Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)
Center for Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM)
Center for Research in Intelligent Systems (CRIS)
Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light (UC-LIGHT)
Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy(SC-RISE)
Winston Chung Global Energy Center (WCGEC)

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188