University of California, Riverside

Materials Science and Engineering


Tenure-track Faculty Positions

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, the Sciences, School of Public Policy, and/or School of Medicine beginning the 2016/2017 academic year.

Faculty positions in Engineering:

 Engineering Ladder Rank Faculty Cluster Positions with potential home department(s) in Engineering and/or other units within UCR: 

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. Additional information available at

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Bourns College of Engineering is leading cluster hires with potential home departments in engineering or the sciences to enhance UCR’s research strengths in

 UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 23, 2015. We will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. To apply, please register through the web link at For inquiries and questions, please contact us at

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, age, disability  protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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). 

For further information please visit BCOE's webpage: 

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General Campus Information

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

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
313 Materials Science & Engineering Building

Tel: (951) 827-3383
Fax: (951) 827-3188x

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