Assistant Professor of Biotechnical Engineering - Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Position Description:
As part of UC Davis' commitment to hire leading research faculty dedicated to the success of
historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our
increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of Agricultural and Environmental
Sciences and the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis, announce an
Assistant Professor faculty position in the Department of Biological and Agricultural
Engineering. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong interest and background
in Biotechnical Engineering and who will apply modern biotechnology and develop novel
bioengineering approaches to address global challenges such as climate change, food supply,
environmental protection, and human and animal health and nutrition.

This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track position with teaching, research, and service
responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented
research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station

Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Engineering related to biological and agricultural engineering.
Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate
should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in the
Biological Systems Engineering program, and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally
funded research in biotechnical engineering.

As one of the country's leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional
potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence in understanding the barriers to full
participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student
communities in higher education, such as women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying
as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged
groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between.
Successful candidates will help advance the strategic goal of UC Davis for improving access and
building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also
will have a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute
to the University's mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. The
applicant's record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and
inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall
evaluation of the candidate's qualifications for a faculty appointment.

To apply:
Applications should be submitted via (for additional information
please see Inquiries regarding the application process
may be directed to Monica Ferrigno, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering,
University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616, email
For questions concerning the position, contact the recruitment advisory committee chair, Prof.
Tina Jeoh, at (530-752-1020). The position will remain open until filled but
to ensure consideration, applications should be received by 4 January 2021.

Additional details can be found at