University of California, Riverside: Provost’s Diversity in Engineering Fellows Program

Bourns College of Engineering

The Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for up to three joint postdoctoral Fellowship-Tenure-track Faculty positions for the Provost’s Diversity in Engineering Fellows (PDEF) Program beginning the 2017/2018 academic year. Exceptional candidates in all areas of engineering will be considered. Full consideration will be given to applications received beginning as early as January 13, 2017, but the search will continue until the positions are filled.

The PDEF program, a new initiative created in collaboration with the University of California Office of the President, aims to support emerging scholars as they transition into the professoriate. Successful candidates will receive funding for up to a year of postdoctoral training at any institution prior to beginning their duties as a faculty member at UCR. In addition, PDEF supports professional development and research, covering travel to conferences, and resources that enable the candidate to use research facilities at UCR or elsewhere.

The search committee seeks recognized candidates in all areas of engineering corresponding with the five departments in the Bourns College of Engineering. These departments include: Bioengineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. UCR is entering a period of accelerated growth, with plans for hiring 300 new faculty members in the next 5 years and construction of new research facilities.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission explicitly states the goal of providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission, such as engagement with diverse populations of students, role modeling and mentoring is a preferred qualification. For more information about UC’s commitment to diversity, please visit

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.

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Victor G. J. Rodgers at [email protected]. Applications should be submitted via

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer

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last updated 23-Dec-2016