University of California, Riverside

Assistant Professor of Teaching in Material Science and Engineering

Material Science and Engineering

Bourns College of Engineering

The Material Science and Engineering Program (MSE) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching position beginning in the 2022/23 academic year. Appointment as an Assistant Professor of Teaching requires evidence of exceptional undergraduate teaching, professional achievement, and service to the academic community. An Assistant Professor of Teaching is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to provide university and public services related to the undergraduate program, including curriculum development, student advising, ABET accreditation, and recruitment outreach. Applicants from all areas of Materials Science and Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience and demonstrated record of high-quality and innovative teaching in a wide variety of undergraduate Materials Science and Engineering courses in an ABET-accredited program.
  • A demonstrated record of teaching in capstone senior design courses, as well as successful engagement with sponsors to generate support for senior design projects.
  • Experience in advising undergraduate students in course selection and career development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in teaching, research, and service, in particular to broadening participation for women and other underrepresented groups in Materials Science and Engineering.

Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2022. A Ph.D. in either Materials Science and Engineering or a related area is required at the time of employment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. 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.

To apply for the position, interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a statement of teaching, an optional statement of research, and a contribution to diversity statement to the AP Recruit website at Inquiries should be directed to

Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2022. The search will continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the specific areas of interest and application procedures, please visit

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) is a well-established, rapidly growing college at UCR. Ranked in the top 50 public engineering colleges by U.S. News & World Report, BCOE has 130 faculty members, more than 3,100 undergraduate students, 900 graduate students, and more than $46 million in total annual research expenditures. The college is home to five departments, nine undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs, and nine research centers.

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates 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.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy. As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All covered individuals under the policy must provide proof of full vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for exception (based on medical exemption, disability, and/or religious objection) or deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Last updated: 2022-01-16