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Asst Professor in BME and Radiology

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 8th, 2019
Last review date: Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Radiology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an Assistant Professor level position in the broad area of imaging technologies. This joint appointment will be split between Biomedical Engineering (Ladder Rank, tenure track) and Radiology (In Residence).

The successful candidate will participate in research and teaching and will play a critical role in developing research in dosimetric methods for therapeutics using the EXPLORER Total-Body PET scanner, as well as strengthening the bridges between pre-clinical and veterinary in vivo imaging teams, and the PET translational research operation. The candidate must have a demonstrable interest in translating physics and engineering methods from the lab to the clinic.

A Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering or in a related quantitative discipline is required. Applicants must be able to teach core undergraduate and graduate courses, and be willing to help establish an innovative multi-disciplinary curriculum in the field of biomedical engineering. The candidate will have the intent and potential to develop an independent research career and where appropriate will be encouraged to apply for career research awards. The candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as join the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group with the intent of supervising Biomedical Engineering graduate students.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system: Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, and 3-5 letters of reference.

The deadline for full consideration is September 7, 2019, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is the newest Department in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis. It is housed in the interdisciplinary Genome and Biomedical Sciences Building alongside faculty in the Genome Center and several School of Medicine programs, including Pharmacology. The Department is also home to the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging, a state-of-the-art facility for in vivo imaging in animal models, and TEAM (Translating Engineering Advances to Medicine).

The UC Davis Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance human health. The Radiology Department has a vibrant research environment encompassing cutting-edge instrumentation development and very close links with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging.

UC Davis is the only California University with both a Medical School and a School of Veterinary Medicine. The College of Engineering integrates teaching, research, and service to society, defining the frontiers of engineering knowledge, and training the next generation of engineers to address the emerging needs of the nation and the world.

Our Commitment
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by faculty who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our recently developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our new strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement.

The University
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.
The University of California, Davis, has been recognized in the Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings for 2018, ranking 47th among the 100 top ranked universities by reputation. UC Davis was ranked 42nd out of 18,000 universities worldwide in the 2018-19 Center for World University Rankings, the largest academic ranking of global universities. UC Davis is ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and 10th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. And Forbes Magazine named UC Davis the #1 university in its list of “The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges for Women.” It is home to four colleges and six professional schools, 99 graduate programs, and receives over $700 million annually in research funding. In addition, 44% of our fall 2017 undergraduates are first generation students, and UC Davis is expected to become a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019.

UC Davis is known for its commitment to the environment, locally and globally. You can see it in our teaching, research and dedication to sustainability on our own campus. The university is ranked first in the world for campus sustainability practices by the 2017 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. We are ranked 3rd among top U.S. colleges for "doing the most for the American Dream" for our commitment to economic diversity (College Access Index, New York Times 2017).
Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. ranks Davis the 3rd "Best City to Live in for STEM Workers" and 18th among the "Top 100 Best Places to Live" in the country. The University’s student population is approximately 35,500. The campus lies 14 miles west of Sacramento (the State capital), 72 miles northeast of San Francisco, 47 miles to the east of the famed Napa Valley and wine country, and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to multiple world-class research and academic institutions providing additional collaborative opportunities.

UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP)
( and Capital Resource Network ( are services designed to support departments and deans offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited, for full program details please visit the website. For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact: (530) 752-7643.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work-Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting college.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required