Assistant Professor in NeuroEngineering

University of California Berkeley

Assistant Professor - NeuroEngineering - Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Job #JPF03158
  • Elec Engr & Computer Sc / College of Engineering / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Professor
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open October 5th, 2021 through Friday, Dec 10, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the non-tenured Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have joint appointments with EECS and HWNI.

We seek applicants interested in creating innovative and far-reaching solutions to important problems at the boundary of electrical engineering and neuroscience. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, implantable devices, computational devices, sensors, energy harvesters, nano-electronics, spectroscopy, imaging, brain-machine interfaces, as applied to cellular, systems, behavioral or cognitive neuroscience. All areas at the interface of electrical engineering and neuroscience are of interest and encouraged to apply. Applicants are sought whose research, teaching, and/or service experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The department and the institute are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals, with the full backing of the College of Engineering. Examples of ongoing programming at the College are available at: https://engineering.berkeley.edu/about/equity-and-inclusion/. Support for faculty candidates on writing effective statements that demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, can be found at: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates.

Department: https://eecs.berkeley.edu/

Department: https://neuroscience.berkeley.edu/

College: https://engineering.berkeley.edu/

College: https://data.berkeley.edu/

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Candidate applications should demonstrate exceptional performance and plans for creating innovative and far-reaching solutions to important problems in neuroengineering. Candidates should show potential to make interdisciplinary research contributions to advance the state of neuroengineering research and education. All aspects of neuroengineering will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - A cover letter is optional but recommended.(Optional)
  • Statement of Research - The statement of research should include a summary of your major research accomplishments (approximately 250 words); and a summary of your ongoing and planned research program (approximately 1,500 words with intermixed figures), which should begin with a title for your research program and should include a list of essential publication citations.
  • Statement of Teaching - The statement of teaching should include a statement of your teaching interests as well as any prior teaching and mentoring experience (approximately 500 words). You might include a list of UC Berkeley courses you would feel comfortable teaching.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement of your understanding of barriers to success in education and research for groups underrepresented in STEM, your past efforts to address these issues, and your future plans to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment at Berkeley. All diversity, equity and inclusion activities should be included in this statement. For additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity
  • Publications List - A complete list of your publications
  • First of Three Significant Publications - For each of the three significant publications, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.
  • Second of Three Significant Publications - For each of the three significant publications, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.
  • Third of Three Significant Publications - For each of the three significant publications, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. Recommenders providing letters of reference should submit them as early as possible, preferably by the application deadline.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03158

Help contact: jeanrichter@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. 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. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Berkeley, California