Assistant or Associate Professor Faculty positions in Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells

Commensurate with experience

The Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center (SCRC) [] in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences (CoHS) and the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) [ ] in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering (Samueli School) at the University of California Irvine invite applications from outstanding candidates for three tenure-track/tenured faculty positions focused broadly on Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells. Faculty appointments will reside in the Samueli School (in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) or CoHS School of Medicine (SOM; in Physiology & Biophysics, Anatomy & Neurobiology, or another SOM department as appropriate).

The cluster of positions will create a synergistic, interdepartmental concentration in stem cell-based tissue engineering that utilizes multidisciplinary approaches. These approaches may include, but are not limited to, organs on a chip, 3D bioprinting, tissue-specific organoids, neurotherapeutics, cancer stem cells, cell engineering, gene therapy and genome editing, and immunomodulatory materials. Ideal candidates will be collaborative and multidisciplinary in their research approach within one or more of the following domains: 1) Novel strategies to control and direct stem cell differentiation in 3D microenvironments; 2) Functionalization/synthesis of novel scaffold materials for support of stem cell niches; 3) Applications of tissue engineering and high‐throughput screening of therapeutic compounds to human stem cells or organoids.

Academic appointments will be made at the Assistant/Associate Professor level as full-time Academic Senate appointments. Positions are open to Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. scientists. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a robust extramurally funded independent research program. Candidates will also be expected to contribute as members of UCI’s SCRC and fulfill departmental objectives, that include teaching in their discipline, and support the service missions of the institution. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience, and generous startup packages will be provided.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence animates UCI’s mission as a public research university. Additionally, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. Finally, UCI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Interested individuals should apply online through UCI RECRUIT at:

Application materials required: 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Summary of research interests (up to 3 pages); 4) Summary of teaching philosophy (1 page); 5) Statement of contributions to diversity, equity & inclusion (2 pages); 6) Names and contact information for 3-5 individuals who can provide a letter of reference upon request; 7) PDFs of 3-5 recent publications.

Applications must be submitted by 11 p.m. on September 16, 2019.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Brian Cummings (SCRC co-chair;, 2026 Gross Hall, University of California, Irvine, CA, 92697-1705, or Albert Yee (Samueli School co-chair;, 644C Engineering Tower, University of California, Irvine, CA, 92697-2575.