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Tenure-track Position in Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology (ELCACT)

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 19th, 2020

Next review date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 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 Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, an academic-based research and training center at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with a target start date of July 1, 2021. The tenure home for this faculty position will be the Biomedical Engineering department within the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. We seek candidates who aspire to establish a strong and dynamic research program in cardiovascular engineering and technology, broadly defined. We seek candidates with research expertise and interests including but not limited to mechanics, imaging, medical devices, electrophysiology, immunoengineering, tissue engineering, molecular/cellular biology, genetic/protein/metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, functional biomaterials, mathematical/computational modeling, systems biology, and biophysics. The candidate should be committed to teaching biomedical engineering courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Respect for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, and protected veteran status and commitment to inclusive excellence is expected.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, or related fields. Candidates with both an M.D. and a Ph.D. are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral experience is desirable but not required. The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidate finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.

The successful candidate will join a strong and growing research group in the Edwards Center, which is highly collegial and collaborative. Opportunities to collaborate outside the Center are also plentiful, especially with the vibrant and diverse cardiovascular medical device industry in Orange County, the UCI School of Medicine, and the clinical faculty at the UCI Medical Center. Research facilities at UCI relevant to this position include the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Center, the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center - the first California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Center in the State of California - the Beckman Laser Institute, the UCI Beall Applied Innovation, the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (with cleanrooms), the Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics, the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, the Center for Complex Biological Systems, and the NSF-Simons Center for Multiscale Cell Fate. The Edwards Center also has an NIH T32 graduate student training grant. Both the Center and BME have strong traditions of faculty mentoring; access to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is provided by UCI. In addition, Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a concise statement of proposed research, and a teaching statement. Candidates are encouraged to delineate their unique contributions to each publication. A separate statement that addresses past and/or planned contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Applicants should provide names and contact information for a minimum of three references who are willing to submit letters of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf. Apply online at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by December 31, 2020.

The University of California, Irvine is a Minority Serving Institution and 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. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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