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Assistant Professor (Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation)

University of California, Berkeley, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Job Title: Assistant Professor (Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation)
Reference Code: 1129069
Job Location: Berkeley , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Design (all areas) & architecture
Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-01-09
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor (Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation)
University of California, Berkeley

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level with an expected start date of July 2018. The position is in the broad intersection of design and emerging technologies. Example focus areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Design of health and medical devices
  • Design of smart and connected products
  • Novel interaction domains, including autonomous systems, human-robot interaction and AR/VR
  • Smart, resilient infrastructures
  • Bio-inspired design
  • Additive manufacturing technologies and materials
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Research on design methods and frameworks
  • Collective and open innovation methods

Applicants will be hired into a home department within the College of Engineering: Bioengineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences; Industrial Engineering & Operations Research; Materials Science & Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; or Nuclear Engineering. More information on the College of Engineering, and a link to each department, is available at

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute meaningfully to both their home department and to the activities of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. They will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in both their home department and the Jacobs Institute, and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and leadership.

To learn more about our institute, please visit Made possible by a $20-million commitment from the Paul and Stacy Jacobs Foundation, Berkeley Engineering officially opened the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in August 2015. As the Institute works to further its mission of creating leading innovators at the intersection of human-centered design and emerging technology, it provides students with hands-on experiences and opportunities to work in interdisciplinary teams to address real societal issues. Students are challenged to approach the entire cycle of design, from identifying user needs to rapid prototyping to commercialization and manufacturing, from an integrated vantage point.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in the College of Engineering. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. 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. Examples of ongoing programming at the College are available at:

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:
Applicants must, at a minimum, be in the process of completing a doctoral dissertation or an equivalent degree at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree by the start of the position. The requirement for appointment is Ph.D. or equivalent degree awarded.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include evidence of outstanding scholarship, the ability to establish and pursue a program of high quality research within a relevant discipline, and a commitment to working in an inclusive environment.

Information and Application Process Instructions

All applicants should submit an updated curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching, three publications, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. A cover letter is optional. Applicants should also provide three letters of recommendation.

Applications should be submitted electronically at:

All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those who provide letters via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC statement on confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018 and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and early application is recommended. Please direct questions to the Chair of the Search Committee at

The department is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For more information please visit:

The University of California 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: (link is external).

For questions regarding the positions, please contact: Melissa C. Varian,

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of California, Berkeley and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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