Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) Position in Biophotonics/Imaging

University of California, Irvine
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department

Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) Position in Biophotonics/Imaging

The University of California, Irvine, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department is seeking faculty candidates in the Biophotonics/Imaging area who can work closely with the Beckman Laser Institute (BLI). In particular, the EECS department and BLI are interested in candidates with research interests in biophotonics and imaging technology, including devices, optics, fabrication, AI and machine learning, etc., for advanced sensing, diagnostics, and treatment.

The position is open to candidates at an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level.  The hired candidate is expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development in the EECS department, establish joint research activities between the EECS department and BLI, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and attract extramural funding.

At the time of hire, applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited university. Successful candidates will be innovative leaders that can develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, and provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek faculty who are committed to diversity as well as diverse faculty who will be role models for our students.

Interested applicants are expected to submit a cover letter, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, up to three key publications, an inclusive excellence activities statement that reflects past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as the names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted until later stages of consideration, in consultation with the candidate.

Applications should be submitted electronically at The screening will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although maximum consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2024.

The EECS department offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. It is at the forefront of research and teaching of operations research and analytics methods, as well as the advancement of quantitative solutions in the areas of electronic devices and circuits, power electronics, automatic controls, telecommunications, wireless communications, and signal processing, interfacing with the broader areas of medicine, biology, geology, and ecology. The department has strong ties with other departments in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCI and enjoys close relationships with the School of Medicine and the School of Physical Sciences. To learn more about our department and its programs, please visit

BLI is a 37,000-square-foot multi-disciplinary center for research, teaching, clinical medicine, and technology transfer located on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic is internationally recognized for research, innovation, and translational medicine – all under one collaborative umbrella. UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic inventions include new laser therapies for diseases that were previously untreatable, improving the lives of tens of millions of patients worldwide.