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During the 2017–18 academic year, we are pursuing 10 hires in 9 clusters.

A steering committee has been established to provide coordination and oversight to the hiring initiative across the various units involved. The steering committee is chaired by Associate Provost Ken Baerenklau and is comprised of the following faculty, who were nominated by their respective deans:

Iryna Ethell (School of Medicine)
Jay Farrell (Bourns College of Engineering)
Peter Graham (College of Humanities and Social Sciences)
John Haleblian (School of Business)
Karthick Ramakrishnan (School of Public Policy)
Frances Sladek (College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences)
Keith Widaman (Graduate School of Education)

For questions regarding a specific search, please contact the individual committee chair listed by cluster title below.

For questions about the hiring initiative, please contact Associate Provost Ken Baerenklau.

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From Genomics to Harvest: The Basic Science, Cultivation, and Production of Plants and Food

Citrus

Goal: UCR has a strong tradition of research on citrus and this cluster is essential to maintain and grow this strength for the future. The proposed cluster will include several new positions in CNAS and in CHASS and SPP, which are needed to strengthen and enhance UCR’s preeminence in this area. New faculty in economics and public policy will facilitate regional and national proposals that assess the economic and community impact of scientific advances in genetics, horticulture, entomology, and plant pathology. A particular focus of the CHASS and SPP positions will be on the economics and sociological analysis of community responses to technological changes, including issues such as biotechnology, agricultural labor, biosecurity, and water resource use. The cluster hires will work in teams to enable UCR to address the scientific, economic and social issues facing the citrus industry now, and which are likely to increase in importance in the future.

Chair: Mikeal L. Roose, Professor of Genetics

Committee:
Bruce Babcock, Professor of Public Policy
Timothy Close, Professor of Genetics
Patricia Manosalva, Professor of Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Georgios Vidalakis, Professor of Microbiology Plant Pathology
Linda Walling, Professor of Genetics

2015–16


Positions hired: 1

2016–17


Positions hired: This cluster was inactive during this academic year.

2017–18


Positions available: 1

Next Generation Technologies: New Materials, Phenomena and Devices

Computational Materials

Goal: UCR has significant cross-disciplinary experimental research activities within the areas of 2D materials and magnetic materials with applications in electronics, magnetics, opto-electronics, phononics, thermoelectrics, and energy. Our goal is to support that effort with a cluster hire in the areas of computational materials and theoretical condensed matter physics. The broadly classified sub areas of interest are: (1) computation applied to understanding growth-structure-property relations in materials science including high-throughput materials modeling; (2) application and development of methods to calculate electronic excited-state behavior and properties of materials; and (3) application and development of methods to predict properties of strongly correlated materials using traditional tools of condensed matter theory or more quantitative tools such as dynamical mean field theory or quantum Monte Carlo.

Chair: Roger Lake, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Committee members:
Sinisa Coh, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ming Liu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kirill Shtengel, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Elaine Haberer, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Shan-Wen Tsai, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

2015–16


Positions hired: 2

2016–17


Positions hired: This cluster was inactive during this academic year.

2017–18

Positions available: 1
Assistant Professor
Associate/Full Professor

Phonon/Magnon Engineered Materials and Devices

Chair: Alex Balandin, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Committee:
Nathaniel Gabor, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Alexander Korotkov, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Roger Lake, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Richard Wilson, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ruoxue Yan, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering

2015–16

Positions hired: 2

2016–17


Positions hired: This cluster was inactive during this cycle

2017–18


Positions available: 1
Assistant Professor
Associate/Full Professor

Coherent Optical Control of Materials

Chair: Harry Tom, Professor of Physics

Committee members:
Allen Mills, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Shan-Wen Tsai
, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Christopher Bardeen
, Professor of Chemistry
Alexander Korotkov,
Professor, Electrical Engineering

2015–16


Positions hired: This cluster was inactive during this academic year.

2016–17


Positions hired: TBA

2017-18


Positions Available: 1
Assistant Professor
Associate/Full Professor

Mind and Body: Advances in the Study of Human Health and Well-Being

Modeling of Complex Bio-Systems

Chair: Mark Alber, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

Committee members:
Weitao Chen, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Bir Bhanu, Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Xinping Cui, Professor, Statistics
Bai-lian (Larry) Li, Professor, Ecology
Dimitrios Morikis, Professor, Bioengineering
Zhenbiao Yang, Professor, Cell Biology

 

2015–16


Positions hired: This cluster was inactive during this academic year.

2016–17


Positions hired: TBA

2017–18


Positions available: 1
Assistant Professor
Tenured Associate Professor

Renewable Nature: Environment, Energy, and Sustainable Development

BREATHE: Bridging Regional Ecology and Aerosolized Toxins to understand Health Effects

Goal: This center aims to develop studies Bridging Regional Ecology and Aerosolized Toxins to understand Health Effects (BREATHE). This network of UCR researchers and community organizations is developing multidisciplinary research projects to study the health impacts of air quality changes, such as those resulting from chronic drought, climate change, and resulting ecological change. Health impacts of interest include pulmonary diseases such as asthma, and the systemic effects on neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. While our studies can model effects in many different regions, we also have a remarkable opportunity to use the Coachella Valley, including the rapidly changing Salton Sea ecosystem, as a living laboratory to follow the dynamic changes occurring in a complex ecology that includes agricultural, rural desert, and urban areas, as well as an ethnically and economically diverse community. Our work will have public policy implications including aspects of environmental justice.

Chair: David Lo, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Committee members:
David Cocker, Professor, Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Theodore Garland, Distinguished Professor, Biology
Kimberly Hammond, Professor, Biology
Meera Nair, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

2015–16


Positions hired: 1

2016–17


Positions hired: TBA

2017-8


Positions available: 1

Environmental Toxicology

Chair: Yinsheng Wang, Professor of Chemistry

Committee:
Kelley Barsanti, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
David Eastmond, Professor, Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology
Xuan Liu, Professor, Biochemistry
David Volz, Associate Professor, Environmental Toxicology
Wenwan Zhong, Professor, Chemistry

2015–16


Positions hired: 2

2016–17


Positions available: This cluster is inactive during this academic year.

2017–18

Positions hired: 1
Assistant Professor
Associate/Full Professor

Revitalizing Communities: Impact in Education and Social Policy

Greater Mexico and U.S. Latinx Perspectives

Chair: Michael Jayme, Associate Professor, Creative Writing

Committee members: TBA

2015–16


Positions hired: 0

2016–17


Positions hired: TBA

2017–18


Positions available: 1

Innovation Incubator

Business Analytics Research

Chair: Richard Smith, Professor of Finance

Committee members:
Alexander Barinov, Assistant Professor of Finance
Peter Chung,
Professor of Finance
Jean Helwege,
Professor of Finance
Yawen Jiao,
Associate Professor of Finance
Ivalina Kalcheva,
Assistant Professor of Finance
Greg Richey,
Assistant Professor of Teaching in Finance
Nanpeng Yu,
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Marko Princevac,
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Tae Hwy Lee,
Professor of Economics

2015–16


Positions hired: 1

2016–17


Positions hired: TBA

2017–18


Positions available: 2
Assistant Professor
Associate/Full Professor

Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation Management

Goal: Supply chain and logistics activities relate to the acquisition and utilization of resources, the distribution of goods and services, and production processes. They are at the core of many business operations in Southern California. SCLTM has become increasingly important as globalization, outsourcing, and improvements in information technology have led to more effective supply networks. The SCLTM cluster hire will leverage the academic reputation of the Operation and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) area in the School of Business Administration (SoBA), as well as that of the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), and create interdisciplinary research relationships between OCSM, SoBA and BCOE.

Chair: Mohsen El Hafsi, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Committee members:
Subramanian Balachander, Professor, Marketing, Albert O. Steffey Chair
Jiasi Chen, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Long Gao, Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management
Elodie Goodman, Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Adem Orsdemir, Assistant Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Ashish Sood, Assistant Professor, Marketing
Qingfang Wang, Associate Professor, Public Policy
Charles Zhang, Assistant Professor, Marketing

2015–16


Positions hired: 0

2016–17


Positions hired: TBA

2017–18


Positions Available: 1

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