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Active Searches


During the 2016–17 academic year, we are pursuing 57 hires in 24 clusters across all seven of UCR's colleges and schools.

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:

  • Peter Atkinson (College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences)
  • Shaun Bowler (College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences)
  • Karthick Ramakrishnan (School of Public Policy)
  • Chinya Ravishankar (Bourns College of Engineering)
  • Seema Tiwari-Woodruff (School of Medicine)
  • Keith Widaman (Graduate School of Education)
  • Rami Zwick (School of Business Administration)

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

Basic and Applied Pollination Research

Goal: In accordance with its dedication to the study of basic and applied pollination, UC Riverside is pursuing a cluster hire to examine various aspects of pollinator and pollination biology. 35% percent of the world’s food and ~87% of flowering plants require pollinators for their reproduction, and bees provide the vast majority of these ecosystem services. Maintaining agricultural productivity and natural plant communities will require enhanced knowledge of the pollination interactions in these systems, and solutions to health and management problems facing pollinators. This cluster hire currently seeks collaborative biologists examining issues related to (1) bee health, (2) pollinator and plant interaction networks and (3) evolutionary ecology of pollination mutualisms from the plant perspective, and will search for a resource economist in the next year.

2015–16


Positions hired: 3


2016–17


Positions available: We do not anticipate additional hires in this cluster at this time.

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: Ariel Dinar, Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy

2015–16


Positions hired: 1


2016–17


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

Food, Guts, Bugs, Brains, and Behavior

Goal: UCR has considerable strength in gut and brain research and an emerging strength in microbiology and host-pathogen interactions. This cluster of four new positions will build on that strength and expand it into one of the fastest-growing areas of biomedical research – the microbiome with an emphasis on the gut-brain axis. Two new faculty in Gut Microbiology will focus on the impact of gut bacteria on gut-nervous system interactions, including behavior. Potential home departments will be in CNAS, SOM or BCOE. Two new faculty in Molecular & Integrative Physiology will focus on the effect of diet on metabolism, brain function and behavior, including the impact on the enteric nervous system, and the microbiota, with a special emphasis on signaling between the gut, brain and peripheral tissues. Potential home departments will be in CNAS, SOM, or CHASS. The cluster hires will work in teams with existing faculty to position UCR to address the issue of how food and gut microbiota can affect our health, disease, and behavior.

Chair: Frances Sladek, Professor of Cell Biology & Toxicologist

Committee members:
Margarita Curras-Collazo
, Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Ansel Hsiao, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Wenxiu Ma, Assistant Professor of Statistics
Declan McCole, Associate Professor, Division of Biomedical Sciences  
Nicholas DiPatrizio, Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Sciences
Kelly Huffman, Associate Professor of Psychology
Kaustabh Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

2015–16


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


2016–17


Positions available: 1
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate/Full Professor

Insect Vectored Diseases & Mosquito Ecology

Goal: UCR seeks to hire four highly motivated and talented faculty to synergize existing strengths in fundamental and applied aspects of disease vector research. This cluster focuses on insect-vectored diseases and mosquito ecology with four positions to be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank over the next two years. We seek collaborative scientists examining issues related to (1) human pathogen-insect vector interactions (Assistant rank), (2) mosquito ecology/evolution (Assistant rank), (3) infection and immunity in a mammalian system against vector-borne diseases (Assistant or Associate rank) and (4) bioinformatics and computational biology of human vector-borne diseases and their insect hosts (Assistant rank). Potential home departments will be in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences or the School of Medicine. The Center for Disease Vector Research and the School of Medicine at UCR include faculty utilizing interdisciplinary approaches to study vectors and their associated pathogens, and to ameliorate suffering from diseases caused by insect-vectored pathogens. 

Chair: William Walton, Professor of Entomology

Committee members:
Omar Akbari, Assistant Professor, Entomology
Sarjeet Gill, Distinguished Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Alexander Raikhel, Distinguished Professor of Entomology
Anandasankar Ray, Associate Professor, Entomology
Christiane Weirauch, Professor, Entomology
Emre Aksoy, Graduate Student, Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics
Eamonn Keogh, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Monica Carson, Professor of Biomedical Sciences

2015–16


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


2016–17


Positions available: 2
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor

Translational Plant Sciences

Goal: The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the Bourns College of Engineering seek five junior and senior faculty to build on existing strengths in plant biology and engineering to foster the translation of basic research to applications in agriculture and biotechnology, with the goal of enhancing global food and fuel security, benefiting human health, and training the scientific workforce of the 21st century. Ideal candidates will be experts in plant science, biochemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or other field of translational science. Targeted areas include agricultural genomics, synthetic biology, systems biology, biological engineering, sensor technology, and bioprocessing. These new faculty will participate in educational initiatives that prepare students for careers in the biotechnology sector.

Chair: Julia Bailey-Serres, Director, Center for Plant Cell Biology; Professor of Genetics

2015–16


Positions hired: 2


2016–17


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

Next Generation Technologies: New Materials, Phenomena and Devices

Autonomous and Intelligent Embedded Systems

Goal: Improvements in the fields of sensing, electronics, embedded computing, communication and actuation have approached a point where it is now possible to envision embedded systems that are powerful enough and small enough to endow both miniature devices and larger-scale systems with almost human-like intelligence and autonomous behavior capabilities. To truly endow machines with autonomy, they must be able to develop and maintain detailed and meaningful models of their own state and of the environment around them. This requires great leaps in the state of the art of perception and reasoning algorithms; modeling and understanding the dynamics of large-scale systems, with potentially millions of relevant parameters; as well as powerful embedded platforms suitable for real-time solutions. This cluster plans to leverage upon existing expertise and facilitate the development of larger-scale research synergies to enable this vision. Areas of primary interest include: robotics, autonomy, and computer vision; planning, decision-making, and machine learning; and embedded, networked, and real-time systems.

2015–16


Positions hired: 3


2016–17


Positions available: We do not anticipate additional hires in this cluster at this time.

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 available: 3
Recruitment Information:
Job Advertisement

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
Peter Greaney, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Vivek Aji, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Kirill Shtengel, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Elaine Haberer, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alexander Balandin, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mihri Ozkan, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

2015–16


Positions hired: 2


2016–17


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

Phonon/Magnon Engineered Materials and Devices

 

2015–16


Positions hired: 3


2016–17


Positions available: We do not anticipate additional hires in this cluster at this time.

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

Genome Stability and Human Health

Goal: The University of California Riverside seeks one senior and three junior hires in Genome Stability and Human Health to build upon its strengths in genomics, bioinformatics, epigenetics, structural biology, bioanalytical chemistry, and mammalian neuroscience. The significance and role of genome instability in cancer, aging, and the correct functioning of the nervous and immune systems is a vibrant and expanding area of investigation that will lead to translational outcomes from basic research thereby benefiting human health and society in the 21st century. The four appointees in the Genome Stability and Human Health cluster will participate in the research and educational mission of the university and advance its biomedical and life science portfolio.

Chair: Peter Atkinson, Professor of Entomology

2015–16


Positions hired: 1


2016–17


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

Human Neuroimaging

Goal: UCR has recently made a major commitment to establish a Human Brain Imaging Center, in order to establish UCR as a leader in research on human neuroscience and imaging technologies. This Center will serve as a campus wide resource for conducting innovative research in neuroscience, the social sciences, medicine, bioengineering, materials science, electrical engineering, education and the physical sciences. Important first steps have already been taken, including the purchase of a 3T MRI scanner to enable cutting edge research into structural and functional networks of the human brain, and completing a search for a Director. The cluster hires will focus on two general themes. The first theme concerns expertise in neuroimaging research focused on understanding the mechanisms in the human brain involved in social, developmental and cognitive neuroscience. The second theme concerns expertise in research focused on advancing human neuroimaging technology including MR Physics/Engineering and imaging data processing and analysis.

Chair: Hyle Park, Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Committee members:
TBA

2015–16


Positions hired: 3


2016–17


Positions available: 2
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate or Full Professor

An Integrated Approach to Improve Aging and Lifespan

Goal: One of today’s greatest challenges is to effectively promote the successful aging of a growing and increasingly diverse population. To address this challenge, we aim to establish a comprehensive program to investigate the public policy, social, behavioral, environmental, and biological determinants of health and wellbeing as they relate to the needs of older adults. This search seeks faculty with demonstrated ability or potential for multidisciplinary, collaborative research programs that address health and wellbeing in aging. Together with existing UCR faculty, new hires will establish a team who investigate mechanisms underlying aging processes at the molecular, cellular, individual, and community level.

Chair: TBA

Committee members:
TBA

2015–16


Positions hired: 0


2016–17


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

Metabolomics

Chair:TBA

Committee members:
TBA

2015–16


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


2016–17


Positions available: 0
Recruitment Information: TBA

Methodology Core for Community Translational Health

Goal: Improving population health and addressing health inequalities requires creatively designed and rigorously evaluated approaches that diffuse health-beneficial knowledge, change health-relevant behaviors, and foster contextual conditions (work, housing, water systems) that allow healthy lives and produce healthy communities. The Community Translational Health cluster at UCR responds to this critical need by creating an interdisciplinary group of statisticians, health professionals and social scientists to collaboratively address what would otherwise be intractable health-related research problems. Successful applicants will join existing faculty to build teams that cut across departments and schools to tackle critical research problems in population health.

Chair: Bruce Link, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy

Committee members:

2015–16

Greer Sullivan, Director, Center for Healthy Communities, School of Medicine
Benjamin G. Bishin, Professor of Political Science
Kate Sweeny, Associate Professor, Psychology
Augustine Kposowa, Professor of Sociology
Cecilia Ayón, Associate Professor of Public Policy

Positions hired: 3


2016–17


Positions available: 2
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate or Full Professor

Modeling of Complex Bio-Systems

Chair: Mark Alber, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

Committee members:
Yulong Xing, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Bir Bhanu, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Xinping Cui, Professor of Statistics
Bai-Lian (Larry) Li, Professor of Ecology
Zhenbiao Yang, Professor of Cell Biology

2015–16


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


2016–17


Positions available: 2
Recruitment Information:
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Tenured Associate Professor

The Malleable Nervous System: From Molecule to Circuit To Behavior

Goal: In a major Neuroscience initiative, we seek to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty members as part of a cross campus, multi-disciplinary effort to study the malleable nervous system (from development, to function, to developmental disabilities, to aging, degeneration and repair). We seek researchers that collectively span multi-disciplinary levels of investigation (molecular mechanisms, circuit analysis, complex behaviors, neurodevelopmental disorders) using the state-of-art techniques (molecular, optogenetics, behavioral, educational, computational, imaging, EEG, genetic and research of clinical populations) applied to experimental model systems of health, injury and disease (invertebrate, vertebrate or human systems). Our goal is to assemble a team of collaborative individuals with an outstanding record, committed to excellence in research, that complement existing campus strengths. Particular strengths on the campus pertinent to this recruitment include sensory processing, neurodevelopmental (autism spectrum disorder, fragile X) neurodegenerative disorders, glial-neuronal interactions, cognitive neurotherapeutics, functional imaging, assessment and interventions of clinical populations, child development, circuits, neurobiology and endocrinology of behavior.

Chair: Byron Ford, Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Committee members:
Martin Garcia-Castro, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Khaleel A. Razak, Associate Professor of Psychology
Michael Adams, Professor of Entomology and Neuroscience
Jan Blacher, Professor, Graduate School of Education
Monica Carson, Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Todd Fiacco, Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
B. Hyle Park, Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Martin Riccomagno, Assistant Professor Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Aaron Seitz, Professor, Psychology
Elizabeth Morrison-Banks, Clinical Professor, Health Sciences

2015–16


Positions hired: 6


2016–17


Positions available: 2
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor

Pathophysiology and Systems Biology of Host-Microbe Interactions

Chair: Karine LeRoch, Professor of Cell Biology

Committee members:

2015–16


Positions hired: 1


2016–17


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

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 R. Cocker
, Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Meera G. Nair, Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Sciences
Juliann E. Allison, Associate Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Public Policy
Emma L. Aronson, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Brandon Brown, Assistant Professor, Social Medicine and Population Health, Center for Healthy Communities School of Medicine
Dana Simmons, Associate Professor, History
Ted Garland, Professor of Biology
Christian Lytle, Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences

2015–16


Positions hired: 1


2016–17


Positions available: 4
Recruitment Information:
Job Advertisement

Environmental Toxicology

 

Chair: Yinsheng Wang, Professor of Chemistry

2015–16


Positions hired: 2


2016–17


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

Multiphase Atmospheric Chemical Transformations

 

Chair: Jingsong Zhang, Professor of Chemistry

Committee members:
TBA

2015–16


Positions hired: 1


2016–17


Positions available: 2
Recruitment Information: TBA

Revitalizing Communities: Impact in Education and Social Policy

African American Disparities: Axes of Disempowerment

Chair: Carolyn B. Murray, Professor of Psychology

Committee members:
Eddie Comeaux, Associate Professor of Education
Kendrick A. Davis, Director of Medical Education, Research and Evaluation
Augustine Kposowa, Professor of Sociology
Bruce G. Link, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
Yolanda Moses, Professor of Anthropology
Elaine Wong, Associate Professor of Management

2015–16


Positions hired: 1


2016–17


Positions available: 4
Recruitment Information: TBA

Indigenous Studies

Goal: CHASS has an extraordinarily robust tradition of research on and with Indigenous communities. The Indigenous Studies cluster will strengthen and enlarge the UCR’s significant reputation as a leader in this historically critical and increasingly important field. To continue this record of intellectually and creatively engaged research and practice, this cluster will recruit innovative and exciting scholars working in two broad fields: contemporary Indigenous arts and knowledges and global Indigenous medicine, health and the environment.

2015–16


Positions hired: 5


2016–17


Positions available: We do not anticipate additional hires in this cluster at this time.

Greater Mexico and U.S. Latinx Perspectives

Chair: Jonathan Ritter, Associate Professor of Music

Committee members:
Claudia Muñoz, Health Science Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology
Devra Weber, Associate Professor of History
Francisco Pedraza, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Alessandro Fornazzari, Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies
Jennifer R. Nájera, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
Robb Hernandez, Assistant Professor, English
Louie Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education

2015–16


Positions hired: 0


2016–17


Positions available: 4
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate or Full Professor

Race, Immigration, and Integration: Empirical and Applied Approaches

Goal: For many years, UCR has shown considerable strength as a university that effectively serves students from diverse racial backgrounds. The university is also strong in faculty research on race and immigration in the humanities and arts. There is an emergent set of strengths in empirical/applied research on race and immigrant integration, with notable progress in grant activity, graduate and undergraduate training, and public outreach. This cluster aims to bolster this emerging strength in social science research related to “Race, Immigration, and Integration: Empirical and Applied Approaches.” The placement of each successful candidate may be in the Graduate School of Education, the School of Public Policy, the School of Medicine, or in the departments of Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, or Sociology, depending on the preferences of the candidate and the host departments. Topical areas of focus in this cluster search include: 1) social movement and political power, 2) educational opportunities across the K-16 education pipeline with a focus on racialization, including its intersections with class, gender, sexuality, and immigration status, 3) Media and its relationship to social attitudes, civic engagement, and community formation; and 4) demography and public health.

2015–16


Positions hired: 5


2016–17


Positions available: We do not anticipate additional hires in this cluster at this time.

STEM Teaching and Learning

Goal: This search seeks faculty with research programs addressing how students learn, targeting (pre)k-20, with focus on assessment and enhancement of STEM education in different settings and across diverse groups. Housed in Graduate School of Education, faculty are encouraged to collaborate with other academic units throughout the University. Example research areas of interest include (1) How people learn in STEM disciplines, (2) Relationships between instructional practices and learning among diverse groups of students, (3) Student interest, participation, and persistence in STEM fields, and (4) Technologies that promote learning and evaluation of “big data” these technologies can collect.

Chair: Richard Cardullo, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; Professor of Biology

Committee members:
Marsha Ing, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
Robert Ream
, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
Celeste Pilegard
, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
Nancy Butler Wolf,
Supervisor of Teacher Education, Graduate School of Education
Jack Eichler
, Associate Teaching Professor, Chemistry
David Weisbart,
Assistant Professor of Teaching, Math
Thomas Stahovich
, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Aaron Seitz
, Professor, Department of Psychology

2015–16


Positions hired: 1


2016–17


Positions available: 4
Recruitment Information:
Teaching and Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Assistant Professor
Teaching and Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Associate or Full Professor

New Voices and Visions: The Global Studio of the Creative and Performing Arts

Critical Dance Studies and Experimental Choreography

Goal: As part of UCR’s cluster hiring initiative, the Dance Department has been allocated hires in both critical dance studies and choreography. This year’s hire will be in critical dance studies. The UCR Department of Dance offers a B.A. in Dance, an M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography, and a Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies. These innovative programs influence the fields of Dance and Dance Studies internationally, and their coexistence in a single department has established a model for connecting the theorization of dance and the making of dances without blurring the lines between them. Poised at an exciting place of expansion and renewal, the Dance Department seeks to continue its record of leadership by cultivating interdisciplinary and discipline-specific approaches to the study of dance and by productively destabilizing the field of contemporary choreography. 

Chair: Imani Johnson, Assistant Professor of Dance

Committee members:
Jacqueline Shea Murphy, Associate Professor of Dance
Anthea Kraut, Associate Professor of Dance
Joel Smith, Associate Professor of Dance
Luis Lara Malvacias, Assistant Professor of Dance
Joel Smith, Associate Professor of Dance
Jose Reynoso, Assistant Professor of Dance
Linda Tomko, Associate Professor of Dance

2015–16


Positions hired: 1


2016–17


Positions available: 1
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor of Critical Dance Studies

Global Arts

Goal: The Global Arts cluster will further energize UCR’s already considerable reputation as a vibrant community of artists and scholars whose work is global in both the sense of its international reach and its cross-disciplinary scope. We will recruit individuals engaging with creative artistic practices and scholarship on the arts either on their own or in active partnership with artists, as a means of supporting intellectually productive globally engaged research. A performance maker, a border-crossing sound composer, a writer of Global Public memory and an aesthetician engaged in artistic practice will contribute to shaping sophisticated learning environments and advance knowledge.

Chair: Paulo Chagas, Professor of Music

Committee members:
Jacqueline Shea Murphy, Associate Professor, Dance
Anthonia Kalu, Professor, Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages
Bella Merlin, Professor, Acting
James Tobias, Associate Professor, English
Patricia Morton, Associate Professor, Art History
Judith Rodenbeck, Associate Professor, Media and Cultural Studies

2015–16


Positions hired: 0


2016–17


Positions available: 4
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Associate or Full Professor (tenured)

Innovation Incubator

Business Analytics Research

 

Chair: Subramanian Balachander, Professor of Marketing and Albert O. Steffey Chair

Committee members:
Barry Mishra, Professor of Accounting
Evangelos Christidis
, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Peter Chung
, Professor of Finance
Mohsen El Hafsi
, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
James Flegal
, Associate Professor, Statistics
Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera
, Professor of Economics
Hyun Hong
, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Ashish Sood
, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Elaine Wong
, Associate Professor of Management
Jerayr Haleblian
, Professor of Management

2015–16


Positions hired: 1


2016–17


Positions available: 2
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate/Full Professor

Center of Excellence in Cyber-Security at UCR

Goal: The University of California, Riverside is committed to developing a cluster in cyber-security. This focused hiring is part of the strategic plan of the UCR campus, which has identified cyber-security as a strategic growth area. The goal is to establish a cyber-security Center of Excellence. The center will leverage the current faculty and existing multi-million dollar grants across multiple disciplines and departments from Engineering, and Sciences. The vision of the center is to usher a new generation of computing, mobile, and embedded systems where security and privacy are built into the design and implementation from the beginning. The cluster will be based on deep technical research but also explore its effect to and interaction with public policy, social sciences and medical applications.

Chair: K. K. Ramakrishnan, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

Committee members:
Jiasi Chen, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera, Professor, Economics
Steven Clark, Professor, Psychology
Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stefano Lonardi, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

2015–16


Positions hired: 2


2016–17


Positions available: 1
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate/Full Professor

Design-Based Statistical Inference for Social Science and Policy Evaluation

Goal: Our focus is on statistical methods to identify the causal effects of interventions on social, educational, health, political, and economic processes and outcomes, locally, nationally, or internationally. These methods might rely on planned randomized control trials in the field or on natural experiments that can assess the causal impact of interventions using observational data. Successful candidates might make theoretical and methodological contributions to causal inference, develop novel experimental designs (such as adaptive or non-adaptive designs for identifying causal mechanisms), or conduct Bayesian meta-analysis, program evaluation, applied econometrics, or political methodology. Successful candidates also will show an interest or demonstrated capacity to work across traditional disciplines and an ability or established record to attract extramural funds.

Chair: David Brady, Professor of Public Policy

Committee members:
Jennifer Merolla, Professor, Political Science
Bob Kaestner, Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Michael Bates, Assistant Professor of Economics
Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera, Professor of Economics
Subir Ghosh, Professor of Statistics
Shujie Ma, Assistant Professor of Statistics
Soojin Park, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

2015–16


Positions hired: 2

2016–17


Positions available: 2
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate or Full Professor

Experimental Business Research

Goal: The Experimental Business Research cluster seeks to leverage our growing global academic reputation in experimental-based business research to promote the use of experimental methods to study an array of business and policy issues spanning the entire business domain (including accounting, economics, finance, information systems, marketing, management, and operation and supply-chain management), expand experimental methodologies through research and teaching, and apply these methodologies to solve practical problems faced by firms, corporations, and governmental agencies.

Chair: Thomas Kramer, Associate Professor of Marketing

Committee members:
Michael Haselhuhn, Assistant Professor of Management
Hyun (Shana) Hung, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Boris Maciejovsky, Associate Professor of Management
Adem Orsdemir, Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Marlo Raveendran, Assistant Professor of Management
Richard Smith, Professor of Finance
Kate Sweeny, Associate Professor of Psychology
Thomas Sy, Associate Professor of Psychology
Rami Zwick, Professor of Marketing and Senior Associate Dean

2015–16


Positions hired: 0


2016–17


Positions available: 3
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate/Full Professor

Spatial Research

Goal: Our goal is to create a world-class consortium of spatial researchers who are advancing both spatial informatics and applications to grand challenges in science, engineering, and the humanities. The ubiquitous use of mobile technology has led to an abundance of location-based services that can track users anywhere, providing large spatio-temporal datasets. Spatial databases, for example digitizing efforts in the humanities and daily generation of global vegetation maps, are enabling new kinds of thinking about human and natural variation. Opportunities for interpreting and understanding spatial data are revolutionizing our ability to understand these massive and complex data with new interface systems and visualization platforms. Developing improved spatial research tools is itself a growing area of science, technology, and cultural endeavor. Due to its complexity and ever increasing size, the management of such large spatial datasets poses new and challenging issues. Spatial research is essential for addressing many grand challenges facing society and crosses nearly all the disciplinary boundaries within academe.

Chair: Darrel Jenerette, Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology

Committee members:
James Flegal, Associate Professor, Statistics
Juliann Allison
, Associate Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Nanpeng Yu, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vassilis Tsotras, Professor, Computer Science
Janet Reyes, Geospatial Information Librarian
Serge Rey, Professor, School of Public Policy

2015–16


Positions hired: 1


2016–17


Positions available: 1
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor
Associate or 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: Elodie Goodman, Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Committee members:
Jean Helwege, Professor of Finance
Matt Barth, Professor of Engineering
Long Gao, Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Mohsen El Hafsi, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Tao Jiang, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Barry Mishra, Professor of Accounting
Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Adem Orsdemir, Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Ashish Sood, Assistant Professor of Marketing

2015–16


Positions hired: 0


2016–17


Positions available: 4
Recruitment Information:
Associate/Full Professor

The UCR Data Science Center

The University of California, Riverside has identified Data Science as a strategically important area of focus and growth. This commitment led to the creation of the UCR Data Science Center whose goal is to: (1) establish UCR as a prominent playerin Data Science research; (2) enable new research collaborationsamong faculty across UCR colleges working with big data; (3) open up new opportunities for external funding and collaborations with industry,and (4) educate our students with the knowledge needed to excel in this new and demanding field. The cluster hires will enhance UCR’s research strengths in Data Science and will have potential home departments in the sciences and/or engineering. Candidates are expected to foster research collaborations with existing faculty across academic departments working on Data Science related topics (including astronomy, biological sciences, computational biology, environmental sciences, physics, precision agriculture, etc.).

Chair: Vassilis Tsotras, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Committee members:
Laura Sales, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Bahram Mobasher, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Thomas Girke, Associate Professor of Bioinformatics
Christian R. Shelton, Professor, Computer Science
Wenxiu Ma, Assistant Professor, Statistics
James Flegal, Associate Professor, Statistics
Gabriela Canalizo, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Chia-en Chang, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Bioinformatics
Maurizio Pellecchia, Professor of Biomedical Sciences

2015–16


Positions hired: 2


2016–17


Positions available: 3
Recruitment Information:
Assistant Professor in Statistical Approaches to Big Data
Associate or Full in Statistical Approaches to Big Data

Assistant Professor in Big Data in Astronomy

Associate or Full Professor in Big Data in Astronomy

Assistant Professor in Genome Data Science
Associate or Full Professor in Genome Data Science

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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