The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant /associate/full professor level, with an expected start date of August 23, 2014. The BME Department (http://www.bme.uconn.edu/) offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate major as well as doctoral programs in biomedical engineering. The research specialties of particular interest are:
- Biomaterials with emphasis on tissue engineering, biomimetic scaffold fabrication and novel biomaterial design, processing and fabrication for tissue regeneration.
- Biomechanics (experimental or computational methods) with clinical applications.
- Neural engineering with emphasis on brain machine interfaces, neural control systems, neural prosthetics applications, and neural imaging/sensor applications.
- Biomedical imaging and devices with emphasis on imaging hardware and system development for clinical applications such as cancer detection or heart disease detection and diagnosis.
The successful candidate will:
- Develop, sustain, and grow an externally funded research program of excellence in a field of Biomedical Engineering (BME).
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses that meet the curricular needs of our BME department.
- Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
- Provide service and leadership to all units of the University of Connecticut, to external academic and scientific communities, and to the general public.
These are momentous times for UConn Engineering as we welcome unprecedented numbers of incoming, highly qualified students to our undergraduate programs; expand our collaborations with industry partners; nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of our students and faculty; and strategically grow our research expertise in core areas of enormous importance to the nation.
In response to transformative new partnerships with industry and a state-bonded $1.8B investment in STEM infrastructure and education at UConn, the University expects to hire over 500 new faculty in all by 2023. The School of Engineering is accelerating its faculty hiring in strategic areas. For the 2013-14 academic year, UConn Engineering has hired 22 new tenure-track faculty members in Advanced Manufacturing & Materials, Genomics and Biomedical Engineering, and Human Sustainability & Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience.
Key developments driving this growth also include the establishment in 2013 of a $7.5M General Electric Partnership for Advanced Materials, $4.5M Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, $4.8M Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation, $1M/year Center for Hardware Assurance & Security Engineering and an anticipated $10M UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering.
- Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field by the time of the appointment. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
- Research credentials in Biomedical Engineering.
- A background that provides preparation for teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses in BME.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated success in original research, and publication of that work in archival journals.
- Experience with oral presentations at national or international scientific meetings.
- Senior candidates at full professor level should have established significant research programs with a track record of external funding as well as demonstration of a leadership role as the PI of large research grants.
- Research credentials in Biomedical Engineering, with a specialty that is of interest to the BME department and that complements existing faculty expertise.
- Experience as a post-doctoral or industry researcher in a research-competitive environment.
- Exposure to developing research grant applications to federal funding agencies.
- Interest in collaboration with industry.
These are 9-month tenure-track positions with an expected start date of August 23, 2014. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn's regional campuses across the state. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.
Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please upload a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, a three-to-five page research plan, a two-to-three page teaching plan, and the names and contact information of four references. Please choose one area of specialization from Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Neural engineering, and Biomedical imaging and indicate it in your cover letter. Any questions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will start on immediately. Please reference the search number in your application submission.