Assistant or Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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Biomedical Engineering

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Main Campus


1127 E James E Rogers Way , Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 2021. Specific areas of interest include tissue and cellular engineering, integrated biomechanics, soft hybrid systems, synthetic biology, and other areas of biomedical engineering closely connected to biology and physiology. For consideration for the associate professor rank, candidates must present an exceptional fit to the position description.

Applications will be reviewed starting January 11, 2021 and will be accepted until the open position is filled.

As one of the world’s premier public research universities, the University of Arizona is ranked 19th among public universities and 29th overall in research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. Established in 2009, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is the newest engineering department in the College of Engineering and is uniquely positioned within the University of Arizona to carry out interdisciplinary research at the intersection of medicine, science, and engineering. The Department of Biomedical Engineering is closely aligned and geographically adjacent to the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Banner University Medical Center. Details about the BME Department can be found at:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to mentoring students, including those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to an environment that nurtures collaboration among researchers across the College and University. The successful candidate will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In addition to developing a successful research program, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, or other Engineering or Science discipline with an emphasis on basic or translational bioscience.
  • Demonstrated potential to develop, a strong externally funded research program in relevant field.
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching and instructional roles.
  • Candidates for the associate professor rank must have a distinguished record of published research, demonstrate significant impact on the profession, and success at securing funding to support a research program.
  • Selected candidate must provide education credentials during the offer discussions.

Preferred Qualification:

•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Strong record of publications in relevant field.
•Record of a strong, externally-funded research program in relevant
•Experience using a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to respond to the needs of a diverse student body at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Tenure Track (T/TE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


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Contact Information for Candidates:

Professor Arthur Gmitro
Department Head, Biomedical Engineering
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please submit the following FIVE (5) documents:
* 1) Cover Letter
* 2) Curriculum Vitae
* 3) Statement of Research Interests in the 'Additional Document slot'
* 4) Statement of Teaching Interests In the 'Additional Document slot'
* 5) THREE References/Referees' Contact Information (phone and email) in the 'Additional Document slot'

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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