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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Engineering - Department of Radiology

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
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Jul 17, 2021

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The Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of magnetic resonance imaging technology development, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2021 or thereafter.  The position will be within the School of Medicine at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.  Rank will be commensurate with experience, funding history and publication record. 

Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio.  The site of the famous Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment, the university is associated with 16 Nobel laureates.  The Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals was formally established in 1946 and has a tradition of leadership in providing patients with state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging examinations interpreted and performed by world-class, board-certified radiologists. This extends to educational programs for residents, fellows and medical students who continue to be an integral part of our department. 

The Department of Radiology has a history rich in research, collaboration, and innovation. This tradition continues with Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals forming the Case Center for Imaging Research (CCIR) (, fostering an interdisciplinary team whose experts are focused on the continuous development of new and evolving research in radiology. The faculty participating in CCIR are made up of faculty from radiology (70%) as well as several other basic science and engineering departments. The Department of Radiology is comprised of nine divisions with research interests including for example the development of new imaging tracers, the acquisition of new MRI sequences, novel methods for PET/MRI and digital PET/CT, Spectral-CT, dual X-ray, and others. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center’s Department of Radiology is involved in numerous internal studies, industry-sponsored trials, and NIH-supported grants. The Department of Radiology is committed to upholding the tradition of research excellence. The driving force behind everything we do is simply to provide patients with the best diagnostic and therapeutic medical care possible.

We seek outstanding candidates to establish or continue an internationally-recognized, competitively-funded individual research program in magnetic resonance imaging AND who have a strong vision for future research within our rich MRI community. This faculty member will also have the potential to lead the imaging collaborations in neuroimaging and/or between the Department of Radiology and the Division of Cardiology at University Hospitals. The research areas of interest include, but are not exclusive to: 

  • rapid MRI acquisition, especially those involving real-time acquisition and visualization 
  • quantitative MRI, including magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) acquisition development, and 
  • high resolution MRI acquisition and reconstruction, especially those with integrated motion compensation or correction.

Clinical translation is a major goal of our program, so previous experience working in the clinical application areas of cardiac imaging and/or neuroimaging is strongly preferred. The MRI community at Case Western Reserve University is highly collaborative, and thus a demonstrated background in team science is preferred. The candidate is expected to take advantage of the strong corporate imaging research relationships and the world class Case Center for Imaging Research. A key feature of the MRI group is the 35-year long collaboration with Siemens on MRI technology development and translation. A doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related Science/Engineering field is required.  The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the graduate training mission of the department, to contribute to diversity and inclusion, and to engage in departmental, institutional and professional service activities. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on (1) research accomplishments and plans and (2) teaching and mentoring plans, (3) copies of three representative journal papers, and (4) the names and contact information of at least four professional referees. Please send these documents electronically in one PDF file to [email protected] Any questions can be sent to this same email. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Applicants are also asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. 

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity and advancing an inclusive community in which everyone is welcome, respected, valued and heard. Along with colleagues across the university, our faculty, staff and students are engaged in continued and meaningful dialogue about issues of systemic racism, and we are determined to implement direct measures to end discriminatory practices on our campus and enhance our contributions to the communities around us.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

As our society grapples with the history, legacy and persistence of entrenched racism and its impact on communities of color, we reaffirm our mission to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups; provide a multifaceted education for our students; foster a culture of diversity, pluralism and recognition of individual difference; and realize our ideals within the university and in the larger world.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Working at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in educationresearch, service and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland's University Circle, we offer nationally recognized programs in the arts and sciencesdental medicineengineeringlawmanagementmedicinenursing and social sciences.

Student enrollment exceeds 9,800 students, forty percent of whom are undergraduatesFacultyand students hail from more than 90 countries, with academic interests that reach every region of the world. Case Western Reserve, with the support of individuals, corporations and foundations, aids nearly 100 designated research centers.

As a service-oriented institution dedicated to civic leadership, Case Western Reserve seeks individually and collectively to prepare our students to improve the human condition and to direct the benefits of discovery toward a better society. This effort is not limited to the university's classrooms, laboratories, librariesresidence halls and athletic fields, but includes partnerships with many other institutions. We build these partnerships believing that our ability to improve the human condition should begin in our own community.

Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top-ranked school among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Ohio institution ranked in the top 50 nationally. We promote a culture of inquiry marked by rigor, creativity, curiosity, innovation, respect, sensitivity and open communication of ideas.

The university supports interdisciplinary partnerships in education and research with numerous faculty holding joint appointments in more than one Case Western Reserve school or department, as well as at neighboring institutions. These relationships launched many of the unique pairings of science, business and liberal arts into the centers and programs that enhance the undergraduate and graduate experience at the university. Our dual degree programs enrich the educational experience for those students who choose to balance the technical requirements of engineering or the sciences with a strong interest in the humanities.

With more than $375 million in research funding annually, the university attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students along with renowned faculty whose research has made significant contributions to the way we live and work. Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates among our alumni and current and former faculty, including the first American scientist to ever receive the prize.

Our students' experiences in cultural institutions, clinics, social service agencies and industry are not viewed as “extra-curricular,” but create the learning experience that defines a Case Western Reserve education. The university's service programs in the Cleveland Municipal School District have impacted more than 145,000 students with more than 43 signature programs. The university has launched more than 580 community partnerships on the local, national and international levels. Annually the university sponsors Case for Community Day, an event where hundreds of Case Western Reserve employees and students lend their time and talent to targeted community development projects in the Greater Cleveland area.

Our alumni number more than 110,000 and constitute a “who's who” of every profession. Alumni represent one of the university's strongest resources, playing a vital role in campus life through their work as advisors, mentors, friends and advocates.

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