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Lampe Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Engineering

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Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Lampe Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule:

Based on faculty work needs

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering UNC / NCSU

About the Department:

Founded in 2003, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is a unique collaboration between North Carolina’s two flagship universities: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and North Carolina State University (NC State). The Joint Department is a unique partnership that unites two universities with shared graduate and undergraduate programs in a single administrative department with a single chairperson. The nationally ranked UNC Hospitals and School of Medicine at UNC-CH provide an excellent clinical environment for interactions and translation, and the College of Arts and Sciences forms the academic core of the Carolina experience. The College of Engineering at NC State, ranked one of the finest engineering and computer science schools in the world, offers state-of-the-art facilities for students and faculty engaged in vital areas of research and technology transfer.

The Joint Department is on track to realize its ambitious vision of becoming a leader in real-world results and its mission to unite engineering and medicine to improve lives. The Joint Department has grown to encompass 54 primary teaching and research faculty members (including five endowed chairs) and over 600 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students. With more than $25 million in research expenditures, BME students benefit from the robust research portfolios, exceptional education, and vast resources of these world-class public universities. Among biomedical engineering departments, the Joint Department is ranked in the top 15 globally and top 10 domestically (Shanghai Rankings) and in the top 5 by total BME BS Graduates (ASEE). Established in 2010 by Dr. Ross W. Lampe Jr., the endowed Lampe Distinguished Professorship in BME will support the recruitment and one of the Joint Department’s next leaders in biomedical engineering.

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Essential Job Duties:

NC State and UNC seek to recruit a Professor of the Biomedical Engineering Department, who will join BME as a leader in contributing to the academic, scientific, and administrative advancement of the Joint Department. The recruitment of candidates to the Joint Department for this endowed professorship will be at the tenured, full professor level. The successful candidate is expected to bring an internationally recognized research program, a demonstrated ability to attract external funding, and the ability to teach BME courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is envisioned that the Lampe Professor will spearhead multi-disciplinary, multi-department, and/or multi-university initiatives focused on addressing key research challenges in Biomedical Engineering.

The search is for all areas of Biomedical Engineering including, but not limited to: biomedical imaging, biomedical microdevices, pharmacoengineering, regenerative medicine, and rehabilitation engineering.

Other Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must possess a Ph.D., M.D.- Ph.D., or equivalent in Biomedical Engineering or related discipline
  • Demonstrated a commitment to Biomedical Engineering education, outreach, and research.
  • Candidates must have an already established strong research program and an excellent teaching record.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have achieved scholarly accomplishments, credibility, and recognition with a disciplinary background in biomedical engineering or in a field that integrates engineering applications and medicine.
  • The successful candidate will maintain an entrepreneurial, ambitious mindset that spans research and education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Competitive candidates will have credentials consistent with an appointment as Full Professor, including Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D., or recognized equivalent;
  • Candidates must have an already established strong research program and an excellent teaching record;
  • The successful candidate will have achieved scholarly accomplishments, credibility, and recognition with a disciplinary background in biomedical engineering or in a field that integrates engineering
  • applications and medicine.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include as attachments a CV, cover letter, and contact information for at least 3 professional references. Please also include a teaching and research statement.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID:

147501 - Biomedical Program - ENG


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