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Professor of Biomedical Engineering - UOD1445

University of Dundee
Dundee City (GB)
£66,857 (starting salary)

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The School of Science & Engineering (SSEN) at the University of Dundee delivers research and education across a range of STEM disciplines. Our mission is to be globally renowned for the development of innovation and technology that will deliver a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable future.

Biomedical Engineering is committed to delivering the next generation of medical diagnostic and treatment technologies and protocols. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees including co-delivery of a large Joint Educational Programme in Biomedical Engineering with North-Eastern University, China.

Research in Biomedical Engineering is focussed through the Centre for Medical Engineering & Technology (CMET). CMET is a joint initiative between the Schools of Science & Engineering, and Medicine. It brings together anatomists, clinicians, engineers, physicists, and surgeons to develop world-leading research and knowledge exchange.

The Professor of Biomedical Engineering will be a key appointment for the School, providing strategic leadership for the discipline. This Chair will take the role of Head of Discipline (three years in the first instance). They will be expected to further strengthen and expand collaboration between Biomedical Engineering and key clinical partners in NHS Tayside and in the School of Medicine. Heads of Discipline in SSEN work alongside the School Executive Group to form the Senior Management Group for the School.

Your priorities will include:

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to solidify Biomedical Engineering as a leader for stakeholderoriented education, research, and knowledge exchange

  • Nurture a student and staff community in which people can thrive, and innovation and excellence can flourish

  • Develop existing and foster new relationships with national and international partners

  • Deliver an outstanding contribution to research activities at the highest level

Who we're looking for:

  • An outstanding track record in research including successful PhD supervision, impactful research outputs of internationally excellent quality, and significant external funding

  • Evidence of the successful leadership and organisation of learning and teaching activities across a programme that provides students with integrated, translational learning experiences

  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively with others including clinicians with a track record of senior leadership across discipline boundaries

University of Dundee is one of the UK's leading universities, internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Our purpose is to transform lives, locally and globally, which we do as a community of staff and students working together.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Fordyce Davidson,

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for staff and undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter ,and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.


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