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Assistant/Associate Professor

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Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate upon experience

Work Schedule:

varies as needed

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering UNC/NCSU

About the Department:

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department is a unique program that bridges the School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and the College of Engineering at NC State University. Furthermore, the resources of the UNC-NC State Rehabilitation Engineering Core (, Human Movement Science Program at UNC (, NSF ERC ASSIST Center at NC State, and NC State College of Veterinary Medicine provide powerful opportunities for Rehabilitation Engineering faculty to develop multidisciplinary and translational collaborations.

Our mission is to improve human quality of life, personal and work environments, and rehabilitation products and processes through careful study, analysis, research, and design of innovative technologies to benefit the people of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Essential Job Duties:

This position is for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in all areas related to Biomedical Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering is a supportive and highly collaborative environment. Our mission is to improve human quality of life through careful study, analysis, research, and design of innovative technologies to benefit the people of North Carolina and others whom we serve.

We seek outstanding candidates conducting research in any area of Biomedical Engineering, especially those that complement the department’s current strengths in Biomedical Microdevices, Rehabilitation Engineering, Biomedical Imaging, Pharmacoengineering, and Regenerative Medicine.

Successful candidates will have already established a highly competitive independent research program or will have demonstrated the clear potential to do so. Candidates must exhibit strong capacity for interdisciplinary collaboration with engineering faculty, basic science researchers, and/or clinical investigators. Candidates whose research demonstrates a clear pathway to commercialization and/or translation in human clinical populations will be viewed favorably.

The successful candidate will have a primary appointment at NC State University, with tenure home in the College of Engineering, and will have access to resources at both UNC-CH and NC State. The candidate’s laboratory will be in BME’s home in Engineering Building 3 on NC State’s Centennial Campus, housed in the center of the College of Engineering.

Other Responsibilities:

Candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate student education, likely teaching classes in areas of pharmacoengineering. Successful candidates are expected to establish active externally funded research programs and to achieve excellence in teaching and training at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related areas, and have a track-record of excellence in scholarly activity since degree completion.
Scholarly activity is considered to include publishing research outcomes in refereed manuscripts, presenting research outcomes at scientific symposia, securing competitive funding to support research, obtaining patents to protect intellectual property, and leading fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to academic and research excellence.
  • Successful applicants will have already established a highly competitive independent research program, or will otherwise possess the clear potential to do so.
  • The candidate must have the ability to collaborate with basic researchers and/or clinical investigators.
  • Candidates should possess excellent teaching skills and an ability to attract external funding for and conduct research programs supportive of the Department’s thrust areas.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills are required

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of excellence in teaching, mentoring, communication, and advising trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels is desired, as are leadership skills that support a strong interdisciplinary research program. Candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate student education and may teach classes in any area of biomedical engineering related to the expertise of the individual.

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 a cover letter, CV, contact information for professional references, research statement, and teaching 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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