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Open rank, tenure-ineligible faculty position in Biomedical Engineering

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks a Director of the Masters of Engineering (ME) Program in Biomedical Engineering to prepare students for careers as leaders in biomedical industries. The ME Program takes advantage of the BME Department’s unique position within both the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science and the UVA School of Medicine by offering students interdisciplinary training experiences and clinical immersion experiences, as they work in teams to solve real-world medical problems

Duties will include:

  • overseeing and running the program, curriculum, and courses,
  • advertising the program to prospective students and recruiting students to the program,
  • teaching courses in both the ME Program curriculum and in the undergraduate curriculum,
  • networking and interacting with clinical faculty to identify and manage student engineering design projects,
  • mentoring student design project teams,
  • advising and mentoring students as they progress through ME Program,
  • assisting students with finding post-graduation employment,
  • serving on the BME Graduate Program Committee,
  • serving as the principal liaison between the ME Program and school-level and university-level leadership,
  • representing the BME Department as the ME Program liaison with external entities and partners, and
  • other duties may be assigned, as needed.

Compensation for this full-time academic general faculty (AGF) position in the School of Engineering and Applied Science is contingent upon experience. This position will have renewable three-year contracts, with future contract renewal decisions being dependent on the robustness and sustainability of the ME program, as evidenced by, for example, its ability to produce at least 20 graduates per year.


Education:  Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline and a track record of teaching and mentoring biomedical engineers.
Experience: Prior classroom teaching and/or student design project mentoring experience
Licensure:   None required

Application Instructions

Apply via Interfolio with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • List of 3 professional references and their contact information

Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.


In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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