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Senior Faculty Position in Translational Bioimaging Science and Technology- Full Professor

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Applicants should apply by submitting a letter of interest, CV, a description of current and anticipated research directions, teaching and service experience and interests, and names and contact information of at least three references. Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about this opportunity can be directed to Jennifer Barton, PhD, For additional information regarding the application process contact

Position Details

Position Information

Title Senior Faculty Position in Translational Bioimaging Science and Technology- Full Professor
Department BIO5 Institute (9011)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

As part of its continued investment in imaging, The University of Arizona (UA) seeks to hire an accomplished imaging scientist or engineer in translational bioimaging science and technology at the Full Professor level, tenured. The successful applicant may be in a variety of translational bioimaging fields, including but not limited to novel instruments or techniques to identify biomarkers of health and disease, technology and method development to support preclinical and/or clinical intervention research, and efforts that span the translational spectrum from molecular, to small animal, to human basic science and clinical applications, to positively impact human health.

The successful candidate will be characterized by a drive to advance the field of translational bioimaging science and technology, and will have demonstrated intellectual leadership and an inclusive, collaborative spirit of team-building for interdisciplinary research. Furthermore, the successful candidates will be catalytic in building research partnerships between groups of existing UA imaging faculty, external academic and industry imaging partners, and application drivers in bioscience and medicine to create and provide leadership for new programs that translate fundamental imaging science and technology advances to the bedside, field, and marketplace.

The new faculty member will build upon broad strengths in bioimaging spanning the Colleges of Science, Optical Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Technology strengths include molecular and cellular imaging; in vivo biomedical imaging; computational imaging, image informatics; and the engineering of imaging instrumentation, acquisition methods, and analysis techniques complemented with national scale computational infrastructure. UA has a full suite of clinical and pre-clinical imaging instruments including matched 3T research-dedicated and clinical MRI, 7T small animal MRI, clinical and microCT, advanced SPECT and PET instrumentation, high frequency ultrasound, two- and three-photon microscopes and a variety of advanced optical imaging instrumentation. Outstanding application strengths include centers/institutes in cardiovascular, neuroscience, precision medicine, health disparities research, and an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Additionally, UA has broad strengths in astronomy, cameras and sensors, adaptive optics, and optical fabrication/testing facilities from micro-optics to 8 meter diameter mirrors. UA is home to multiple NSF funded national centers for Informatics, Cyberinfrastructure and Data Sciences that develop scalable analytics platforms for image data management and analysis.

Translational bioimaging is fostered by the BIO5 Institute, a University-level institute dedicated to collaborative, interdisciplinary biosciences research and translation. It is anticipated that the hires will have membership in the BIO5 Institute and may hold a leadership position. UA is investing in a Translational Bioimaging Resource spanning a floor of a new building located at the nexus of Main and Health Sciences campuses. This facility will integrate vivarium, microscopy, small animal imaging, and large animal/human research imaging facilities. The building will house imaging laboratories, informatics researchers, and centers of excellence in biosciences/biomedicine.

The new hire will have his/her appointment in a department and college best suited to their specific research area, including but not limited to the Colleges of Engineering, Optical Sciences, or Science, with a cross-appointment in the College of Medicine-Tucson expected. Appointments in multiple units/departments are possible. Opportunities exist for interactions and potential appointments with the Eller College of Management and/or Tech Launch Arizona for the entrepreneurial-minded candidate. The faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Driven by the original BIO5 inspiration of excellence, hundreds of researchers from over 20 colleges and departments across the UA work together to advance the pace of scientific discovery and tackle our world’s critical biological challenges. The Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) funding that helped launch BIO5 continues to be a catalyst in establishing major initiatives which provide a return on investment to the people of Arizona: innovative research efforts that will improve health and save lives, and an entrepreneurial culture with scientists working across disciplines to accelerate commercial translation of research breakthroughs.

With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Develop and maintain an externally funded and nationally/internationally competitive research program in the area of translational bioimaging science and technology.
• Present at scientific meetings and publish research findings in leading journals.
• Develop collaborations with within UA and at partner institutions, agencies, and industry.
• Lead and participate in major scientific/technology programs, and obtain external funding to support these programs.
• Support the mission of the BIO5 Institute and foster collaboration among the bioimaging community at University of Arizona
• Contribute to the teaching mission of the department and college into which appointed.
• Engage in internal and external academic and professional activities.
• Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

• Ph.D., D.Sc., or equivalent in a relevant field.
• Demonstrated ability to engage in and lead multi-investigator, multidisciplinary bioimaging research programs.
• Evidence of ability to successfully obtain competitive research funding.
• Leadership of multidisciplinary research teams and/or units.

Preferred Qualifications

• Established relationships with industry, government, and/or foundation partners.
• Evidence of ability to translate bioimaging science or technology to clinical and/or commercial success.

Rank Full
Tenure Information Tenured (T)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21155
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Jennifer Barton, PhD

Open Date 10/05/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/01/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Applicants should apply by submitting a letter of interest, CV, a description of current and anticipated research directions, teaching and service experience and interests, and names and contact information of at least three references. Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about this opportunity can be directed to Jennifer Barton, PhD,

For additional information regarding the application process contact

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Ph.D., D.Sc., or equivalent in a relevant field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents