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Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering (UPDATED)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering (UPDATED)
Department Biomedical Engineering (2328)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note the Minimum Qualification corresponding to the Supplemental Question has been updated. As a result, the new review date is 1/29/2018

The University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the College of Engineering. The specific area of interest is for someone working in the area of bioinstrumentation and/or technology development who will build a robust research program in one or more areas of high clinical relevance.

As one of the world’s premier public research universities, The University of Arizona is ranked 19th among public universities and 29th overall in research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. Established in 2009, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is the newest engineering department in the College of Engineering and is uniquely positioned within the University of Arizona to carry out interdisciplinary research at the intersection of medicine, science, and engineering. The Department of Biomedical Engineering is closely aligned and geographically adjacent to the University of Arizona College of Medicine, the University of Arizona Center on Aging (ACOA), and the Banner University Medical Center creating numerous opportunities for carrying out translational research with clinical collaborators.

The Faculty of the BME Department are actively engaged in research areas of bioimaging, biomechanics, biosensors, biomaterials, and bioinformatics with clinical focus areas related to cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurologic disorders, orthopedic injury, rehabilitation, and aging.

The ideal candidate is one who can interact with ongoing efforts, but bring new perspectives, approaches, and ideas to complement existing programs. Details about the BME Department can be found at: The BME Department and College of Engineering support Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong, high-visibility high-quality externally-funded research program. The candidate will also be expected to teach courses in Biomedical Engineering at the undergraduate and graduate level, especially in the area of hands-on design/build courses that are part of the College of Engineering’s plans for a four-year design sequence, which includes the existing senior capstone course. In addition to teaching, the selected individual will contribute to mentoring students, including those historically underrepresented in higher education.

The successful candidate should have a background that allows him or her to participate in the critical interface between the engineer/scientists in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and clinician scientists in the College of Medicine to identify and find solutions to unmet clinical needs. The successful candidate is also expected to actively contribute to an academic environment that nurtures collaboration between BME and other departments/colleges across the University of Arizona campus.

The successful candidate 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.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, or related engineering discipline with an emphasis on bioinstrumentation development, construction, and performance evaluation. Past experience providing evidence of the ability to teach and mentor effectively at the graduate and/or undergraduate student levels is also desired.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with clinical colleagues and/or industrial partners is considered a strength for this position. The candidate’s record of publication, research funding, and creation of intellectual property are also relevant to the evaluation of candidates.

Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
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 F21221
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Arthur Gmitro

Open Date 12/11/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/29/2018
Special Instructions Summary

Please note: Upon submitting your application, your references will receive an automated email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  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 an earned doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, or a related engineering discipline with an emphasis on bioinstrumentation development, construction, and performance evaluation; or will you upon hire?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents