The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with an expected start date of August 23, 2016. The Department of BME (http://www.bme.uconn.edu) offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate major as well as masters and doctoral programs in biomedical engineering. The research specialties of particular interest in this search are: Rehabilitation Engineering, Neural Engineering, Biomedical Devices and/or Telemedicine, but strong candidates in other biomedical engineering disciplines are welcome to apply. UConn and the Department of BME, in coordination with the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Health and Natural Resources, and the Department of Medicine at UConn Health Center, are committed to growth and research excellence in Rehabilitation Engineering. Therefore, it is expected that a new faculty member in Rehabilitation Engineering will work closely with the Department of Kinesiology which is consistently ranked as one of the top three graduate programs in the country. There will also be ample opportunity for research collaboration with the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine within the Department of Medicine at UConn Health Center as it is also in the process of recruiting additional faculty with research focus in hearing protection and prosthetics, ergonomic workplace design and human factors engineering.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Department of Biomedical Engineering has 33 faculty members, 435 undergraduate and 148 graduate students, and actively engages in research in medical imaging and cancer diagnostics, medical instruments including wearable devices, bioinformatics and regenerative engineering. Other key strengths for the department include neuroengineering, biomechanics and biomaterials.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research & scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances & exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or closely related field; a proven record of excellence in teaching; demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarship, deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in Biomedical Engineering and outstanding record of research and scholarship excellence; commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, on-line instruction; the ability to contribute through research and teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience; experience as a post-doctoral or industry researcher in a research-competitive environment; exposure to developing research grant applications to federal funding agencies; interest in collaboration with industry.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2016. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of assignment at one of UConn’s regional campuses. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Go to www.jobs.uconn.edu Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); sample journal articles or books to Husky Hire (www.jobs.uconn.edu). Please choose one area of specialization from Rehabilitation, Neural engineering, and Biomedical Instrumentation/Devices/Telemedicine and indicate it in your cover letter. Any questions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct five reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016263)
For more information regarding the Department of Biomedical Engineering please visit the department website at http://www.bme.uconn.edu/.
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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.