Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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Requisition Number: FE01279

Department Name: 8H007:Biomedical Engineering

Work Location: Lexington, KY

Type of Position: Faculty

Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track

Required Education:

Ph.D. in an Engineering discipline with significant post-doctoral experience.

Required Related Experience:Candidates will engage in vigorous research that applies engineering principles to solve healthcare challenges in an area that complements the current faculty expertise in the department, including (i) biomaterials/ tissue engineering, (ii) biomechanics, (iii) biosensors, (iv) bioimaging, (v) cardiovascular control, and (vi) neural engineering.

Required License/Registration/CertificationN/A

Job SummaryThe F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in biomedical engineering beginning in the fall semester of 2018. The department seeks individuals who will engage in vigorous research that applies engineering principles to solve healthcare challenges in an area that complements the current faculty expertise in the department, including (i) biomaterials/tissue engineering, (ii) biomechanics, (iii) biosensors, (iv) bioimaging, (v) cardiovascular control, and (vi) neural engineering. The successfully hired candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong, externally funded, globally recognized research program at the University of Kentucky, and actively participate in the teaching and service missions of the University.

The University of Kentucky is one of only a small number of U.S. institutions having a major academic medical center with all six health sciences colleges and the full spectrum of academic colleges on a single campus. BME is located centrally within the College of Engineering and within walking distances of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. The University is located in Lexington, a city of 300,000 residents in the heart of the rolling hills and horse farms of the Bluegrass region of central Kentucky, an area consistently rated among the best places to relocate, and raise a family. The cost of living is low compared with most major metropolitan regions in the U.S. Recreational opportunities (e.g., hiking, cycling, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and boating) are enjoyed by many residents. The local arts community focuses on Appalachian music, country dance, and crafts. Cincinnati and Louisville are each a 90-minutes drive away.

While the position will remain open until filled, application review will begin on February 15, 2018. Along with the application, please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan (upload under Specific Request 1), teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2), and contact information of at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?: NoOpen Until Filled
Yes

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