Associate Professor, Cancer Bioengineering (Biomedical Engineering)



Job description

Posting Number: req14457

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

With strong support from the University of Arizona and the State of Arizona, the College of Engineering, College of Medicine, and the University of Arizona Cancer Center have partnered to create a program in Cancer Bioengineering. To achieve that goal, the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in the College of Medicine, in collaboration with the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, invite applications for tenure-track positions at the Associate Professor level with an anticipated start date of January 2024. Special interests include cellular and biomolecular engineering; tissue bioengineering; studying the effects of tumor microenvironment, including cancer mechanobiology; and imaging and computational approaches to cancer modelling.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will remain open until filled. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before June 1.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at the forefront for expanded, high impact precision cancer medicine. UACC has strengths in basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis, tumor microenvironment, disparities, and cancer prevention. UACC is supported by a broad array of research activities including Data Science, Human Immune Monitoring, Cancer Imaging, Genomics, Metabolomics, Behavioral Measurements and Interventions as well as our comprehensive biorepository which provides biospecimen collection, processing, and storage coupled with clinical and risk factor data collection for a variety of cancers. Clinical research teams at UACC provide patient care, and these teams facilitate bench to bedside translational research. 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.

The UACC is committed to increasing the diversity of the cancer research workforce by building a more inclusive and equitable community and committed to addressing cancer disparities to advance health equity. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the College of Engineering is uniquely positioned within the University of Arizona to carry out interdisciplinary research.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; 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

Successful candidates will be expected to establish a strong research program, teach undergraduate and
graduate courses, and contribute to mentoring students, including those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. They will also be expected to participate in outreach, partner with colleagues across departments and colleges, and nurture an environment of collaboration. Additionally, faculty members help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Associate Professor applicants should have an established track record of laboratory research, publication, and grant funding. All candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to serving a diverse student body at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Engineering or closely
    related field (at time of hire). Candidates must provide education
    credentials during offer discussions.
  • Four years of experience beyond the PhD is
    required for appointment at the Associate Professor Rank.

Rank: Associate Professor

Tenure Information

Tenure Track (T/TE)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes – Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Cindy Miranti

Interim Head, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

[email protected]

Open Until Filled: Yes

How to apply

Apply online

Please submit the following SIX (6) documents:
1. Cover Letter
Outline qualifications and desire to participate in Cancer Bioengineering
2. Curriculum Vitae
Provide details on track record of research, publication, funding, and service
3. Statement of Research Interests
Outline prior and planned research program
4. Statement of Teaching Interests
Describe experience and philosophy of teaching
5. Statement of Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusions (DEI)
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusions
6. Contact Information for Three References

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. As a Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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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