Assistant/Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering (University of Texas at El Paso)
University of Texas at El Paso
College of Engineering
Department of Metallurgy, Materials and Biomedical Engineering
Assistant or Associate Professor – Biomedical Engineering
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Biomedical Engineering Program at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks an accomplished, dynamic and innovative tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program in biomedical engineering in collaboration with the El Paso Texas Tech Foster School of Medicine. An interest in contributing to interdisciplinary research teams in neurosciences, bioprinting, data sciences, drug therapy, microfluidic disease models, computational bioengineering and/or the health-focused interprofessional community of practice is a plus. The candidate should demonstrate the potential to: (1) help strengthen the graduate programs in biomedical engineering as well as the undergraduate BS program that is in the last stages of approval; (2) successfully mentor BS, MS and Ph.D. students, (3) excel in teaching; (3) maintain an active and independent research program; (4) secure extramural funding; (5) serve on university committees; and (6) establish collaborative efforts with local and regional institutions of higher education. The anticipated appointment date is fall of 2022.
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH: The UTEP College of Engineering is a vibrant research environment, integrating education, research and engineering practice and entrepreneurship as a potent economic stimulator for the region. UTEP’s College of Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Program has established close ties and collaborations with the TTUHSC Foster School of Medicine, the UTEP School of Pharmacy, and the Departments of Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry and Physics in the College of Science. UTEP also has the Border Biomedical Research Center related to infectious diseases, diabetes and obesity, cancer, neurosciences, 3D printing and contemporary biotechnologies with cores on genomics, proteomics, flow cytometry, histopathology, clinical chemistry, mass spectroscopy and imaging. For more information about the College of Engineering, please visit our website: www.utep.edu/engineering/.
ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research university that transforms lives. Ninety-four percent of UTEP’s nearly 25,000 students are minorities, and many are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, students have access to 168 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs at the only open-access, top tier research university in America. Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them. For more information, please visit our website: www.utep.edu/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a commitment to diversity and collaboration, superior communication skills, ability for student mentoring, potential to secure NIH or other Government funding and an overall record of achievement in research documented by a strong publication record that is commensurate with the rank applied for. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering or related field and must possess credentials that meet the qualifications for appointment at the assistant or associate professor level. Applicants should have a compelling vision of the future direction of biomedical engineering research. This is a tenure-track position in the College of Engineering.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) names of at least three references including complete contact information, (4) a teaching statement, (5) a research statement, and (6) three recent publications (if available).
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with rank.
To apply, please visit https://www.utep.edu/employment.
Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.
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