The University of Memphis (UoM) Biomedical Engineering Department invites applications and nominations for a Chair of Excellence to join and lead research and development programs in additive manufacturing, especially as it applies to musculoskeletal and or dental-craniofacial implant systems, and tissue repair/regeneration. Position offers special opportunities for collaboration, support and innovation across engineering, science, manufacturing, entrepreneurial and medical health disciplines at the UoM, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center-Memphis (UTHSC) in a vibrant, entrepreneur-friendly city that is a hub for the medical device industry.
The University and FedEx Institute of Technology have made a $2+M investment in equipment, space, and personnel to launch the Additive Manufacturing Research Center (https://www.memphis.edu/mamlab/facility/index.php). The Center involves faculty from across the University and local manufacturing industries (Medtronic Spinal, Smith & Nephew Orthopedics, Wright Medical Technology Inc, FedEx, and ABB) to engage in new inter-disciplinary research. Center currently houses suite of equipment and machines for the manufacture, processing and characterization of additively manufactured metal devices including small and medium direct metal laser sintering systems, prototyping printers, melt-extraction analyzers, hardness testers, mechanical test frames, ultrasonic sieving machines, light microscopes, and vacuum sintering and electric discharge machining equipment. Electron microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and x-ray diffraction facilities are located on campus in related centers and academic departments. Additional material characterization and testing equipment, including facilities for in vitro and in vivo evaluations, are located in the biomedical, mechanical and other engineering departments and in the physics, chemistry and biology departments at the UoM and on the UTHSC-Memphis campus.
The Chair of Excellence will be appointed at the rank of Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the UoM and in the UoM-UTHSC Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. The Chair of Excellence will spearhead segments of the State of Tennessee's effort in additive manufacturing and biomedical engineering and drive regional and national growth in basic or applied aspects of additive manufacturing, biomedical engineering, and regenerative medicine. Our vision is that the UoM Chair of Excellence will lead significant segments of growth in areas of research interests through programs of externally funded research, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service at all levels.
To apply, please submit applications electronically. Screening of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Applications require the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Philosophy/Interests Statement
4. Research Interests and Vision Statement
5. References List
Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, or a closely related field and demonstrated research expertise and interests in additive manufacturing especially as it applies to musculoskeletal system, tissue repair, and joint replacement.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: This is an endowed chair of excellence position that provides funds annually for discretionary spending.
Internal Number: FAECC634
About The University of Memphis
The University of Memphis, also called The U of M, is an American public research university located in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1912, the University has an enrollment of more than 22,000 students. With twenty-five Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence, the school is the flagship institution of The Tennessee Board of Regents system.
The university maintains The Herff College of Engineering, The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, The Loewenberg College of Nursing, The School of Public Health, The College of Communication and Fine Arts, The FedEx Institute of Technology, and The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology.