Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering - Tenure Track
University of Akron
Location: Akron, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Internal Number: 13218
The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at The University of Akron invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position with a start date of August 22, 2022. Applicants are expected to contribute to our core mission in teaching and research. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent, extramurally funded research program, have a passionate interest in teaching and mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students, and work to integrate research with teaching at all levels.
Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline with a biomedical engineering emphasis. Candidates are expected to have received their degrees or completed all requirements prior to the start date.
Post-doctoral training is preferable but not required. Prior experience and a commitment to continue working with and teaching diverse groups will be valued. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in the broad area of biomechanics. Exceptional applicants with expertise in other areas of Biomedical Engineering will also be considered.
Comments: About UA and Department of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Akron is a research-intensive public university with about 16,000 students. Our local and international students are from diverse cultural, racial, and economic backgrounds. The College of Engineering and Polymer Science enrolls approximately 3200 undergraduate and 360 graduate students. In addition to its traditional programs, the college faculty contribute to the multi-disciplinary research centers including Conquer Chiari Research Center and Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center. As one of the largest employers in the region, The University of Akron is creating a community and workforce committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and in the region.
The Department of BME has over 300 undergraduate students. We offer ABET-accredited B.S. degrees, M.S. degrees in BME, and a Ph.D. degree through the College. Our department emphasizes experiential learning where a majority of the undergraduate students participate in our top-notch co-operative education program, perform undergraduate research, and are also active in regional and national conferences. The BME department offers interdisciplinary research programs with active collaborations within the university and with other institutions, such as the Cleveland Clinic and Northeastern Ohio Medical University. Our research has been supported by funding from the NSF, NIH, DoD, Veterans Administration, foundations, and industry. For further information please see https://www.uakron.edu/engineering/BME.
About University of Akron:
As one of the largest employers in the region, The University of Akron is creating a community and workforce committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and in the region. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to qualified candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders.
Salary: The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.
Application Deadline: Openuntil filled, however review of applicants will begin December 3, 2021.
The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (uakron.edu/hr/eeoaa).
The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at uakron.edu/title-ix/at-uakron.