The Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Iowa (https://bme.engineering.uiowa.edu/) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment with an anticipated start date of Fall 2020. Our department seeks visionary individuals who are integrating engineering, biological sciences, and translational medicine to promote scientific discovery and the development of clinical technologies that advance healthcare. We aim to enhance the department’s integrative research and educational programs by hiring a core faculty member with research and teaching expertise in the areas of respiratory and pulmonary bioengineering. We are particularly interested in candidates developing and using microfluidic and micro electromechanical systems, organ-on-a-chip devices, and/or single-cell sequencing techniques with applications in the respiratory system and to pulmonary disorders.
The rank of assistant professor is targeted, but all ranks will be considered. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering or a related discipline.
The Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, having doubled our undergraduate student body over the past five years. A recent philanthropic gift to the department from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has provided resources to hire several new faculty members, rapidly increase the size of the doctoral program, and develop new research foci in the areas of respiratory and pulmonary biomedical engineering.
The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, to participate in the teaching and service missions of the department, and to follow the University of Iowa’s strong tradition of collaboration across disciplines. The ideal candidate will demonstrate robust communication, teaching, and leadership skills to the benefit of our department’s mission. A strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising is essential. Teaching responsibilities will include participation in and development of both undergraduate and graduate courses and strong engagement in a core curriculum that serves to define bioengineering for future generations. The supervision of doctoral students and academic advising of trainees at all levels is also expected.
The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and excellence in education and research. As demonstrated by the University’s 2019-2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan, we embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to realize their full potential. Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of DEI and emphasize the value of global citizenship. As part of the application, candidates are required to describe their past, current and planned future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values in the areas of teaching, research mentoring and broader impacts, or other professional service. To learn more about the University of Iowa’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit https://diversity.uiowa.edu/.
We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career and Build a Life” in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. The College of Engineering also offers a one-time teaching load reduction when a minor child is added to the faculty member’s family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: https://worklife.uiowa.edu/.
Preliminary inquiries for additional information are encouraged. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A detailed description of the position, qualifications, and the application process can be found at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ under the faculty section, searching requisition #73738.
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The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.
Internal Number: 73738
About The University of Iowa College of Engineering
The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with 33,564 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the UI is home to one of the largest and most acclaimed medical centers in the country, as well as the famous Iowa Writers' Workshop.