The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Iowa (engineering.uiowa.edu/bme) is seeking visionary individuals who are integrating engineering, biological sciences, and translational medicine to promote scientific discovery and the development of clinical technologies that advance healthcare. Our department seeks to enhance its integrative research and educational programs. We are especially interested in candidates with a background in biomedical imaging and/or signal analysis. While all areas of imaging expertise will be considered, the following are of particular interest: the development of new imaging systems and image acquisition techniques, research in biomedical image processing and image-based modeling, and the application of biomedical imaging to understand major challenges in human health (e.g., diagnosis, treatment, and long-term survival).
The Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment with an anticipated start date of Fall 2018. 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 related discipline.
The 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 5 years. A new state-of-the-art 65,000 square foot annex is being added to the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences, and is to be completed in 2018. The addition addresses several strategic needs that will enable the college to maintain its momentum and growth (i.e., expanded classrooms, collaborative learning spaces, and a unique hands-on "maker" classroom). In addition, the College of Engineering has an established global reputation for its four research units — Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Center for Computer-Aided Design, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, and Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging. These centers help fuel a highly interdisciplinary biomedical research enterprise across campus that includes the Carver College of Medicine. Of particular interest for this position is the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging (IIBI), which houses research dedicated imaging instruments including the following systems: 3T and 7T whole body MRI scanners, small animal 7T MRI scanner, dual source CT scanner, micro PET/CT/SPECT scanner, micro CT scanner, and several optical imaging devices. The College of Medicine ranks sixth among public medical schools in NIH dollars and NIH grants per faculty member, with over 250 faculty laboratories in 12 dedicated buildings including 450,000 square feet of wet bench space. Consequently, the opportunities to impact both fundamental and translational research at UI are many.
The successful candidate will be 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 disciplinary boundaries. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong communication, teaching and leadership skills, as well as an ability to actively contribute to our rapidly growing department. A strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising is essential, as the supervision of doctoral students and academic advising of trainees at all levels is expected. 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 biomedical engineering for future generations.
The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity and excellence in education. We embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential and be prepared for their future. Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission in all areas of faculty effort by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of diversity and emphasize the value of global citizenship. Candidates are asked to provide a Commitment to Diversity statement addressing their experience, current activities, and/or future plans to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa's mission and values.
The University of Iowa is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community with support systems for all persons to thrive. We are committed to mentorship of faculty and to creating a vibrant and inclusive educational environment. We enthusiastically invite applications from women and underrepresented minority groups. 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 | Build a Life." 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 September 15, 2017, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
***Note to applicants: Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, a commitment to diversity statement, and names and addresses of three references. An application that does not include all of these required elements will be considered incomplete. Please address all required and desirable qualifications in your application materials.
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Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline.
Expertise in biomedical imaging with research experience demonstrated by relevant publications
Strong commitment to effective teaching and mentoring students
Potential to develop a nationally recognized externally funded research program
Excellent communication skills
Committment to a welcoming and inclusive environment of learning and scholarship
Willingness and ability to teach and develop courses in the areas of biomedical imaging, modeling and biosystems, and/or data acquisition and measurement of biomedical phenomena.
Strong publication record as evidenced by multiple first (or senior) author publications in high-impact journals
Training and expertise in one or more of the following areas: novel hardware or image acquisition protocols, image processing, translation of biomedical imaging technology into clinical and research programs to advance human health.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.