Candidates must hold a PhD in biomedical engineering or related discipline at the time of application and have research expertise in one or more of the following areas: biomedical informatics, computational drug design, computational neuroscience, quantitative biomedical imaging, computational and system biology or molecular bioengineering. Candidates must have a sustainable record of scholarly research as demonstrated by the ability to publish in established national and international peer-reviewed journals, as well as, teaching and mentoring expertise. The duties of this position include: (1) developing and sustaining an externally-funded research programs leading to national and international recognition; (2) teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other research personnel in the area of biomedical engineering; (3) performing service activities commensurate with the position; and (4) interacting with other researchers in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Sciences and at the WVU Health Sciences Center to establish an interdisciplinary research program.
West Virginia University is a comprehensive land-grant institution in Morgantown, WV, with an enrollment of over 29,000 students, with Carnegie Highest Research Activity classification. The Statler College has seven academic departments, over 4,700 students, and 135 faculty members, with about $30M in annual external research expenditures. The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has 14 faculty members and approximately 260 undergraduate and 44 graduate students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The Biomedical Engineering program has eight participating faculty from several departments including Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
Morgantown and vicinity has a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see http://www.wvu.edu and http://www.morgantown.com.
To apply for this opportunity, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu. Applications of qualified candidates must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and complete contact information of three professional references, a three-page narrative describing research expertise and plans, and a two-page statement on teaching philosophy. The cover letter should clearly describe how the candidate would contribute effectively to the established biomedical engineering program at WVU, foster collaborative research directions with colleagues at our institution and contribute to a new planned graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. Application review begins on October 1, 2016.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.