Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty, Bioengineering
The George Mason University Department of Bioengineering, in the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for two Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels beginning Fall 2017. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department:
The Department of Bioengineering (http://bioengineering.gmu.edu/) was established in 2010, and has rapidly grown to 13 full-time faculty. The current research and educational focus areas are biomedical imaging, neuroengineering and computational neuroscience, biomechanics, and nanoscale bioengineering. Bioengineering faculty currently conduct research funded by a number of federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with over $19 million in active research funding. Faculty in the Bioengineering Department have active collaborations with local healthcare institutions including INOVA, Children's National Medical Center, and National Rehabilitation Hospital; as well as federal agencies and laboratories such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Naval Research Laboratory, NIH Clinical Center, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Bioengineering faculty also have a number of currently funded research projects in collaboration with other national and international institutions, including the Mayo Clinic; Columbia University Medical Center; the University of Pittsburgh; University of Illinois at Chicago; University of California at Irvine; Cold Spring Harbor Labs; Georgia State University; Helsinki University Medical Center; Virginia Tech; Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine; Brunel University, U.K.; University of Andres Bello, Chile; and Costa Rica Institute of technology.
The department has a thriving ABET-accredited undergraduate program with over 250 undergraduate students, a new rapidly-growing Ph.D. program, and an M.S. program anticipated to launch in 2017 pending approval from State Council of Higher Education in Virginia.
Exceptionally strong senior candidates with an established record of outstanding research and excellent teaching will be eligible for tenured Associate Professor or Professor positions. Applicants whose research areas can synergistically leverage translational research and innovation opportunities created by Mason’s strategic partnership with the INOVA Health System, and ongoing university-wide strategic investments in biomedical sciences and biomedical imaging are of particular interest.
The candidate will be responsible for:
- Establishing a competitive research program in his/her area(s) of expertise;
- Develop and/or continue multidisciplinary collaboration; and
- Satisfy teaching and service requirements consistent with the department policies.
Candidates must have earned a doctorate in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field to apply for this position. Candidates must have demonstrated record of excellence in research with the potential to establish an independent research program. Candidates should also be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Preference will be given to candidates with relevant postdoctoral experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: biomedical imaging, biomaterials, neuroengineering, and biomechanics. Exceptionally strong senior candidates with outstanding records will be considered for a tenured appointment.
Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment over 35,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason stands at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories.
The D.C. metro area is home to a number of biotechnology companies and biomedical research institutions, such as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The northern Virginia business community includes a large number of Fortune 500 companies. In addition to its 677-acre main campus in Fairfax, Mason has campuses in Arlington and Prince William counties in Virginia, as well as an international campus in Songdo, Korea. Reflective of the university's strong commitment to biomedical research and biotechnology is the recent launch of the $40 million, 75,000-square-foot Institute for Biomedical Innovation and a strategic partnership focused on personalized health with INOVA, the largest health system in northern Virginia.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F110Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statement (to be attached as 'Other Doc'), and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin after February 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Brian L. Mark, Acting Chair, Department of Bioengineering, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.