Assistant, Associate or Professor- Biomedical Engineering

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POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks an accomplished, dynamic and innovative tenure-track/tenured faculty member in biomedical engineering at the rank of assistant, associate or professor. The successful candidate will be expected to establish of an internationally recognized research program in biomedical engineering. The incumbent will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program in biomedical engineering in collaboration with the Texas Tech Foster School of Medicine. An interest in contributing to interdisciplinary research teams in neurosciences, bioprinting, smart cities, or the health focused interprofessional community of practice is a plus. The successful candidate will also have academic responsibilities in the graduate programs in biomedical engineering as well as the planned undergraduate BS program. The incumbent is expected to mentor master’s and Ph.D. level students, maintain an active and independent research agenda, secure extramural funding, serve on university committees and establish collaborative efforts with local and regional institutions of higher education. The anticipated appointment date is fall semester of 2019.

The UTEP College of Engineering is a vibrant research environment, integrating education, research and engineering practice and entrepreneurship as a potent economic stimulator for the region. UTEP’s College of Engineering has established close ties and collaborations with the TTUHSC Foster School of Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences. UTEP has centers for excellence on infectious diseases, and obesity, cancer, neurosciences, 3D printing and emergent biotechnologies with cores on genomics, proteomics, flow cytometry, histopathology, clinical chemistry, mass spectroscopy and imaging. For more information about the College of Engineering, please visit our website: engineering.utep.edu

ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, most of whom are Hispanic. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The University has annual research expenditures of $95 million, maintains an operating budget of $500 million and employs approximately 4,000 people. With 172 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs available in eight colleges and schools, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website: www.utep.edu.  

Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. From its art and architecture to its celebrations and cuisine, El Paso is a vibrant southwest cultural hub. It is the 6th largest city in Texas, with a population of 683,577 (2017) and an area of 248 square miles. It ranks 20th in size and is consistently ranked among the safest large cities in the United States.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have a commitment to diversity and collaboration, superior communication skills, ability to mentor students, potential to secure NIH or other government funding and an overall a record of achievement in research documented by a strong publication record that is commensurate with the rank sought.  Applicants must have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering or a related field and must possess credentials that meet the qualifications for appointment at the assistant, associate or professor level. Applicants should have a compelling vision of the future direction of biomedical engineering research.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates must submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) detailed curriculum vitae, 3) contact information of at least three references, 4) a statement of teaching, and 5) research statement.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit www.utep.edu/employment.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with rank.

Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.