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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number F40690
Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty
Rank Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant/Associate/Professor
School/Unit School of Engineering
Department Biomedical Engineering (1554)
Number of Months 9
Tenure Status Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

To value discovery and creativity of our entire engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value diversity of ideas of our engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value personalized attention in teaching, learning, and service to all of our constituents including our students; their families, our industrial partners and collaborators, and colleagues throughout the university and business communities; and to value the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences. In addition all goals and objectives of the School of Engineering complement the Mission of the University.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

To provide personalized attention in teaching, learning and service to all constituents and to advance discovery and creativity of the entire engineering community.

Position Responsibilities

Faculty member is expected to provide high quality instruction in biomedical engineering graduate and undergraduate courses and to develop new courses as necessary based department needs and the background of the candidate.
Demonstrated record of high quality research and scholarship. Candidates should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the potential to initiate interdisciplinary research and educational synergies among diverse areas. All specializations will be considered, with particular interest in; bioimaging, material science, regenerative engineering, mechanobiology and human factors engineering. Junior faculty will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department and the School of Engineering. At the Associate and Full Professor levels, the faculty member should have a well-developed research portfolio with evidence of multidisciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise within the department.
The candidate will be expected to provide high quality service to the department, school, university and professional community.

Required Qualifications

-Candidates should possess a sincere desire to engage in research that makes a positive difference in our community and human kind.
-Faculty candidates should have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline.
-Successful candidates will be expected to secure or have (in the case of Associate or Full Professor) an outstanding track record of extramural funding.
-Applicants will be required to develop a research program that expands and complements existing expertise in the department and the School of Engineering. -The School of Engineering at VCU supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment.
-Candidates must desire to actively participate in creating and nurturing a highly diverse, collaborative, creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial culture.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 08/25/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline Date
Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2017
Type of Search National
Application Process/Additional Information

Interested individuals should submit their curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for at least three professional references, and a statement of teaching and research interests. Application materials must be uploaded in a single .pdf format to the “Other Document” section to, position F40690. These positions will remain open until filled.

Questions should be sent to Rebecca Heise, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee, at

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Applicant Documents

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