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Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Requisition Number FE01279
Working Title
Department Name 8H007:Biomedical Engineering
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

Ph.D. in an Engineering discipline with significant post-doctoral experience.

Required Related Experience

Candidates will engage in vigorous research that applies engineering principles to solve healthcare challenges in an area that complements the current faculty expertise in the department, including (i) biomaterials/ tissue engineering, (ii) biomechanics, (iii) biosensors, (iv) bioimaging, (v) cardiovascular control, and (vi) neural engineering.

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Job Summary

The F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in biomedical engineering beginning in the fall semester of 2018. The department seeks individuals who will engage in vigorous research that applies engineering principles to solve healthcare challenges in an area that complements the current faculty expertise in the department, including (i) biomaterials/tissue engineering, (ii) biomechanics, (iii) biosensors, (iv) bioimaging, (v) cardiovascular control, and (vi) neural engineering. The successfully hired candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong, externally funded, globally recognized research program at the University of Kentucky, and actively participate in the teaching and service missions of the University.

The University of Kentucky is one of only a small number of U.S. institutions having a major academic medical center with all six health sciences colleges and the full spectrum of academic colleges on a single campus. BME is located centrally within the College of Engineering and within walking distances of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. The University is located in Lexington, a city of 300,000 residents in the heart of the rolling hills and horse farms of the Bluegrass region of central Kentucky, an area consistently rated among the best places to relocate, and raise a family. The cost of living is low compared with most major metropolitan regions in the U.S. Recreational opportunities (e.g., hiking, cycling, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and boating) are enjoyed by many residents. The local arts community focuses on Appalachian music, country dance, and crafts. Cincinnati and Louisville are each a 90-minutes drive away.

While the position will remain open until filled, application review will begin on February 15, 2018. Along with the application, please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan (upload under Specific Request 1), teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2), and contact information of at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents