Professor (Open Rank)
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, and anticipating a doubling of our faculty and undergraduate student body over the next 5 years. With the completion of a new building in the next 2 years, and the launch of a new engineering-driven College of Medicine on the UIUC campus, the opportunities to impact both fundamental and translational research are many. To support these aspirations, the Department seeks full-time Bioengineering faculty for tenured or tenure-track positions in the areas of translational bioengineering, computational biology at the cell and molecular levels, neuro-engineering, and cancer bioengineering. Other bioengineering research areas may also be considered. Successful candidates will be expected to be leaders of highly interdisciplinary research, be visionaries for the future of engineering in medicine and biology, and perform academic duties associated with our B.S., M.S., Ph.D. and M.D. educational programs.
Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Engineering, Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, or related fields, outstanding academic credentials, and the ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dual-degree candidates with an M.D. are encouraged to apply and have the opportunity for joint appointments within our network of partnering clinical institutions. Candidates will also have the unique opportunity for leadership roles in building on our newly established engineering-driven College of Medicine, the first of its kind. Senior level appointments at the rank of Associate or Full Professor will be a priority, and are available and encouraged for persons of international stature. Appointments at the Assistant Professor level will only be available for exceptional junior candidates. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Start date is expected in the fall of 2017, however it is negotiable.
Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned researchers. The two main research areas for this initiative are Bioengineering and Big Data. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at: http://graingerinitiative.engineering.illinois.edu.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an internationally top-ranked research institution. Our interdisciplinary and collegial academic community encourages visionary leaders to establish new and innovative research programs that may involve our Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Institute for Genomic Biology, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, or our Carver Biotechnology Center, among our many other research centers, clinical sites, and educational programs.
To apply, please visit the website http://my.bioen.illinois.edu/join. A cover letter with current contact information including email address should be provided, as well as your curriculum vitae, statements for research and teaching goals, and the names of three or more references should be provided. If interested in being considered for one of the aforementioned unique opportunities, the candidate should explicitly refer to “Grainger Initiative” in the cover letter, and should include “Bioengineering”, or “Big Data” (whichever is applicable) as one of his/her preferred research areas when prompted during the online application process.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2017. Early applications are strongly encouraged as interviews may take place during the application period, but a decision will not be made until after the closing date.
For further information call 217-300-4189, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Bioengineering Search Committee
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1270 DCL, MC-278
1304 West Springfield Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
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