The Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Iowa ( https://bme.engineering.uiowa.edu/ ) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment with an anticipated start date of Fall 2020. Our department seeks visionary individuals who are integrating engineering, biological sciences, and translational medicine to promote scientific discovery and the development of clinical technologies that advance healthcare. We aim to enhance the department's integrative research and educational programs by hiring a core faculty member with research and teaching expertise in the areas of respiratory and pulmonary bioengineering. We are particularly interested in candidates developing and using microfluidic and micro electromechanical systems, organ-on-a-chip devices, and/or single-cell sequencing techniques with applications in the respiratory system and to pulmonary disorders.
The rank of assistant professor is targeted, but all ranks will be considered. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering or a related discipline.
The Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, having doubled our undergraduate student body over the past five years. A recent philanthropic gift to the department from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has provided resources to hire several new faculty members, rapidly increase the size of the doctoral program, and develop new research foci in the areas of respiratory and pulmonary biomedical engineering.
The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, to participate in the teaching and service missions of the department, and to follow the University of Iowa's strong tradition of collaboration across disciplines. The ideal candidate will demonstrate robust communication, teaching, and leadership skills to the benefit of our department's mission . A strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising is essential. Teaching responsibilities will include participation in and development of both undergraduate and graduate courses and strong engagement in a core curriculum that serves to define bioengineering for future generations. The supervision of doctoral students and academic advising of trainees at all levels is also expected.
The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and excellence in education and research. As demonstrated by the University's 2019-2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan , we embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to realize their full potential. Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of DEI and emphasize the value of global citizenship. As part of the application, candidates are required to describe their past, current and planned future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa's mission and values in the areas of teaching, research mentoring and broader impacts, or other professional service. To learn more about the University of Iowa's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit https://diversity.uiowa.edu/ .
We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to " Build a Career and Build a Life " in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. The College of Engineering also offers a one-time teaching load reduction when a minor child is added to the faculty member's family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: https://worklife.uiowa.edu/ .
Preliminary inquiries for additional information are encouraged. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Note to applicants:Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a commitment to diversity statement, and names and addresses of three references. An application that does not include all of these required elements will be considered incomplete. Please address all required and desirable qualifications in your application materials.
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With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.