University of Kentucky: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering

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 faculty position in biomedical engineering at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in the fall semester of 2018. Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in an Engineering discipline with significant post-doctoral experience. The ideal candidate 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. Women and other minority candidates under-represented in engineering are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant 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, Public Health, Design, Business, etc. The University is 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-minute drive away.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, teaching statements, and contact information of at least three references at ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/169983. Application review will begin on Feb. 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kentucky is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all candidates regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or age. See www.uky.edu/hr/employment/uk-is-equal- opportunity-employer to obtain more information on the University of Kentucky being an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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last updated 10-Jan-2018