Bioengineering Faculty Positions


Deadline for submission: The deadline for fullest consideration was December 15, 2012. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Please send the requested materials described below electronically as a single PDF attachment to: bioehead@uic.edu, with the subject line: Faculty application . Include your last name in PDF filename.


The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenured/tenuretrack faculty position at all ranks with a tentative starting date of August 16, 2013. UIC, located just west of downtown, is the largest public research university in the metropolitan Chicago area with a total annual budget of $1.95 billion and research expenditures of $335 million. The campus has 15 colleges and schools including the largest medical school in the country, serving one of the nationís most diverse student populations, with a total student body of approximately 27,580 and a faculty and staff of 11,500.

The Department of Bioengineering has 16 full‐time tenured/tenure‐track faculty and over 100 adjunct faculty, with 250 undergraduate, 50 MS and 110 PhD students. While Bioengineering has been a part of the University since 1965 over the last twelve years 13 new faculty have been recruited to the Department, with research expenditures now exceeding $4 million/year. A graduate major in Bioinformatics was established in 2003, with current enrollment of 30 PhD students. The department has a long tradition of working closely with health and life science researchers at UIC, as well as with investigators at four other major academic medical centers in the Chicago area, to pursue interdisciplinary research.

Beginning in the 2011- 2012 academic year the department has officially transitioned from being within the College of Engineering to being jointly operated by the College of Engineering (COE) and College of Medicine (COM) at UIC. Complementary to this new development and under its new leadership, the department is embarking upon an expansion phase with plans to hire 5 additional faculty over the next few years, with tenure ultimately held in either the COE or the COM, whichever is more appropriate. The current core faculty in the department have strengths in computational systems biology, MRI and live cell imaging, cell and tissue engineering, neural engineering and biomolecular engineering.

For this Faculty position, we seek applicants with an exceptional early‐ or mid‐ career track record who will engage in transformational bioengineering or bioinformatics research. Applicants should be outstanding technically in their basic science and engineering niche, yet have a strong collaborative interest in specific application areas. Individuals that can bridge areas of existing expertise in the department listed above with each other and with expertise found elsewhere at UIC and in the Chicago region, such as areas fostered by the Chicago Biomedical Consortium and the following interdepartmental UIC Centers and Institutes: Cancer Center, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Cardiovascular Research, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, and Institute for Personalized Respiratory Medicine, or who can leverage other unique regional facilities, such as Argonne National Lab, are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to have an earned Ph.D. in bioengineering or a related field, and are expected to develop and maintain an active, externally‐funded research program as well as teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Screening of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for full consideration is December 14, 2012 although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Illinois at Chicago is a major research university with a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UIC especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the Universityís research, teaching, and Great Citiesí mission. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Apply electronically with a complete vita, separate 1‐page statements outlining teaching and research plans, and contact information for three evaluators who have agreed to write letters of reference.

 
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