The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Akron invites applications for a talented and dynamic tenure-track Assistant Professor who can establish and execute a vibrant agenda for strategic research and education beginning Fall 2018. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated a strong research record and to establish a nationally recognized and externally funded research program. The successful candidate will have a strong interest, passion, and ability to teach undergraduate courses, supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students, mentor undergraduates in research, and integrate research with teaching at the graduate level.
Members of the faculty in the department pursue a broad research program that spans interdisciplinary experimental and computational research in biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomechanics, signals, and sensors. Our faculty have active collaborations within the university, as well as with physicians and scientists at national and regional institutions, such as the Cleveland Clinic and Northeastern Ohio Medical University. Research of our faculty has been supported by funding from the NSF, NIH, DoD, Veterans Administration, various foundations, and industry.
The University of Akron is a research-intensive public university with about 22,000 students. The College of Engineering is one of the fastest growing colleges in the country with more than 3200 undergraduate and 370 graduate students in nine programs. In addition to its traditional programs, the college has established five multi-disciplinary research centers including Conquer Chiari Research Center and Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center. The Department of Biomedical Engineering has 400 undergraduate students and offers ABET accredited B.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. We emphasize experiential learning. A majority of the undergraduate students participate in our co-operative education programs and are also active in regional and national conferences.
The College of Engineering is actively seeking to increase diversity within the College. Women, under-represented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related discipline with biomedical engineering emphasis, and preferably post-doctoral training.
Candidates are expected to have received their degrees, or completed all requirements and expect their degree before joining in Fall 2018.
Prior experience and a commitment to continue working with or teaching diverse groups and diverse students will be valued. Preference will be given to candidates with research interest in the broad area of biomechanics. Exceptional applicants in other areas of Biomedical Engineering may also be considered.
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.
The University of Akron is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education.