Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware
The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Delaware (UD) invites nominations and applications for a department chair. We seek a visionary senior scholar with a vigorous research program who can provide strong, dynamic, and innovative leadership to advance excellence in research and engineering education. Candidates must have an earned doctorate and be qualified for appointment at the full professor level. A proven record of externally funded research, commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, dedication to expand a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment, and effective management and interpersonal skills are required.
Launched in 2010, BME at UD is ABET accredited and ranked in the top third of BME departments nationally. We have established world class research programs in Applied Biomaterials and Multi-scale Biomechanics and have plans to continue our ambitious growth over the next decade. This year the BME research labs will be expanding into new buildings on the 272-acre STAR (Science, Technology, and Advanced Research) campus, a hub of health and innovation at UD. Biomedical research at UD is supported by state-of-the-art core facilities enabling biomedical analysis across multiple length scales, including: the Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging; the UD Nanofabrication Facility; the Delaware Biotechnology Institute; and labs for human-based studies and active outpatient clinics in the College of Health Sciences and Delaware Rehabilitation Institute. BME at UD enjoys close relationships with the nearby Delaware Technology Park, where entrepreneurial and research incubators are co-located with academic research labs; and with Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and Thomas Jefferson University, which provide outstanding infrastructure and opportunities for innovative clinical and translational collaborations.
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, Carnegie Research University (very high research activity), with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a research statement, contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Tom Buchanan, Search Committee Chair, 302-831-2410, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities and applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.
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About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/