The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas is seeking nominations and applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of bioengineering, to continue the rapid growth of research in the department. Research expertise in biomaterials, biomedical devices, biodynamics, bone mechanics, imaging, motor control, or orthopedic biomechanics is preferred. Exceptionally qualified candidates with outstanding qualifications could be considered at higher ranks.
Applications are sought from candidates with an earned doctorate in bioengineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be results-oriented, have a record of superior scholarship, have experience in externally-funded research commensurate with the rank of appointment, will develop or maintain an externally-funded research program, and teach high-quality courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The School of Engineering and the state of Kansas are currently investing in the School's Building on Excellence Initiative, which includes the addition of 30 engineering faculty positions, a targeted 60% increase in BS engineering degrees granted, a research facility to be dedicated in 2012, and a state-of-the-art classroom and research building scheduled for completion in 2015. Together, the two new buildings will add 140,000 square feet to the engineering complex. The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently has 17 tenured/tenure track faculty, approximately 450 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students, with programs leading to bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.
KU is a comprehensive educational and research-intensive AAU institution that operates through a diverse, multicampus system with 29,000 students and 2600 faculty members. Opened in 1866, KU's main campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation, occupying 1000 acres on Mount Oread in Lawrence, a thriving city of 91,000 located 40 miles west of Kansas City in the forested hills of eastern Kansas. KU is focusing new faculty hiring in four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. The School of Engineering and KU have developed an overall Strategic Plan available at http://boldaspirations.ku.edu.
Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The target starting date is August, 2013. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.
Applications must be submitted on-line at https://jobs.ku.edu (Position # 00210198). Include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a one-page vision statement for teaching and research, and four professional references. Nominations should be sent to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%74%6c%62%65%72%67%6d%61%6e%40%6b%75%2e%65%64%75%22%3e%74%6c%62%65%72%67%6d%61%6e%40%6b%75%2e%65%64%75%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) .
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Deadline: December 1, 2012