Assistant/Associate Professor in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering

University of Mississippi

University, MS

Job posting number: #7092736

Posted: January 24, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
The University of Mississippi is dedicated to developing new solutions for human health by educating future engineers at the interface of medicine and engineering. These future leaders cultivate and support the integration of engineering, science, and medicine towards discovery-driven problem solving. Towards this goal, the Departments of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering are seeking well qualified applicants to fill a joint tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. We are particularly interested in recruiting qualified faculty in these research areas: 1) biodevice design, 2) mechanobiology, or 3) systems biomechanics.

Position Details
Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications
The qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline, with a strong record of research accomplishments, publications, and funding appropriate for their career stage. Candidates are expected to teach core undergraduate and graduate courses in biomedical and/or mechanical engineering, develop a sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, employ inclusive practices in their classrooms and research programs, collaborate with other faculty, and have a commitment to university and professional service.

Additionally, we seek applicants who have a desire to build collaborations with various entities including the School of Pharmacy, the Department of Biology, and within the School of Engineering. The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in nearby Memphis also offer collaborative potential.

Interested candidates should include 1) a cover letter expressing interest and stating the rank for which applying (Assistant or Associate Professor); 2) a statement summarizing past and future contributions to promote diversity and inclusion; 3) a statement of teaching goals as related to our departmental focus; 4) a statement of research; 5) a detailed curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience; 6) PDF copies of a maximum of two significant, peer-reviewed publications; and 7) contact information for a minimum of three references. Inquiries regarding the position can be sent to Dr. Glenn Walker ([email protected]).

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.

Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement
The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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