Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering

Employer
Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 27, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, located on the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University campuses, is currently soliciting external senior applicants for the Weitnauer Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Successful candidates will be senior faculty with a demonstrated capability to (i) lead a highly impactful and translational research program, (ii) provide outstanding mentorship to trainees and junior faculty, and (iii) enrich and engage in a collegial Departmental environment. Candidates must have an internationally recognized track record of discovery and research development, and be eligible for appointment as a full professor with tenure to continue their leadership in contemporary engineering and innovation.

Required Qualifications Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) in engineering, medicine, applied mathematics, computer science, or the natural sciences. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vibrant externally funded research program and to participate in teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students.

Department Information Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university, situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Located in Atlanta, The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University has a student body of 1,200 undergraduates, 260 graduate students, and 70 primary and 73 program faculty. Since its beginning, the unique partnership between two of the nation's leading public and private entities has been an innovation engine for research and education. Together, we are focused on solving some of the toughest problems facing our state, the nation, and the world. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who promote equity, diversity, and inclusion on our campuses. We strive to create and maintain an environment that values and respects our individual and communal differences, and to support a healthy work-life balance.

Required Documents to Attach

  1. Letter of application describing how their research will be applied to address important clinical needs and how it will synergize with other research activities within the Biomedical Engineering Department (https://bme.gatech.edu/bme/research);
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Statement of research interests, not to exceed 4 pages and focusing on the impact of the candidate’s proposed research, the underlying questions, and the approach(es) to be taken;
  4. Statement of education interests addressing teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, not to exceed 1 page;
  5. Statement describing their understanding of, prior engagement and vision for creating inclusive environments in the laboratory, classroom, and community to support DEI, not to exceed 1 page; and (6) Names and contact information for at least three references.

Application materials should be submitted via Georgia Tech’s Application Website.

Contact Information For inquiries, please contact the BME Search Committee (GT-Emory-Recruiting@bme.gatech.edu)

Equal Employment Opportunity Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

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