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Medical Engineering Open Rank Faculty Positions

University of South Florida - Department of Medical Engineering
Tampa, Florida
Negotiable, commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 26, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering
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Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor)

Department of Medical Engineering

The Department of Medical Engineering invites applications for tenure/ tenure track positions, which are expected to commence August, 2023. The successful candidate should be an emerging leader in one of our research emphasis areas (preferred: Biomedical Imaging/ Bioelectronics; Cell/ Tissue Engineering; Neuro/ Rehabilitation Engineering) applied to any biomedical system, with innovative research ideas and excellent training. Opportunities exist to innovate undergraduate and graduate level teaching in biomedical engineering, including those in clinical and hospital settings in association with academic clinicians. Established leaders may propose to develop novel initiatives and expand or assemble/ relocate high impact research groups. We strongly value technology transfer, and the move of existing startup companies to Tampa Bay.

An earned Ph.D. from a biomedical engineering, or related engineering or quantitative science discipline(s) and, evidence of potential (Asst) or established (Assoc, Full) national prominence through superior scholarship, and the ability to teach and mentor underrepresented groups is required. Competitive startup packages and top-quality lab space are available in newly constructed or renovated space on the USF campus or in the Heart Institute, part of a new 14-story structure in downtown Tampa near the primary clinical activities of USF Health.

The University of South Florida (USF) is one of only three top tier public universities in the state of Florida categorized as having Preeminent Research Status, based on its rapidly growing external research portfolio, Research 1 ranking, and its business incubator campus which houses the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. No other public university has risen faster in national rankings over the past ten years than USF, which is a top 50 public research university, with an annual budget of $1.5B and economic impact of $6.0B in the Tampa Bay Region. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students.

USF is building international standing in biomedical engineering (BME) by investing in a new Department of Medical Engineering, a true joint department between the USF Medical School and College of Engineering, the latter of which serves nearly 6,000 students. This new department governs our highly successful graduate programs in BME and a new, recently accredited undergraduate major in BME.

Applicants must electronically submit the application packet to the following website: (Applicants search Job Opening IDs 31917 (Asst), 31916 (Assoc), 31915 (Full)). The packet must contain a cover letter, complete vitae with list of publications, research grants and contracts, detailed contact information for three references (Asst Prof only), a 1-page statement of teaching interest and vision, and a 3-page statement of the applicant’s research vision. Letters of recommendation for Asst Prof should be sent directly from the references to Research programs will be evaluated for the importance of research questions they address, and their adoption and generation of novel technologies. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to teaching and mentoring students from all backgrounds. The diversity statement should highlight expected contributions to broadening participation in engineering (BPE) or that outlines their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and how they will contribute to an inclusive environment as part of their teaching, research, and service. Address the cover letter to Dr. George Spirou, Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Medical Engineering, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave, ENG030, Tampa, Florida, 33620.

The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants who need disability accommodations to participate in the selection process should notify Khoa Dinh, Equal Opportunity Liaison Coordinator at (813) 974-9272 at least seven working days in advance of need. 


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