The Biomedical Engineering Program in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine at West Virginia University (WVU) is soliciting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting as early as Spring 2022. WVU provides strong support for the research work of its faculty, including start-up funds, renovated laboratory space and access to state-of-the-art core facilities, as well as mentorship opportunities for collaborations and individual professional growth.
Candidates must hold a PhD in biomedical engineering or related discipline at the time of application; the successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded independent research program in one or more of the following example areas Neurocircuitry, Neural Engineering, and Rehabilitation Engineering. Candidates must have a sustainable record of scholarly research as demonstrated by the ability to publish in established national and international peer-reviewed journals, as well as teaching and mentoring experience. The duties of this position include but are not limited to: (1) developing and sustaining an externally funded interdisciplinary research program leading to national and international recognition; (2) teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows' and other research personnel in the area of candidate's expertise; and (3) performing national and university service activities commensurate with the position. Additional expectations will be for the candidate to describe how active collaborations with researchers from Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI), Health Sciences Center (HSC) and associated centers and institutes could be initiated and maintained.
West Virginia University is a comprehensive land-grant institution in Morgantown, WV, with an enrollment of over 29,000 students, with Carnegie Classification -R1: Doctoral Universities Highest Research Activity. The Statler College has seven academic departments, over 4,700 students, and 135 faculty members, with about $30M in annual external research expenditures. The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has 16 faculty members and approximately 240 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels in both chemical and biomedical engineering. The Biomedical Engineering program has eight participating faculty from several departments including Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science and Electrical Engineering as well as several adjunct faculty in other colleges at WVU.
RNI is housed at WVU and is a premier research and innovation center for Neuroscience with more than 177 affiliated biomedical and clinical faculty, and with about $14M in annual external research expenditures; the Department of Neuroscience is one of the RNI departments. The department has 21 primary faculty members and over 50 joint associates and approximately 30 doctoral students.
Morgantown and vicinity have a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see http://www.wvu.edu and http://www.morgantown.com. Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career (https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration (https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search, and it belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv).
To apply for this opportunity, visit jobs.wvu.edu. Applications of qualified candidates must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names' and complete contact information of three professional references, a three-page narrative describing research expertise and plans, and a two-page statement on teaching philosophy. The cover letter should clearly describe how the candidate would contribute effectively to the active collaboration between the biomedical engineering and neuroscience programs, foster collaborative research directions with colleagues at our institution and elsewhere, and promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Application review begins on September 1, 2021. For further information, contact Dr. Cerasela Zoica Dinu, Search Chair via email: Cerasela-Zoica.Dinu@mail.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.