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Assistant Professor Mechanical and Materials Engineering- Biomedical

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor Mechanical and Materials Engineering- Biomedical
Department/College/Unit Mechanical & Materials Engineering-1067
Requisition Number F_170092
Posting Open Date 09/14/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
11/30/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (http://engineering.unl.edu/mme) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of biomedical engineering.

The UNL College of Engineering is undergoing an exciting period of significant growth, related in part to the University joining the Big Ten Conference in 2011. A major focus of the College’s teaching, research and outreach enterprise in the coming decade is to strengthen collaborations and partnerships with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Creighton University Medical Center, both located in Omaha, and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln. Consequently, the College is seeking to hire a multidisciplinary group of faculty that have complementary expertise related to Biomedical Engineering.

Research areas of particular interest include:
• Haptics and virtual medicine;
• Neural Engineering;
• Device technologies and biomedical robots;
• Multi-scale biomechanics and biofluid mechanics;
• Nano and micro technologies.

There are many opportunities for collaborations across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and UNMC, including the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior, the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory, the Center for Advanced Surgical Technology, the Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine, and the Nebraska Regenerative Medicine Project, as well as new faculty hired under this initiative across the College of Engineering.
UNL has also recently received an NIH COBRE grant to support the Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication (http://go.unl.edu/cibc); new hires may be eligible to receive funding and mentoring under this grant.
The Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering consists of approximately 34 tenure/tenure-track faculty, 700 undergraduate students, and 140 graduate students. In addition to biomedical engineering, research priority areas include energy, micro/nanoengineering, and manufacturing. An outstanding infrastructure exists for conducting research, including central facilities housing state-of-the-art instrumentation within the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, the Center for Biotechnology, the Nebraska Nanoengineering Research Facility, and new core biomedical facilities within the College of Engineering.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education with the potential to establish a strong externally-funded research program.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates should demonstrate strong potential to establish an externally-funded research program in the following priority areas of emphasis:
• Haptics and virtual medicine;
• Neural Engineering;
• Device technologies and biomedical robots;
• Multi-scale biomechanics and biofluid mechanics;
• Nano and micro technologies.

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Criminal History Background Check Required No
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How to Apply

Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form. Attach a cover letter (with specialty clearly stated), CV, research and teaching statements (4 pages total – combine and attach as Other Document), and a list of three references.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Nancy Re, Personnel Generalist, College of Engineering, nre2@unl.edu

Job Category
Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading
Job Type 9 Month
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date 08/13/2018
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents