Faculty Positions in Florida International university

FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a vibrant, international city.  FIU offers more than 190 baccalaureate, masters, professional and doctoral degree programs to over 46,000 students.  As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement and is committed to finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our times.  It has achieved Carnegie Research University status (with high research activity).  In 2006, FIU launched the first public medical school in South Florida. The College of Engineering and Computing is home to a state-of-the-art nanofabrication and medical device packaging facility.

Endowed by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, the Biomedical Engineering (BME) department at FIU is a dynamic and expanding department with active interdisciplinary research programs.  We invite applications for multiple tenure-track / tenured faculty positions initially at the Assistant and Associate Professor level to begin as early as January 2012. We are seeking highly qualified individuals with expertise and research experience in one or more of the following areas: technology for stimulation and/or recording from the peripheral/central neuromuscular system; computational neuroscience; multimodal imaging of the nervous system; engineered orthopedic, neural and other tissue model systems.  Applications in these areas are of particular interest but others that are aligned with the Biomedical Engineering Department specialties will also be considered. A track record of entrepreneurial translation to industry or the clinic would be highly desirable.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Biomedical Engineering or a related science or engineering field.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of scholarly work commensurate with rank and will be expected to develop and sustain a high-quality funded research program.  Candidates must have a commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels and be qualified to develop and teach courses in neural or cell and tissue science and engineering. The new faculty will be expected to develop collaborative research within the university, as well as with clinical and industrial partners of the Department.  Faculty for consideration of a tenured appointment must have an established record of scholarly accomplishment and national/international recognition.  Prior establishment of industrial and clinical partnerships and translational success will be considered an asset. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

BME faculty is funded by NIH, DOD, AHA, NSF, FL DOH and industry. The department offers the BS (ABET accredited), MS, BS/MS, BS/MS in Engineering Management and PhD programs.  It has over 300 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. The department faculty is also actively engaged in joint curriculum development and research of interest to the Honors College, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences.  Miami is home to several major medical institutions as well as the Veterans Affairs Health Care System.   For more information about the Department please visit our web site at http://www.bme.fiu.edu/. Additional faculty appointments may be made in appropriate academic departments.  Application materials should include curriculum vitae, teaching and research statement, and a list of at least three references. Review of applications will begin Fall of 2011 and continue until the positions are filled.

Please apply on line by visiting our website at http://www.fiujobs.org/ and reference positions #35590, 35591, 35592. Inquiries can be sent via e-mail to: Dr.Tsoukias, Chair of the BME Search and Screen Committee,bmejobs@fiu.edu

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