Faculty opening

The Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the general area of computational healthcare. This position will begin in August 2019. This position requires a PhD in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field.

The successful candidate will have expertise in the use of biomedical signal/image processing, artificial intelligence, and/or health informatics toward predictive modeling of disease.  Required qualifications include a strong commitment to effective teaching and mentoring students in the area of biomedical engineering, the potential to develop an internationally recognized research program, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to work towards a welcoming and inclusive environment.  Desirable skills include a previous record of development of systems for healthcare decision making, evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration in a healthcare setting, and a strong track record of peer-reviewed dissemination of research.

The University of Iowa offers an exceptional environment for interdisciplinary collaboration with centers and institutes that include the Iowa Informatics InitiativeIowa Genetics Cluster Initiative, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Aging Mind and Brain Initiative/Center on AgingIowa Institute for Biomedical ImagingInstitute for Clinical and Translational Science, and the Prevention Research Center.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the university-wide multidisciplinary Iowa Informatics Initiative encompassing informatics research and education. The faculty member will complement existing University of Iowa expertise and help form the core of this initiative.

The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity and excellence in education.  We embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential.  Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of diversity and emphasize the value of global citizenship.  As part of the application, candidates are required to provide a commitment to diversity statement that provides their perspective on the educational challenges faced by underrepresented and disadvantaged populations and describes their past, current and planned future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values in the areas of teaching, research mentoring and broader impacts, or other professional service.  To learn more about the University of Iowa’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit https://diversity.uiowa.edu/.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career | Build a Life.” For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see:  https://worklife.uiowa.edu/.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Detailed descriptions of the available position, candidate requirements, and the application process can be found at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ under the faculty section, searching requisition #73471.

Further inquiries regarding this position can be sent to: bme@engineering.uiowa.edu.

Note to applicants: Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a commitment to diversity statement, and names and addresses of three references.  An application that does not include all of these required elements will be considered incomplete.  Please address all required and desirable qualifications in your application materials.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.