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Dept of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking a visionary and strategic leader in the field of biomedical engineering and invites applications for the Chair of Biomedical Engineering. This leadership position is intended for a candidate with an outstanding track record in research, excellence in teaching and professional accomplishments, as well as dedication to graduate and undergraduate education and commitment to faculty governance. Applicants must hold a doctorate in biomedical engineering or a related field, have demonstrated research and teaching excellence, have leadership experience in academia, and must be eligible for an appointment at the rank of Professor.

The BME B.S. degree program is part of the UTSA College of Engineering, whereas the BME M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs are joint programs between UTSA and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Currently, there are 10 faculty with primary appointments in the UTSA BME Department. In addition, there are 70 faculty associated with the Joint Graduate Program. Research interests and activities are in the areas of biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors, bioimaging, cellular and tissue engineering. Additional information about the BME Department, its undergraduate program, and the Joint Graduate Program can be found at BME Departmental website.

The City of San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the United States, is located in South Central Texas, enjoys a mild climate year-round, and has a low cost of living. The metropolitan area is a hub for several medical and bioscience industries and is home to San Antonio Military Medical Center, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, as well as many biotechnology companies. Faculty and staff of the Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering and researchers at the aforementioned organizations are actively engaged in collaborative research projects of mutual interest.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing the following information to the electronic address

  1. Curriculum Vitae,
  2. A statement of research interests (3-page limit),
  3. A statement of teaching interests (2-page limit),
  4. A vision statement (2-page limit), and
  5. Complete contact information for at least three professional references. 

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants selected for interviews must show proof that they will be eligible, and qualified, to work in the United States by the time of hire. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.