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Assistant/Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering UTSA

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to start in the Fall of 2014. Preference will be given to those applicants with research expertise that is complimentary to the existing research focus areas of the department, namely tissue engineering, cellular engineering, biomechanics, biophotonics, bionanotechnology, and vascular bioengineering. Required qualifications for the position include a doctorate in biomedical engineering or a closely related field, potential to establish an outstanding, extramurally-supported research program, and promise for excellence in teaching. Responsibilities for the position will include research, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the department, college, and University.                     

The BME Department participates in the Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering between UTSA and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The joint program currently offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. As of June 2013, there are 36 Core and 28 Associated faculty in the Joint Graduate Program with ongoing research in the areas of biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors, bioimaging, and tissue engineering. Funding of faculty research has averaged $20 million/year since the Program’s inception in 2003. Additional information about the BME Department can be found at http://engineering.utsa.edu/BME/ while information about the Joint Graduate Program can be found at http://engineering.utsa.edu/bme/BME_program/index.html                       

San Antonio is centrally located in South Central Texas and enjoys a mild climate and low cost of living. The metropolitan area is a hub for both the medical and bioscience industries and is home to Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Southwest Research Institute, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, and a number of biotech companies. Many faculty in the Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering and staff at these organizations are actively engaged in collaborative projects of mutual interest.

Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vita, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and complete contact information for at least three references. Applications will be accepted until October 31st, 2013. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to 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. These positions are pending budget approval.

UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications may be sent by either e-mail (preferred) or surface mail to:

Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0712
bmefaculty.search@utsa.edu