Biomedical Engineering/School of Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Position ID:Vandy-BME-BMECHBE [#3013]
Position Title: Joint Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Nashville, Tennessee 37235, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2013/11/01 finished (posted 2013/08/27, finished 2014/05/04, listed until 2014/02/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University (VUBME and VUChBE) invite applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position. VUBME/VUChBE seeks an outstanding candidate who can synergistically leverage our interdisciplinary environment, including our co-located School of Medicine and College of Arts and Science, to establish a leading research program that applies engineering approaches to enhance tissue regeneration. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program, along with an equal commitment to outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. All levels will be considered, but senior candidates with translational research interests and the credentials to lead joint initiatives between engineering and medicine are particularly invited to apply. This opportunity is part of an interdisciplinary Vanderbilt research thrust in 'Medicine and Health' and leverages a new building, combining engineering and medicine in an integrated way among shared, open-format research space and projected for occupancy in summer of 2016. VUBME ( and VUChBE ( exist at the scientific and geographic interface of Vanderbilt's research and clinical departments of its renowned medical center, making it an ideal location for engineering research in translational regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Furthermore, interdisciplinary institutes including the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB), and Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) offer access to comprehensive and state-of-the-art core facilities.

Ranked in the top 20 nationally, Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally recognized research university located on 330 park-like acres one and one-half miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Its ten distinct schools share a single cohesive campus that nurtures interdisciplinary activities. The School of Engineering currently comprises 91 tenured and tenure-track faculty, operates with an annual budget of over $100 million, including $70 million from externally funded research, and serves 1,300 undergraduate and over 450 graduate students. In the 2013 rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School ranks 5th among programs with fewer than 100 faculty.

With a metro population of approximately 1.5 million people, Nashville has been named one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family by Fortune magazine, was ranked as the number one most popular U.S. city for corporate relocations by Expansion Management magazine, and was named by Forbes magazine as one of the 25 cities most likely to have the country's highest job growth over the coming five years. Major industries include health care management, tourism, printing and publishing, higher education, music production, and automobile manufacturing. Applications should be submitted electronically at Academic Jobs Online ( and must include: a cover letter with names and contact information of at least three references, a CV, a statement of research and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications received prior to 15 November 2013 will receive priority in evaluation. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the cultural and intellectual diversity of its faculty. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Vanderbilt University
Biomedical Engineering
VU Station B, Box 351631
Nashville, TN 37235

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