College of Engineering
University of Illinois at
The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, and anticipating
a doubling of our faculty and undergraduate student body over the next 5 years.
With the completion of a new building in the next 2 years, and the launch of a
new engineering-driven College of Medicine on the UIUC campus, the
opportunities to impact both fundamental and translational research are many.
To support these aspirations, the Department seeks full-time Bioengineering
faculty for tenured or tenure-track positions in the areas of translational
bioengineering, computational biology at the cell and molecular levels,
neuro-engineering, and cancer bioengineering. Other bioengineering research
areas may also be considered. Successful candidates will be expected to be
leaders of highly interdisciplinary research, be visionaries for the future of
engineering in medicine and biology, and perform academic duties associated
with our B.S., M.S., Ph.D. and M.D. educational programs.
Minimum qualifications include an
earned doctorate in Engineering, Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, or
related fields, outstanding academic credentials, and the ability to teach
effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dual-degree
candidates with an M.D. are encouraged to apply and have the opportunity for
joint appointments within our network of partnering clinical institutions.
Candidates will also have the unique opportunity for leadership roles in
building on our newly established engineering-driven College of Medicine, the
first of its kind. Senior level appointments at the rank of Associate or Full
Professor will be a priority, and are available and encouraged for persons of
international stature. Appointments at the Assistant Professor level will only
be available for exceptional junior candidates. Rank and salary will be commensurate
Start date is expected in the fall of 2017, however it is negotiable.
Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor
positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which
is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. Over the next
few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be
established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned
researchers. The two main research areas for this initiative are Bioengineering
and Big Data. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an internationally top-ranked
research institution. Our interdisciplinary and collegial academic community
encourages visionary leaders to establish new and innovative research programs
that may involve our Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the
Institute for Genomic Biology, the National Center for Supercomputing
Applications, the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, or our Carver
Biotechnology Center, among our many other research centers, clinical sites,
and educational programs.
To apply, please visit the website my.bioen.illinois.edu/join.
A cover letter with current contact information
including email address should be provided, as well as your curriculum vitae,
statements for research and teaching goals, and the names of three or more
references should be provided. If interested in being considered for one of the
aforementioned unique opportunities, the candidate should explicitly refer
to"Grainger Initiative" in the cover letter, and should include
"Bioengineering", or "Big Data" (whichever is applicable)
as one of his/her preferred research areas when prompted during the online
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2017. Early applications
are strongly encouraged as interviews may take place during the application
period, but a decision will not be made until after the closing date.
For further information call 217-300-4189, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1270 DCL, MC-278
1304 West Springfield Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
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