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Department: Medical Engineering/0-2121-000

College/Division: College of Engineering/Academic Affairs

Salary Plan: Faculty

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable

Position Number: 00041786

Organization Summary:

Established in 1964 and currently led by Dean Robert H. Bishop, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is ranked #61 among public institutions (#98 overall) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 engineering graduate school rankings. The college serves more than 6,000 students, offering eleven bachelor’s programs, seven ABET-accredited, as well as 12 master’s and eight doctoral degrees. The College is actively engaged in local and global research activities with $34.1million in research expenditures for the fiscal year 2019-2020. The College has 12 major research centers and institutes and is actively engaged in local and global research activities focused on sustainability, biomedical engineering, computing technology and transportation.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.

University Leadership has made a strategic decision to build international standing in biomedical engineering (BME) by establishing and investing in a new Department of Medical Engineering, a true joint department between the USF Medical School and College of Engineering, the latter of which serves nearly 6,000 students. This new department governs our highly successful graduate programs in BME and a new undergraduate major in BME - just the 4th such program in the State system.

Position Summary:

The Department of Medical Engineering at the University of South Florida invites applications tenure positions at the Senior Full Professor level. The positions are expected to commence August 2022. The successful candidate is expected to lead a team of trainees, including graduate students in doctoral research, and help innovate the teaching of undergraduate and graduate level courses in biomedical engineering, including those in clinical and hospital settings in association with academic clinicians. The Faculty Member will contribute to USF’s successes in a priority BME research area such as neuroengineering, cardiac engineering, biomedical imaging, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, nanotechnologies, drug delivery, biomechanics, orthopedics, prosthetics, gene therapy or drug development. This is an opportunity for established leaders and new investigators to develop novel initiatives and expand or assemble high impact research groups. We strongly value technology transfer initiatives, and support the move of existing startup companies to Tampa Bay. Senior faculty can propose relocation of research groups to take advantage of our hiring capacity.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Normally will have produced creative work, professional writing or research in refereed and other professional journals, and be a recognized authority in the field of specialization. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

An earned Ph.D. from a biomedical engineering, or related engineering or quantitative science discipline(s). Evidence of national prominence through superior scholarship, active externally funded research, teaching excellence, and the ability to teach and mentor underrepresented groups is required. Competitive startup packages and top-quality lab space are available.

University of South Florida

Posted: July 11, 2021
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