Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University invites applicants for one tenure-track position in the newly formed Biomedical Engineering (BME) program in the Department of Physics and Engineering. We are looking for individuals whose primary research interests are in Biomechanics, Cell and Tissue Engineering, or other related BME areas. This position starts August 2019. The position is offered at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptionally well-qualified candidates with significant experience can be considered for the rank of Associate Professor. Actual starting salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidates will work from the Department of Physics and Engineering within the College of the Sciences and Mathematics.
Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, or a closely related engineering discipline. The successful candidate must be able to teach the associated courses in the BME curriculum.
Preference will be given to candidates who have potential for excellence in teaching and high quality research as documented by publications in peer-reviewed journals in the biomedical engineering area. Candidates are expected to develop research and outstanding undergraduate teaching programs in their areas of specialty. This includes developing undergraduate courses, academic advising, and being actively involved in the ABET accreditation process. Candidates at the rank of Associate Professor should have a distinguished record of research and teaching activities
Selected applicants will be invited for phone/skype interviews. On-campus interviews occurring in February 2019 will include a demonstration of teaching as well as a research presentation. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research plans, a description of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references with contact information to our online application system at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Reference letters will be requested before the candidate is called for a phone interview and should be emailed directly by the referees to SEARCH-BME@wcupa.edu with the applicant's name in the subject line. Review of completed applications begins on 15 December 2018 and continues until the position is filled.
West Chester University is a comprehensive university of 15,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students in a limited number of Masters programs. The Department of Physics and Engineering consists of 11 faculty positions and offers a B.S. and B.S. Ed. in Physics as well as participates in cooperative Physics-Engineering dual-degree programs with other universities. For more information about the University and the Department, consult our web pages. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.