The Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for tenured associate and full Professor positions seeded by a $6.5 million gift from Bioengineering alumnus, Richard Hill, and his wife, Loan Hill. In the next few years as we approach our 50th anniversary we will establish several endowed positions, with emphasis on recruiting world leaders in multiple areas of Bioengineering, including but not limited to bio-nanotechnology, computational systems biology, bio-imaging, regenerative medicine and rehabilitation engineering. UIC, located just west of downtown, is the largest public research university in the metropolitan Chicago area with a total annual budget of $2 billion and research expenditures of $335 million. The campus has 15 colleges and schools including the largest medical school in the country, serving one of the nation’s most diverse student populations, with a total student body of approximately 28,000, faculty of 2,000, and supporting staff of 8,000.
The Department of Bioengineering, jointly operated by the College of Engineering (COE) and College of Medicine (COM) at UIC, has 18 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty and over 100 adjunct faculty, with 260 undergraduate, 50 MS and 110 PhD students. While Bioengineering has been a part of the University since 1965, in the last fifteen years 15 new faculty have been recruited to the department. A graduate major in Bioinformatics was established in 2003, with current enrollment of 30 PhD students. The department has a long tradition of working closely with health and life science researchers at UIC, as well as with investigators at four other major academic medical centers in the Chicago area, to pursue interdisciplinary research.
We seek world leaders who will engage in transformational bioengineering or bioinformatics research. Applicants should be outstanding technically in their basic science and engineering niche, yet have a strong collaborative interest in specific application areas. Individuals that can bridge areas of existing expertise in the department with each other and with expertise found elsewhere at UIC and in the Chicago region, such as areas fostered by the Chicago Biomedical Consortium and the following interdepartmental UIC Centers – Cancer Center, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Cardiovascular Research – or who can leverage other unique regional facilities, such as Argonne National Lab, are especially encouraged to apply.
-Ph.D. in bioengineering or a related field
-Current tenured associate or full Professor at a University and/or hospital
This will be an ongoing open and continuous search process. The desired start date for these positions is as early as August 16, 2014. The University of Illinois at Chicago is a major research university with a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UIC especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University’s research, teaching, and Great Cities’ mission. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Apply electronically with a complete vita, separate 1-page statements outlining teaching and research plans, and contact information for three evaluators who have agreed to write letters of reference, at:https://jobs.uic.edu.
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