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Assistant Professor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must submit: a letter of application; a comprehensive curriculum vitae; a three-page statement of research expertise and plans; a one-page statement of teaching interests; and names and complete contact information of three to five professional references. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2017. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed as necessary.

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number F336P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/22586
Working Title Assistant Professor
Department Biomedical Engineering
About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Department of Biomedical Engineering, launched in Fall 2012, is home to nearly 225 undergraduates, 40 graduate students and ten faculty members. The Department occupies 8600 sq. ft. of newly remodeled office and teaching lab space in the John A. White, Jr. Engineering Hall and over 12,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art research lab space in the Engineering Research Center. Faculty research expertise includes: biomaterials; cellular and molecular engineering; cancer detection and therapy; cardiovascular biomechanics and mechanobiology; biomedical imaging and optics; regenerative medicine; bioseparations and biomolecular simulations.

The College of Engineering consists of eight departments that offer BS degrees in nine disciplines, MS degrees in ten disciplines, and a PhD degree in Engineering with several concentrations. The undergraduate enrollment in the college currently stands at over 3,000 and the graduate enrollment stands at almost 900. The college has 103 tenured/tenure-track full-time faculty associated with it and generally has externally funded annual research expenditures of approximately $20M.

Department Home Page biomedical-engineering.uark.edu
Job Type Faculty
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Engineering Hall
Summary of Job Duties

The Assistant Professor’s job duties of this position include: developing and sustaining an externally-funded research program leading to national and international recognition; teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other research personnel in the area of biomedical engineering; performing service activities commensurate with the position; and interacting with other researchers across campus to establish an interdisciplinary research program.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or a related discipline at the time of the application that must be conferred by the start of employment
  • Research expertise in one or more of the following areas: biomedical imaging, regenerative medicine, biomechanics, and biomaterials
  • Sustainable record of scholarly research as demonstrated by the ability to publish in established national and international peer-reviewed journals, as well as, teaching and mentoring expertise
Preferred Qualifications
Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally

  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Sharps

Frequently

  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking

Constantly

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? Yes
If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date
Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351
Askhr.uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants must submit: a letter of application; a comprehensive curriculum vitae; a three-page statement of research expertise and plans; a one-page statement of teaching interests; and names and complete contact information of three to five professional references.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2017. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed as necessary.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Research Philosophy
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Patents
  2. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
  3. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont.
  4. Proof of Veterans Status