Job Opportunities

Current openings:

BME Lecturer Position – Cell and Tissue Engineering
BME Assistant Professor

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The University of Florida has launched an ambitious fundraising and hiring initiative to position itself among the nation’s best public research universities. In engineering, the recent naming of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering with a $50 million gift is catalyzing a $300 million transformation that includes faculty expansion to 300 total, new collaborative facilities, and innovative educational initiatives.  

In line with these goals, the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor and lecturer. The University of Florida is consistently ranked among the nation's top universities, and biomedical engineering serves as the research and educational interface between engineering and the health sciences. The UF BME graduate program is ranked 15th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report, which represents an 18 spot climb since 2013. As part of the department’s plan to grow to 25 outstanding faculty over the next few years, eight new faculty have been hired in the past three years. UF BME is proud of its diverse faculty and student body, and efforts are focused on continuing to build a cohesive and diverse team.

Biomedical Engineering at UF is uniquely situated, being co-localized with a top-ranked medical school, dental school, and veterinary school nearby. The Department is housed in a state-of-the art building (completed in 2010) located in the UF Medical School/Health Sciences, just steps away from the highly ranked College of Engineering. The $90.5 million, 163,000-square-foot building houses researchers from the Colleges of Medicine, Engineering, and Public Health; creating unique opportunities for new collaborations. Biomedical Engineering at UF partners with many local research centers and institutes including the McKnight Brain Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the Aging Institute, the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology (NIMET), the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Cancer and Genetics Institute and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. The department is also exceptionally positioned to contribute to translation of biomedical technologies because of the world-renowned resources for entrepreneurship and commercialization, including the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator, UF's 40-acre Innovation Square, and the burgeoning biomedical industry around Gainesville. Successful candidates will demonstrate promise to build collaboration with our partners into world-class research programs.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths — and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records Laws.

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BME Assistant Professor

Candidates working in all areas of biomedical engineering will be considered, particularly those areas that build on or complement existing strengths within the department and across campus. Special consideration will be given for candidates working in molecular imaging, biomedical informatics, DNA-editing and BioMEMs. In addition, areas of nano/micro-technologies that build collaborations with the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology (NIMET) are encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or related field. Applicants must have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching in biomedical engineering and a commitment to professional service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain a strong sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty in and outside the department, and be involved in service to the university and the profession.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

All candidates must apply through the University of Florida’s Employment website: please see the posting on Gatorjobs located here: UF GatorJobs. Applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis; however, to receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 24th, 2016. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Search Committee.

An application should consist of the following documents uploaded to the UF GatorJobs website:

1. Cover letter (summary and introduction)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. CV Highlights (please fill out the following pdf template: click here), [upload as 'Work Sample']
4. Other [combine statements below into one document and upload as 'Other Document']

  • Personal statement (your personal motivation for being in BME and broader professional goals),
  • Statement of research experience and future goals,
  • Statement of teaching goals,
  • Statement describing synergy with potential UF collaborators.

5. Names and email addresses of three or more references

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BME Lecturer Position – Cell and Tissue Engineering

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida seeks a passionate lecturer to contribute to our rapidly growing and evolving undergraduate and graduate programs through excellence, innovation, and leadership in engineering education.

The lecturer will instruct selected biomedical engineering courses depending on the specific needs of the department. In particular, the lecturer will be responsible for managing the undergraduate Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory and for developing a counterpart laboratory experience for students in the graduate program. The candidate will also contribute to continuous curriculum improvement, academic program accreditation efforts, and developing new educational initiatives. Successful submission and funding of grants related to education is strongly encouraged. The candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in department, university, and professional service activities. Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. 

We seek outstanding candidates who have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or bioengineering, or a closely related discipline, with hands-on experience in cell and tissue engineering, demonstrated ability to work with mammalian cell culture, and enthusiasm for working with students. Experience with laboratory methods of molecular engineering and/or biomechanics are beneficial.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishments, a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching in biomedical engineering, and a commitment to professional service (e.g., through participation in professional societies). The successful candidate will be expected to teach biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate courses, collaborate with faculty in and outside the department, and be involved in service to the university and the profession.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Individuals must apply via UF GatorJobs and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three professional references to be contacted separately for letters, and a written statement on teaching experience and plans.

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UF and Gainesville Resources:

About BME

Why UF? Why Gainesville?

Guide to Greater Gainesville

BME Faculty Search Committee Chair: Dr. Peter McFetridge