Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Biomedical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates with research expertise in neuro-engineering (including but not limited to bio/neuro-instrumentation, neural signal processing (AI and machine learning in particular), neuro-rehabilitation, neuromodulation, neuro-robotics, and/or neuro-interfacing. A PhD in biomedical engineering or closely related field is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses while conducting high-quality research in neural engineering.
The Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering has 23 full-time faculty. Our BME faculty conduct research in; neural signal processing; neuro-instrumentation; neuro-modulation; wearable health systems; medical image and signal processing; cardiac electrophysiology and resuscitation; physiological modeling; and assistive technology. The Department offers programs leading to the BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The interdisciplinary nature of our Department will provide the new faculty member with opportunities to interact with a broad range of colleagues. A brand-new 195,000 square foot engineering building has recently been inaugurated and provides an excellent environment for interdisciplinary research collaborations.
The interdisciplinary nature of this position will provide the new faculty member with excellent opportunities to collaborate across departments such as: Computer Science and Statistics, Communicative Disorders, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Nursing, and Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The University of Rhode Island is a partner in the George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience (https://ryaninstitute.uri.edu/) and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (https://web.uri.edu/inp/) which recently started an undergraduate program (https://www.uri.edu/features/neuroscience/). Ongoing collaborations currently exist with research hospitals and industries in the Providence and Boston areas. Optional opportunities to teach courses in electrical engineering or computer engineering will be available.
The University of Rhode Island is a comprehensive doctoral research, Land Grant, Sea Grant and Urban Grant University. URI College of Engineering offers innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, stresses links between diverse fields of inquiry, and values outreach, scholarship, and laboratory-based learning. The University of Rhode Island is a medium-sized public university located near the southeastern end of the state and picturesque New England. The main campus is located in Kingston, an established, family-friendly, small community only five miles from the Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Rhode Island’s proximity to the ocean moderates its weather compared to other New England states. The region offers excellent outdoor recreational activities, good public school systems, and ready access by car or public transportation to Providence, Boston, New Haven, and New York City metropolitan areas and airports.
The starting date is negotiable, and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by 1/10/2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by 1/24/2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration (1/24/2021) may not be given full consideration.
Visit the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for job posting (F00212).
Applicants are required to attach only the following 6 separate (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) a cover letter, (#2) A complete curriculum vitae, (#3) A narrative describing your research and how it relates to neuro-engineering (as one complete pdf doc), (#4) A narrative describing your teaching philosophy and background, and preferences (including existing courses in ECBE department such as BME 362/3, BME 461, and new courses you might develop) (as one complete pdf doc), (#5) "Other Document" – a one-page narrative describing your diversity position, and (#6) "Other" – the names and contact information of at least three references.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.
Additional information is available at the URI web sites of the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering (https://web.uri.edu/engineering/about/electrical-computer-biomedical/), and the Department of Human Resources (www.uri.edu/hr). Questions about the position can be forwarded to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Walter Besio, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to building a multicultural workforce and strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans to apply. The University of Rhode Island is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.