Job ID: 135339

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary

  • Dec. 19, 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering
  • Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education (CBRE)
  • University of Calgary
    Calgary, AB
  • Jan. 30, 2020
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

The Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Biomedical Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary involves more than 300 faculty members with current annual research funding exceeding $75M. The university has made significant investments in Biomedical Engineering to date, including the allocation of six Tier 1 and nine Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. A strong culture of collaboration and cross-disciplinary research excellence is enabled by significant research infrastructure located in multiple centers across campus. The University of Calgary’s multidisciplinary Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering research strategy drives innovations that are saving lives and revolutionizing health care. Biomedical Engineering is led by the Schulich School of Engineering, the Cumming School of Medicine, and the faculties of Kinesiology, Nursing, Science, and Veterinary Medicine. With collaborative teams focused on human mobility, health monitoring and management including e-health, advanced biomedical imaging, precision bio-diagnostics, regenerative medicine and novel medical technologies, our researchers are transforming health services and quality of life. Please visit our website ( for more information.

The primary research focus of the candidate should be related to the development of analytical tools and engineering approaches for data integration, data science and artificial intelligence for biomedical/health applications. Ability to teach in one of these areas is a requirement. Successful candidates will have a background in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, computer engineering, engineering physics, or closely related fields. The position offers widespread opportunities to perform collaborative, integrated studies spanning basic science to clinical science. Application areas that align with strengths at the University of Calgary may include child and maternal health; infection, inflammation and chronic diseases; brain and mental health; bone and joint health; regenerative medicine; cardiac science; cancer; public health; veterinary medicine, or others.

The position will be recruited through the Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education (CBRE) and be appointed in one of the departments in the Schulich School of Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and lead an externally funded research program, contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and participate in professional and university service. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or equivalent and be eligible to apply for P.Eng status. Candidates will have demonstrated research excellence and the potential for impact in the field. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a convincing statement of teaching philosophy and commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship. Candidates are expected to contribute to service within the university setting and the wider community.

In alignment with the University of Calgary’s Eyes High strategic vision, and in support of its strategic academic and research priorities of leadership, teaching and research integration, and creating a dynamic environment to promote research excellence, the successful applicant will actively contribute to research, teaching and curriculum development, and student/postdoc supervision. In time, it is expected that the successful applicant will grow into a leadership role within Biomedical Engineering and the institution. A competitive salary and an attractive start-up package will be provided.

The Schulich School of Engineering is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. In 2016, the Schulich School of Engineering was recognized with the KNOVO Award of Distinction to honour school’s commitment to diversity and equity.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via UCalgary Careers ( Please include:

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research (not to exceed two pages)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy promoting student learning and success (not to exceed two pages). This can include information on teaching experience, training, and mentoring inside and outside the classroom at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels.
  • A statement on promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (not to exceed two pages)
  • The names and contact information of at least three referees

Applications may be addressed to:

Dr. Elena Di Martino
Chair of the Academic Search Committee

The application deadline is January 30, 2020.

For more information and to apply:…

  • The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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Contact Information

  • Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education (CBRE)
    University of Calgary
    Calgary, AB

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