Assoc. Professor/Professor & Chair of the Depart of Biomedical Engineering at Marshall Univ
Location: Huntington, West Virginia
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Salary: commensurate with experience
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Internal Number: 17341
Marshall University invites applications for the position of Associate Professor/Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. We seek an outstanding researcher and educator who is a visionary leader to lead and grow the biomedical engineering department at Marshall University.
Applications are welcomed from individuals with a background in any sub-discipline of biomedical engineering. The ideal candidate must possess a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D., and have an exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching, and service at a level sufficient for appointment as a tenured Professor or Associate Professor. Candidates should have a record of effective mentorship, and a passion for facilitating the development of fellow faculty members at all levels. Candidates should also demonstrate visionary leadership, strong interpersonal skills and administrative talent, and a commitment to continued excellence and innovation in research and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students. Successful candidates must have an established history of extramural research funding, and an interest in cultivating opportunities for industrial outreach and collaboration.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (BSBME) degree, which was established in 2018, and underwent an initial evaluation for accreditation by ABET. While the official result of this accreditation will not be known until the end of the summer, there has been no indication that it will not happen. With its growing student enrollment and established record of student success, the primary goal of the BSBME program is to prepare graduates to succeed in professional careers by providing them with the technical and analytical skills sought by employers and medical and graduate schools. To this end the BSBME program provides students specialized technical training at the interface of basic science and medical engineering. The program curriculum was jointly developed between Marshall’s College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, College of Science, and School of Medicine, and allows undergraduate students to specialize in biomechanics, biomaterials and tissue engineering, or instrumentation, signals, and imaging.
The current active research by the BME faculty involves NSF-funded nanoparticle imaging, a NASA EPSCoR-funded project testing biological cells in a microcapsule in the wind tunnel located at the NASA Langley research center, and screening molecular markers for degenerative disorders using human postmortem tissues through the nation-wide repositories of the NIH Biobank. The department has offices, classrooms, and laboratories in the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex (WAEC), a 152,000 ft2 facility located next to the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center (BBSC), a 200,000 ft2 research facility. Opportunities exist for collaboration with researchers and clinicians at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The genomics core facility at the BBSC enables whole exome sequencing and RNA sequencing, and also provides advanced resources and technical support through the state and federal (NIH) funding.
Review of candidates will begin August 15th and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is negotiable. Candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and full contact information for at least three references.
Marshall University is a co-educational public research university in Huntington, West Virginia, founded in 1837 and named after John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. Marshall is West Virginia's second-largest university and has been accredited continuously as an institution of higher learning by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1928. It has earned and maintains specialized accreditation status with 21 agencies responsible for evaluating and conferring specialty accreditation for educational programs and fields of study such as business, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, psychology, and teacher education speech-language pathology.
The University is composed of academic units that include the Colleges of Arts and Media; Business; Education and Professional Development; Engineering and Computer Sciences; Liberal Arts; Health Professions and Science, as well as the Honors College; University College, the Graduate College; the School of Pharmacy and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Marshall's offerings include 120 degree programs leading to associate, bachelor's, master's, first professional and doctoral degrees. In addition, the university provides certificate programs in a number of fields.
Huntington offers a favorable cost of living, close proximity to a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities (e.g., skiing, mountain biking, fishing, trails, rafting, hunting, boating, horseback riding, New River Gorge National Park, etc.), and a broad range of urban, sub-urban, and rural areas within easy driving distance of campus. Huntington is a vibrant, progressive city with a diverse economic base, and serves as a hub of the Tri-State (Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia) Ashland-Ironton-Huntington metropolitan area, which spans seven counties among its three states and has a population of 365,419. Marshall University is one of the largest employers in Cabell County, West Virginia, second only to its affiliated Mountain Health Network, and is a major contributor to the heart and soul of the community.
It is the policy of Marshall University to provide equal education and employment opportunities for prospective and current members of its student body, faculty and staff on the basis of individual qualifications and merit. Marshall University is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. Accordingly, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment.