Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry

Vanderbilt University School of Engineering

Description

Vanderbilt University (VU) Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the Department of Chemistry seek candidates to join our productive, diverse, and interdisciplinary tenure-track faculty. We seek candidates who are conducting research that integrates approaches in analytical chemistry and device engineering to drive medical or biological discovery. This may include, but is not limited to, advanced approaches utilizing biophotonics and biosensors. Collaborative opportunities exist with the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center, the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4) and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, a comprehensive NIH cancer center, among other entities.

Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally renowned research institution and a pioneer in the field of biomedical engineering, having established our BME program in 1968.  Vanderbilt is ranked 14th among national universities and has a student body of over 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including more than 25% minority students and 10.5% international students from 84 countries.  VU BME is consistently ranked in the top 25 BME departments nationally and is fueled by the physical proximity with our top 10 School of Medicine.  The School of Medicine, ranked at number 8 in total grant support from the NIH (more than $340 million in 2016), contributes to Vanderbilt University and Medical Center federally funded research expenditures that are in excess of $648 million.  The School of Engineering currently comprises 100 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and teaches 1,400 undergraduate and over 500 graduate students. 

Vanderbilt is located in the vibrant city of Nashville, the state capital of Tennessee.  The city is a hub for the music, healthcare, banking, publishing, and transportation industries.  It is recognized for its diverse music, earning the nickname “Music City, USA”.  Nashville features an assortment of cultural, entertainment, and dining attractions.  Some of the city’s annual events include: the Nashville Film Festival, Iroquois Steeplechase, the CMA Music Festival, Nashville Pride, the Let Freedom Sing Celebration, the Tomato Art Festival, the African Street Festival, Live on the Green Music Festival, Nashville Cultural Festival, Nashville Oktoberfest, and the Southern Festival of Books.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifications

We seek candidates who are conducting research that integrates approaches in analytical chemistry and device engineering to drive medical or biological discovery. This may include, but is not limited to, advanced approaches utilizing biophotonics and biosensors. Collaborative opportunities exist with the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center, the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4) and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, a comprehensive NIH cancer center, among other entities.

Application Instructions

We invite applications for this position at http://apply.interfolio.com/87905.  Application materials must include a cover letter with names and contact information of at least three references, a CV, a research plan highlighting synergies within the Vanderbilt community, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications will be evaluated immediately upon receipt, and those received by June 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.  Please address questions to Prof. Michael King at BMEDeptFacultySearch@Vanderbilt.Edu.