UT Dallas Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science & UT Southwestern Medical Center
Head, Department of Bioengineering (ptg120510)
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The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and UT Southwestern Medical Center seek nominations and applications for Head of their Department of Bioengineering, a joint venture between UTD, a nationally ranked engineering school, and UT Southwestrn, one of the nation's premier biomedical research centers.
We seek an internationally known leader in the field of bioengineering, broadly defined. The ideal applicant will have experience directing productive groups of research and/or clinical staff and a demonstrated ability to work effectively in the research, teaching, and clinical environments of a major medical research center. The Head will have a unique opportunity to shape the nascent Department of Bioengineering through the hiring of new faculty, recruiting students, and initiating cutting edge research programs. Recent gifts of over $15M will be used by the incoming Head to endow chairs and professorships, fund undergraduate and graduate fellowships, and equip state-of-the-art laboratories for research and education. In addition, UTD has recently announced the formation of a new Center for Biomedical Devices, in partnership with Texas Instruments. The new Head of Bioengineering will work closely with the Center's Director, as well as with the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) to develop biomedical devices for a wide range of applications. The recently established Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) provides additional funding opportunities and resources for Texas-based scientists and engineers.
The Department of Bioengineering at UTD currently offers the BS, MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering. The MS and PhD degree programs are offered jointly with UT Southwestern and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). In addition to Bioengineering, the Erik Johnson School is home to the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, and Systems Engineering and has interdisciplinary programs in Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, and Software Engineering.
Opportunities for joint university-industry research projects are excellent due to the close proximity of several hundred high-tech companies to the UTD and UT Southwestern campuses. For additional information, contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Bruce Gnade, Vice President for Research at UTD, email@example.com.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.
Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, letter of application, and contact information for five professional references or five letters of reference via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM available below.
Posted on: May 10, 2012
The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.