Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Tenure Track

Position Description & Details: Description The University of North Dakota (UND) is searching to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in biomedical engineering. This is a 9-month tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to UND’s research and education programs related to biomedical engineering. This position is contingent upon availability of funding. This position will be primarily on campus (not remote).

The successful candidate will be appointed to a faculty position in the academic department most appropriate to their area of expertise, which is expected to be in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science or the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience developing biomedical applications of data science, photonics, or signal and image processing.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant must have a demonstrated dedication to excellence in engineering education and the potential to develop an externally funded research program.  The successful applicant will have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. The successful applicant will have the following primary responsibilities and duties:

    Instruction and research in the area of biomedical engineeringTeaching a 1/1 or 2/2 course load in their discipline, both on-campus and at-a-distance, potentially including both classroom and laboratory settings.  Initial appointment may include a reduced teaching load to initiate research activity.Advising students in course planning and fulfilling graduation requirements.Communicating effectively in English with students, families, faculty, staff and other professional colleagues in person and at-a-distance (phone, email, etc.)Utilizing computer hardware and software to carry out teaching, research, and service responsibilities to their departmentOperating laboratory equipment and instrumentation appropriate to the candidate’s fieldParticipating in school, college/university, and professional service activitiesConducting engineering scholarly activities including grant preparation and submission, mentoring of graduate student researchers, publication of results, and development of an externally funded research program
Required Competencies:
    Broad knowledge of academic and commercial development relevant to medical devices and technologiesProven ability to operate effectively as a team player and leader who works effectively with superiors, peers, and subordinates and has strong interpersonal skills.
Minimum Requirements:
    PhD degree in a relevant engineering, science, or computing disciplineExperience and a strong publication record in biomedical engineering research and the development of medical devices and technologiesSuccessful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
    Experience developing biomedical applications of data science, photonics, or signal and image processing Post-doctoral research experience in biomedical engineeringExperience working directly with medical device companiesExpertise with photonics or signal and image processingTeaching experience in engineering discipline Experience or demonstrated ability working with diverse groups.
Minimum Hiring Salary/Start Date

The appointment is expected to begin May 16 or August 16, 2022.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To ApplyFor full consideration, applications must be received by March 01, 2022 and include the following materials:

    Resume 4-page statement of teaching and research interestsNames and contact information of three (3) references
Questions may be directed to the search chair at [email protected]

Official Transcripts will be required once selected for the position. 

Position is open until filled.

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application MaterialsPursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO StatementThe University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s PreferenceVeterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery StatementIn compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.


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