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10-17-2006, 07:23 AM
*Assistant, Associate or Full Professor*

*Biomedical Engineering Program, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering*

*Colorado State University*

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University
invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor
position beginning Fall 2007. Exceptionally qualified applicants will be
considered at the Associate or Full Professor level.

*Position Description*

This is a full time position with a nine-month appointment, beginning in
the Fall term of 2007 or later. This faculty member will teach
undergraduate and graduate courses, advise undergraduate and graduate
students, develop an externally funded program that includes support of
graduate students, develop strong partnerships with the medical
device/bioengineering industry, and participate in appropriate
professional and University service activities.


Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to scholarship, the
development of an externally funded research program, and teaching at
the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have:

An earned doctorate (by August 2007) in engineering or a related science.

Research Experience in Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering, that is,
in the “Application of engineering and scientific principles to the
solution of problems in healthcare.”

Demonstrated ability or potential to develop a funded research program
that complements our existing Biomedical Engineering Program.

Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Mechanical
Engineering Department and Biomedical Engineering Program.

Individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas are
particularly encouraged to apply: cardiovascular biomechanics, advanced
medical imaging, and/or the application of nanotechnology to biomedical
problems. However, applications in all areas of biomedical
engineering/bioengineering will be considered. Current bioengineering
areas of expertise on the CSU campus include: orthopedic biomechanics,
tissue engineering, biomaterials, computational modeling,
bioseparations, biosensors, rehabilitation engineering, and medical
device design. The Biomedical Engineering Program enjoys strong
collaboration with the Professional Veterinary Medicine Program at CSU,
and applicants with complementary research interests are particularly

In addition, it is highly desirable for the applicant to have prior
federal funding (NIH, NSF, etc.) and a minimum of two years
post-doctoral experience in an academic, government or industrial setting.

*Biomedical Engineering Program*

The Biomedical Engineering Program (BEP) combines CSU’s strengths in
veterinary medicine, engineering and the sciences to provide an
interdisciplinary focus on improving health, fighting disease and aiding
persons with disabilities. There are currently 24 BEP core faculty and
28 BEP associate faculty members.

The BEP currently offers students two ways to study biomedical
engineering: the 30-credit Master of Engineering with a Specialization
in Biomedical Engineering Degree, or the 21-credit Biomedical
Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Certificate (the curricula for
these programs are available on the BEP web site

BEP has graduated 85 students since 2000 and currently ~50 active
students enrolled in the program. BEP expects to enroll the first
students in new research-based MS/PhD Bioengineering degrees in the Fall
of 2007.

*Professional Veterinary Medicine Program*

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) is
home to the #2 ranked veterinary medicine program in the nation (U.S.
News and World Report). The CVMBS faculty are involved in both basic and
clinical research -- premiere animal research facilities and the
clinical/surgical expertise to go with them are available in CVMBS. The
faculties from Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering and CVMBS
enjoy significant research collaborations, as exemplified by the
Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory (OBRL), directed by
Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering faculty (James and Puttlitz). The OBRL
is physically located on the Veterinary Teaching Hospital campus,
facilitating inter-college research collaboration and providing the OBRL
researchers with close access to clinical research facilities.

*Colorado State University and the College of Engineering*

Colorado State University, established in 1870, is a Carnegie
Doctoral/Research-Extensive land-grant institution enrolling over 25,000
students in eight colleges. The College of Engineering has approximately
95 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 265 research associates, nearly
1500 undergraduate students, and 600 MS and PhD students. There are five
departments within the College (Atmospheric Science, Chemical
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and
Mechanical Engineering), as well as an undergraduate degree program in
Environmental Engineering and an interdisciplinary program in Biomedical
Engineering. The College is also home to the NSF Center on Extreme
Ultraviolet Science and Technology, the NOAA-funded Cooperative
Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, and the EPA Rocky Mountain
Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center, in addition to many other
research centers. The College claims nearly one-third of the
University’s Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence, recognized
for the very high quality and the impact of their work nationally and
internationally. Additional information about the College and the
University can be found at www.welcome.colostate.edu.

*The Fort Collins Community*

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a community of
~120,000 situated 60 miles north of Denver against the foothills of the
Rocky Mountains. The Front Range region of Colorado is home to many
companies with ties to every department of the College and is
particularly known for its microelectronics and biotechnology
industries. Fort Collins has been ranked among the top five ideal places
to live in several recent national publications. Fort Collins has a
pleasant climate and numerous recreational and cultural opportunities.
In August 2006, Money magazine named Fort Collins the ‘Best Place to
Live in America’. Information on the city and its surroundings can be
found at www.ftcollins.com .

*Application Process*

Applicants should submit:

A curriculum vita.

A one-page statement of research interests.

A one-page statement of teaching interests.

The name and contact information of at least three references (please do
not include letters of recommendation at this time).

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 27,
2006. However, applications will be considered until the position is
filled. Application materials should be submitted electronically to:

Questions about the position can be addressed to Dr. Susan James:

Phone: (970) 491-2842

E-mail: Susan.James@ColoState.edu

*Equal Opportunity*

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws,
regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action
requirements in all programs. The Office of Equal Opportunity and
Diversity is located in 101 Student Services Building. In order to
assist Colorado State University in meeting its affirmative action
responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women and other protected class
members are encouraged to apply and so identify themselves.

Carol E. Sarantos
Executive Assistant and Outreach
Mechanical Engineering Department
A101 Engineering Building
Colorado State University
Campus Delivery 1374
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374
970/491-3827 (fax)