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    *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

    *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 .

    *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


    *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)