Tenure Track Faculty Position
School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and School of Biomedical
Engineering at Colorado State University invites applicants to apply for
a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning Fall
2009. 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 2009 (or later). This faculty member will: develop an
externally-funded, internationally renowned program that includes
support of graduate students; participate in appropriate professional
and University service activities; teach undergraduate and graduate
courses in mechanical and biomedical engineering; and, advise
undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical and biomedical

Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to scholarship, the
development of an externally funded research program, and to teaching at
the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have:
• An earned doctorate in engineering or a related science by January 2009.
• Demonstrated experience in the field of Biomedical Engineering, 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 School of Biomedical Engineering and
Mechanical Engineering research programs.
• Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Mechanical
Engineering Department and School of Biomedical Engineering.

Preferred competence areas within the Biomedical Engineering Field include:
• Cancer Applications
• Biofluids and Transport
• Cardiovascular Applications
• Bioimaging/nanotechnology Applications
• Systems Engineering for Biomedical Applications

Highly qualified candidates in any area of biomedical engineering that
complements current research at CSU will be considered for the position.

In addition, it is preferred for the applicant to have post-doctoral
experience in an academic, government or industrial setting and have had
experience with federal funding (NIH, NSF, etc.) agencies.

School of Biomedical Engineering
The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) is supported by four
colleges (Engineering, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
Natural Sciences, and Applied Human Sciences) and has over 50 faculty
members from 14 departments, providing a unique interdisciplinary focus
on bioengineering research and education at Colorado State University
(CSU). The School’s structure offers many advantages over a traditional
academic department structure because it enables horizontal integration
of faculty and their research programs across multiple departments. The
SBME faculty research is in the following areas: biomechanics and
biomaterials; medical diagnostics, devices, and imaging; molecular,
cellular and tissue engineering.

SBME has a highly competitive graduate education program that offers
M.E., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. SBME offers interdisciplinary studies
certificates to undergraduates. SBME also works closely with the
Colorado Bioscience Association and its industrial members. For more
information, please visit http://www.engr.colostate.edu/sbme/.

Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 22 faculty members and
offers a curriculum that combines classroom learning with engineering
practice. In the undergraduate program, a broad spectrum of classes is
available for learning about the fundamentals of the mechanical
engineering profession. Students not only learn about mechanical
engineering analysis and design, they also gain valuable hands-on
experience through class projects and application-oriented research. All
senior ME students can participate in designing and building a capstone
project that is part of a national senior design competition. Each
project is based on a corporate model that provides students significant
opportunities for leadership development and experiential learning. In
the graduate program, MS and PhD students are integral members of
research teams addressing global issues. Student researchers apply the
fundamental concepts of mechanical engineering to aid in the development
of new technology in areas which include: biofuels, clean engines,
photovoltaic solar cells, battery technologies, materials science,
bioengineering, plasmas and space propulsion, dynamics and controls, and
motorsport engineering. For more information, please visit

Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Animal Cancer Center
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 and facility collaborations. The Veterinary
Teaching Hospital is a world-renowned facility that houses, among other
programs, the Animal Cancer Center which has the mission to improve
prevention and treatment of cancer in animals and humans. CSU has
recently enhanced its focus on interdisciplinary research with the
development of the Cancer SuperCluster. For more information, please
visit http://csuvets.colostate.edu/ and

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 &
Biological Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical
and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering), as well as the
School of 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.colostate.edu.

The Fort Collins Community
Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a community of
~130,000 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 it bioscience industries.

Fort Collins was ranked America’s Best Place to Live by Money Magazine
in 2006. It was also named One of Ten New American Dream Towns by
Outside magazine in 2005 and has received national awards for bicycler-
and runner-friendliness. Fort Collins has a pleasant climate with over
300 days of sunshine per year, low humidity and moderate winters.
Information on the city and its surroundings can be found at

Application Process
Applicants should submit:
• A short cover letter
• A curriculum vita including publications and the names and contact
information of at least three references
• A one-page research statement
• A one-page statement of teaching and diversity philosophy
Please do not include letters of recommendation or pre/reprints of
publications at this time.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however,
applicants should submit applications by December 12, 2008 for full

Applications should be submitted online at
www.engr.colostate.edu/me/search/. Please submit PDF documents only.

For questions about the position please contact Prof. Susan James at
970-491-2842. Please do not email Prof. James without calling first.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we
conduct background investigations for all final candidates being
considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not
limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor
vehicle history.

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)