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    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

    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 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

    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 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)