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Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary

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  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary

    The Schulich School of Engineering and the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary are pleased to invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Biomedical Engineering.

    Biomedical Engineering is a priority at the University of Calgary, involving more than 200 faculty members across six faculties, with current annual research funding exceeding $75M. The university has made significant investments in Biomedical Engineering to date, including the allocation of six Tier 1 and nine Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. “Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering” is one of six strategic research priorities of the University of Calgary. A strong culture of collaboration and cross-disciplinary research excellence is enabled by significant research infrastructure located in multiple centers across campus. The university operates an established multi-faculty Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program with a strong focus on student success. The Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education (CBRE) offers an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Specialization in conjunction with six engineering majors in the Schulich School of Engineering. In addition to preparing and delivering a range of biomedical engineering courses, including Biomaterials, Anatomy & Physiology for Engineers, and Fundamentals of Biomedical Device Development, the CBRE promotes and facilitates research experiences for undergraduates within the Schulich School of Engineering.

    The primary research focus of the candidate should be related to applied Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology, Biomaterials and/or Biomechanics. Research specialties at a variety of scales are of interest, including molecular/cellular, tissue/joint, and system. At the molecular and cellular level, possible areas include biomaterials, stem cells, matrix biology, cytoskeleton, motility, or motor proteins, including mechanical interactions within a cell and between cell and substrate. At the tissue and joint level, possible areas include mechanical function, adaptation, and repair of cartilage, tendon, ligament, bone or muscle. At the system level, areas of interest include multiscale studies that bridge between mechanics, biology, and function. Successful candidates will have a research background in biomedical engineering or related field, and use any combination of experimental, theoretical, computational or other approaches. The position offers widespread opportunities to perform collaborative, integrated research that can be applied to better understand, prevent and/or treat injury and disease, including those associated with age, nutrition, and sport.

    The successful applicant will be recruited through the Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education in the Schulich School of Engineering. They will hold a joint appointment in the Schulich School of Engineering (CBRE) and the Faculty of Kinesiology. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related discipline, and possess a strong research track record. They must show evidence of potential for excellence in teaching at a university level, and have strong oral and written English communication skills. All program instruction is in English. In alignment with the University of Calgary's Eyes High strategic vision, and in support of its strategic academic and research priorities of leadership, teaching and research integration, and creating a dynamic environment to promote research excellence, the successful applicant will actively contribute to research, teaching and curriculum development, and student/postdoc supervision. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and lead an externally funded research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in professional and university service. In time, it is expected that the successful applicant will grow into a leadership role within the CBRE and the institution. A competitive salary and an attractive start-up package will be provided.

    The University of Calgary is committed to supporting Biomedical Engineering as a strategic research theme within the context of the Eyes High vision to become one of Canada’s top 5 research universities. The successful candidate will possess the attributes and desire to lead research initiatives within this interdisciplinary area at the University of Calgary, to build upon current strengths, to develop strategy for future growth and to promote program development related to student engagement and experience.

    The Schulich School of Engineering and the Faculty of Kinesiology are committed to fostering diversity through the cultivation of an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. In 2016, the Schulich School of Engineering was recognized with the KNOVO Award of Distinction to honour the School’s commitment to diversity and equity.
    Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via an 'Apply Now' link and include:

    • A cover letter
    • A curriculum vitae
    • A Statement of research interests (not to exceed two pages)
    • A Statement on promoting undergraduate student learning and success (not to exceed two pages). This can include information on teaching, training, and mentoring inside and outside the classroom. Information can also be provided for trainees at the graduate and postdoctoral levels.
    • A Statement on promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (not to exceed two pages)
    • The names and contact information of at least three referees

    It is expected that the successful candidate will provide evidence of:

    • Potential for outstanding and innovative world-class research with strong impact
    • Potential for outstanding teaching and training
    • Experience and interests that will help advance biomedical engineering initiatives at the University of Calgary and beyond

    Applications may be addressed to:Dr. Arindom Sen,
    Chair of the Academic Search Committee

    The application deadline is July 6, 2018.

    The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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