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  • Assistant/Associate/Professor, Tenure-track, position

    The Center for Bioengineering Innovation is a new and rapidly-growing academic unit in the College of Engineering, Informatics and Applied Sciences at Northern Arizona University that brings together extramurally funded research laboratories to integrate scientific and engineering knowledge, develop institutional capacity for excellence in bioengineering research and education, and attract outstanding students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Center’s ground-breaking research programs are focused on biomedical engineering, biomechanics and biomaterials as well as the development of its innovative academic programs. Bioengineering faculty have the opportunity for potential collaborations with faculty in Mechanical Engineering, Informatics and Computing, Materials Science, Biology, Chemistry, and the College of Health and Human Services.

    Exceptional candidates in the broad area of neural engineering are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who merge fundamental theory, concepts and approaches at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
    • Restoring lost neurological function, neural interfaces for wearable assistive devices, sensory stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, electromyography, electroencephalography, neuromodulation, implantable sensors, and neuro-device interfaces.

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Neural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a field closely related to the above research areas at the time of appointment. Candidates for Assistant Professor positions should demonstrate the potential for high-quality scholarship and candidates for Associate and Professor positions are expected to have established themselves as innovative and productive scholars. Successful candidates will grow their independent externally funded research programs with the opportunity to engage in collaborations with a diverse body of researchers in Bioengineering and across NAU. Successful candidates will also participate in the development and support of our undergraduate and graduate curricular programs.

    Minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor: Earned doctoral degree in related field and at least one year of postdoctoral research experience.
    Minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and: Associate Professor rank and research and teaching experience in a university setting.
    Minimum qualifications for the rank of Professor include all of the above, and: Professor rank and teaching and extramural-funded research experience in a university setting.

    Preferred qualifications include: Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas related to the neuro-engineering research areas listed above; Strong record of research expertise and promise for future excellence, as evidenced by scholarly publications appropriate to the rank sought; Established experience in maintaining an independent, extramurally funded research program and promise for future excellence, as evidenced by participation and leadership in securing extramural funding appropriate to the rank sought; Demonstrated sustained effectiveness as a classroom teacher and active in new course development; University-level teaching and research mentorship, particularly at the graduate level and including graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, appropriate to the rank sought; Excellent communication skills; Experience effectively working with students, colleagues, and community members from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

    Salary is commensurate to qualifications and experience and determined by professional rank at hire. At the Assistant Professor rank, positions are tenure-track positions. At the Associate Professor and Professor ranks, positions may be tenured based on qualifications and experience as guided by unit/college criteria. All positions begin August 19, 2019. Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2019 and will continue until vacancy is filled or closed.

    Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,000, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

    Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

    The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see

    To apply for this position, go to under Job ID 604100. For consideration for this position submit a single PDF file, containing: (1) a statement of interest highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching and research interests, not to exceed 4 pages; and (4) names and contact information for three references.

    If you have problems submitting application attachments in the form of one PDF document or questions, please contact us at If you need assistance completing your application, there are instructions available online at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

    If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

    Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.