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Open Rank TenureTrack Center for Bioengineering Innovation - Northern Arizona University

Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: March 31, 2019

Job Description:

Workplace Culture NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We faculty, staff, and administrators thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU s culture of excellence. Special Information At the Assistant Professor rank, this position is tenure eligible. At the Associate Professor and Professor ranks, positions will be tenured based on qualifications and experience. All positions begin August 19, 2019. Job Description 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 that integrate scientific and engineering knowledge and 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. For the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and:
  • Associate Professor rank, (or experience as Assistant Professor meriting promotion to the rank of Associate Professor) and research and teaching experience in a university setting. For the rank of Professor include all of the above, and:
  • Professor rank (or experience as Associate Professor meriting promotion to the rank of Professor) and research and teaching experience in a university setting. Preferred Qualifications
  • 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;
  • Experience effectively working with students, colleagues, and community members from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated sustained effectiveness as a classroom teacher and active in new course development;
  • University-level research mentorship, particularly at the graduate level and including graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, appropriate to the rank sought;
  • Excellent communication skills; General Information Northern Arizona University is a 31,073-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage. The Center for Bioengineering Innovation is a newly-formed research-intensive unit with diverse faculty members working in areas that span the foundations of healthcare as well as applications in engineering, medical device design, biomechanics and biomaterials. Our faculty s research interests include computational modeling, tissue engineering, medical device development, machine learning, wearable computing and bioinformatics. We offer a broad range of degree offerings, including an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Other degree programs offered at NAU include a Ph.D. in Biology, M.S. degrees in Biology with a Bioengineering emphasis, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering, and undergraduate degrees in Biology and Engineering. Background Information 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, as an employer in the state of Arizona, 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. Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. The report may be viewed atnau.edu/cleryor by visiting the NAUPD website. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)###-#### or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus. Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2019. Associated topics: bioinformatic, biomaterials, biomechanics, bioprocessing, enzyme, metabolic, neurodegenerative, pain, parenteral, therapeutic

Keywords: NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, Flagstaff , Open Rank TenureTrack Center for Bioengineering Innovation - Northern Arizona University, Other , Flagstaff, Arizona

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