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University of Utah Assistant/Associate Professor in Neuroengineering in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate Professor

Department 00053 - Biomedical Engineering

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2022


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in neuroengineering starting in the fall of 2022. Candidates at the assistant or associate professor rank are sought with research experience at the interface between neuroscience and engineering. Specific areas of interest include: neuromodulation, neuroprosthetics, brain computer interfaces, computational neuroengineering/ neuroscience, neuro-biocompatibility, neurobiology, and protein engineering. Excellent candidates with expertise in closely related areas will also be considered.

Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of high-impact research as evidenced by scholarly publications, and must exhibit strong potential (assistant rank) or an established record (associate rank) of extramural funding and teaching effectiveness. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., Sc.D., or M.D. with research experience in neuroengineering or closely aligned area. Evidence should be provided of accomplishments and experiences that have prepared the applicant for engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse constituents in research, teaching and service. Candidates are expected to establish an independent extramurally supported research program, conduct collaborative research, be engaged in service activities, and teach biomedical engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering ( BME ) at the University of Utah is celebrating 50 years as one of the oldest Ph.D. granting programs in the world, and is currently home to over 165 graduate students. The Bachelor of Science BME degree program is ABET accredited (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) and graduates approximately 90 undergraduate students each year. The BME department is home to 23 tenure track faculty, 5 research faculty and 94 adjunct faculty. All tenure-track faculty in the Department are engaged in extramurally funded research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service.

The University of Utah is a tier one research institution with extramural research exceeding $600 million in FY 2020. The medical and engineering complexes are adjacent to each other, nestled in the beautiful Wasatch Mountain foothills of Salt Lake City ( SLC ). SLC residents enjoy a highly accessible and walkable downtown with vibrant restaurants, sports, nightlife, cultural events, easy access to national parks, world-class skiing/snowboarding, hiking, fishing biking and rafting/kayaking. The University promotes new venture development, and SLC is an economic hub of the mountain west home to technology and Fortune 500 companies. The University is committed to leadership in neuroscience and has a wide range of resources to support world-class research including the: Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research, Transgenic Gene-Targeting Core, Utah Nanofab, Small Animal Imaging, Core Imaging, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, Cyclotron Radiochemistry, and Mutation Generation and Detection Core. Salt Lake City is the epicenter of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, with current population of approximately one million residents. The region has grown into a major hub for technological innovation, and offers a rich art and cultural scene. The recently expanded international airport is within 15 minutes from downtown and offers direct flights to most U.S. cities as well as numerous international flights. The culturally diverse city has also been attracting minorities of a variety of origins (e.g., 21.5% of Latino population). More than a third of Utah’s ethnic/racial minorities are children or youth under the age of 18 years, and the Salt Lake City School District is now a majority minority district, with one in five Salt Lake County residents speaking a language besides English at home. The International Rescue Committee, headquartered in Salt Lake, is one of eight national resettlement committees committed to helping people with refugee status thrive in the United States.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022. Applications must be submitted electronically and should include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) three representative publications, 4) names of three or more potential referees, 5) a research statement, 6) a teaching statement. For submission questions, please contact Sheila Olson ( ) at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, 36 S. Wasatch Drive, SMBB3100, Salt Lake City, UT. 84112.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 11/16/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00797CF

Type Faculty