Tenure/Tenure-Track faculty position in Neural Engineering/ Neurorehabilitation

Florida International University
Miami, Florida
Apr 27, 2021
May 27, 2021
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Endowed Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at FIU invites applications for a tenure-track / tenured faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level to begin as early as September 2021. We are seeking highly qualified individuals with expertise and research experience in Neural Engineering/ Neurorehabilitation that complements or enhances the existing strengths of the department. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Biomedical Engineering or a related science or engineering field.  Candidates must have a commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels and be qualified to develop and teach courses in neural engineering. The new faculty will be expected to develop and sustain an inclusive high-quality collaborative research program.  Postdoctoral research experience in academic research or in the medical device industry/regulatory affairs is preferred at the Assistant Professor level. Faculty for consideration of a tenured appointment must have an established record of scholarly accomplishment and international recognition as well as demonstrable engagement with the medical device industry, and clinical partners, Translational success will be considered an asset. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

The department is committed to an inclusive collaborative environment that reflects the diversity of the student body.  Furthermore, FIU strides to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all.

BME faculty is funded by federal, non-profit, foundation, industry and philanthropic grants. Several are engaged in translational research. The department offers the BS (ABET accredited), MS, BS/MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering.  It has over 350 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. The department faculty is actively engaged in joint curriculum development and research of interest to the Honors College, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences.  Miami is home to several major medical institutions as well as the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. For more information about the Department please visit our web site at http://www.bme.fiu.edu/

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 523425 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three statements limited to three-pages each (research interests, teaching interests and philosophy, and advancing diversity/equity/inclusion); and a list of at least three references in a single PDF file.  Review of applications will start July 1st, 2021 and continue until position is filled. Inquiries about the positions should be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Prof. Jessica Ramella-Roman (jramell@fiu.edu; 305-348-3015).

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.