The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Professor, with tenure, starting ideally by July, 2013. The BME Chair also holds the Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professorship. One of the first departments of biomedical engineering, the CWRU BME Department is ranked in the top 10 for graduate education by US News & World Report. The BME Department is a joint department between the Case School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. The BME Department has 26 primary faculty members, appointed either through the School of Engineering or the School of Medicine; an undergraduate enrollment of over 300 students; and a graduate enrollment of over 130.
With an annual research expenditure of $12 million, the BME Department’s primary research thrust areas include: translational research, biomaterials & tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, and neural engineering & rehabilitation. Additional areas of research strengths include: cardiovascular systems, cardiac bioelectricity, biomechanical systems, biomedical sensors, and metabolic systems.
The BME Dept. is aligned with strategic areas of the Case School of Engineering (CSE), including Human Health and Advanced Materials. BME has added two faculty and is expected to grow further due to faculty hiring in these areas as part of the CSE's Strategic Hiring Initiative (SHI). Additional information on the BME’s research and educational programs can be found at http://bme.case.edu and on CSE at http://engineering.case.edu/ and on the SHI at
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and be internationally recognized for research excellence, leadership, and scholarship in an area of biomedical engineering. Additionally, s/he will have a sound vision for the future of biomedical engineering, the ability to lead and advance a research-oriented department, and mentor faculty and staff to be successful. The ideal applicant is expected to have developed a thriving independent research program; led multi-investigator awards; participated in the creation, development and delivery of novel curricula; and have a record of academic and professional leadership. Excellent organizational and communication skills are also required.
Serving as the executive officer of the department, the Department Chair reports directly to the Dean of the Case School of Engineering. The Department Chair is expected to serve for a minimal initial term of 5-years with the expectation for reappointment. The Department Chair is expected to provide leadership in all matters of department policy, including appointments, promotions, instruction, research and administration.
Applicants should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Applications should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants desiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877. Determinations regarding granting accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.