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Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering / Musculoskeletal

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Biomedical Engineering, Full Time

Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering – Musculoskeletal

The Biomedical Engineering Department (BME, at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in basic and preclinical Musculoskeletal Research that includes, but is not limited to, understanding physical and biological mechanisms of musculoskeletal structure and function, applied research in musculoskeletal disorders, and strategies for therapeutic intervention, and can span a range of length scales from organism to molecule.

Launched in 2010, UD BME is ABET accredited with world class research programs in Multi-scale Biomechanics and Applied Biomaterials. UD BME strives for an inclusive and equitable culture and has ambitious plans to continue growing. Successful applicants will share our vision to be a BME department that is nationally recognized for high impact research and for delivering an exceptional engineering education. We seek creative individuals, who are eager to work in a collaborative environment, have demonstrated research excellence, have the drive to be leaders in their field, and are high-quality teachers and mentors who are dedicated to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work. 

Successful applicants will be part of our NIH-funded Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE): the Delaware Center for Musculoskeletal Research (DCMR).  The DCMR will support multiple new faculty across collaborating departments with opportunities for joint appointments, will provide research infrastructure, and will support faculty success with mentoring and funding opportunities.

The UD BME has new state-of-the-art research laboratories located on the STAR (Science, Technology, and Advanced Research) campus, a hub of health and innovation at UD. Core facilities include: the DCMR Multiscale Assessments Research Core (attached to the UD vivarium and includes multiple small animal imaging systems and biomechanical testing systems), the Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging (3T human and 9.4T small animal/specimen MRI), the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (containing our world-class Bio-Imaging Center, DNA sequencing & genotyping, bioinformatics, and proteomics cores), Nanofabrication (cleanroom, materials characterization, and advanced microscopy), and core labs for human-based studies. Access to active outpatient clinics is fostered through long-standing partnerships with our number one ranked Physical Therapy department. UD BME also enjoys close relationships and opportunities for innovative clinical and translational collaborations with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University, the School of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, and others. The campus in Newark, Delaware provides a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major cities of the East Coast.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in engineering or a related field. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research vision statement, a teaching and mentoring statement, and contact information for at least 4 references for consideration. Applications for tenured rank will be kept confidential. UD values diversity: women and individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  For priority consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2021, although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

 Search chair contact Dawn Elliott (

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