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Tenure-track position - Department of Biomedical Engineering - Vanderbilt University

posted Aug 30, 2012, 12:38 PM by Bradley Harden
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University (VUBME) invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position. VUBME seeks an outstanding candidate who can add to  existing strengths in translational research working at the interface between surgery and engineering.  Candidates with strengths in interventional medical imaging, intraoperative diagnostics for surgery, and surgical devices/systems  for therapy delivery are of particular interest.  Outstanding candidates who can join established strengths in regenerative nanobioengineering, microphysiological systems engineering, biomedical photonics, and medical imaging will also be considered.  Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a  vibrant, externally funded research program, along with an equal commitment to outstanding teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.   This opportunity is part of an interdisciplinary Vanderbilt research  thrust in ‘Medicine and Health’ and leverages a new building, integrating engineering and medicine at a granular level, projected for occupancy in summer 2015.

VUBME ( exists at both the scientific and geographic boundary of Vanderbilt’s engineering and clinical departments of its renowned medical center, making it an ideal location for engineering research at the interface of technology and surgical medicine. In close association with VUBME is the Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE:, which is a comprehensive research center that consists of core faculty spanning three engineering departments and nearly a dozen surgical and interventional specialties.  ViSE offers multi-scale device fabrication facilities and an extensive array of unique intraoperative instrumentation to include spatial localization systems, imaging devices, and medical robotic prototypes.

Applications should be submitted electronically (see link below) and must include: a cover letter with names and  contact information of at least three references, a CV, a statement of research and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications received prior to 01 November 2012 will receive priority in evaluation. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the cultural and intellectual diversity of its faculty.

Chair, BME Faculty Search Committee 
Department of Biomedical Engineering 
Box 351631, Station B 
Nashville, TN 37235 
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Bradley Harden,
Aug 30, 2012, 12:38 PM