Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Bioengineering
University of Oregon Knight Campus
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Internal Number: 532508
The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (Knight Campus) Department of Bioengineering at the University of Oregon invites applications for 1-2 tenure track faculty positions. Candidates focused on data-enabled approaches to improve human health with applications in regenerative medicine, immunoengineering, synthetic biology, biosensors, human performance, or aging are encouraged to apply. Candidates committed to translation and/or entrepreneurial activities will be reviewed especially favorably. Applicants at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professor) with significant track records of research excellence as appropriate to their seniority will be considered.
The Knight Campus is dedicated to the UO’s goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants should include information about furthering this goal in their cover letter.
Department or Program Summary
The Knight Campus is a bold new effort designed to accelerate the cycle of translating scientific discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and beyond. Rooted in the University of Oregon’s 60-year history of interdisciplinary collaboration, the Knight Campus catalyzes new research opportunities, forges partnerships with industrial and clinical practitioners, and provides integrated experiential training for the next generation of citizen scientists and entrepreneurs. Initial faculty expertise is in regenerative medicine, human performance, biofunctional materials, medical devices and biosensors, neural engineering, and synthetic biology. The Department of Bioengineering is housed in the Knight Campus’ spectacular 175,000-square-foot new building that opened in the fall of 2020. A second 185,000-square-foot building is scheduled for completion in winter 2026. More information on the Knight Campus can be found at https://accelerate.uoregon.edu/.
About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities. It holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls over 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community. The UO’s beautiful 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.
• Doctorate in Engineering, Biology, Human Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, or related discipline from an accredited institution of higher education. • Demonstrated ability to recruit, mentor, and support students from diverse backgrounds. • Teaching experience in courses relevant to bioengineering curricula as relevant based on seniority. • Successful record of external support for research programs as relevant to seniority in the position. • Successful record of peer-reviewed publications as relevant to seniority in the position.
• A nationally recognized track record of scientific achievement as evidenced by an outstanding publication record and other appropriate external indicators relevant to the individual’s seniority in the field. • Experience working in complex, multi-stakeholder environments with the ability to build successfully at multiple interfaces (e.g. UO colleges and departments, other Oregon universities, and industry). • Demonstrated experience with large government agencies, foundations, industry, and philanthropy with a thorough understanding of funding opportunities and pathways, and strategies to successfully attract funding sufficient for the individual’s research program and ambitions as relevant to the individual’s seniority in the field. • Demonstrated commitment to translating research discoveries into applications that improve human health. • Demonstrated commitment to diversifying the pipeline of participants in science training and careers. • Demonstrated success in a pedagogical environment using evidence-based pedagogical methods.
To apply navigate to https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/532508/assistantassociatefull-professor-of-bioengineering
Required Application Materials
To receive consideration, applicants must submit a complete application including:
• A Cover Letter • A Current C.V. • Brief statement of research interests and future research plans • Statement of pedagogical philosophy and experience • Diversity and inclusion statement • Contact information for three references.
The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is an ambitious initiative to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world. The campus creates the intellectual infrastructure to establish Oregon as a center for both research and development, making Oregon a place where companies can start-up, grow, and stay.
Mission: Science advancing society
Vision: Dramatically shorten the timeline between discovery and societal impact through world-class research, training and entrepreneurship in a nimble scientific enterprise.
Redefine the modern research university by fostering world-changing research unfettered by traditional academic boundaries
Serve as the educational engine driving the new economy of Oregon
Transform student education through discovery-driven learning
Engage the public in the excitement and creativity of scientific research
Foster diverse perspectives and participation in scientific research
Improve the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Oregon, the nation, and the world