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Department Head, Biomedical Engineering

Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Position Highlights The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Arizona (UArizona) is seeking nominations and applications for a department head with excellent leadership skills and enthusiasm for world class research, innovative teaching, and industry/government/community/healthcare collaborations. The BME Department Head, who reports to the College of Engineering dean, should be a visionary who can lead a diverse group of faculty, staff and students; oversee modern educational research laboratories and facilities; and, most importantly, spearhead the continuing transformation of BME for the challenges of the 21st century.Successful candidates are expected to have extensive research and teaching experience at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full Professor. The BME Department at the UArizona has a strong local, national, and international reputation for undergraduate and graduate education and research. The department has 21 tenured or tenure track faculty, 2 career track faculty, and 32 joint faculty that support teaching, research, and service missions. The department has more than 170 undergraduate (sophomore-senior), a total of 31 M.S students, and 42 Ph.D. students enrolled. Undergraduate research is a major emphasis of the BME Department as almost 90% of our undergraduate students are placed in research labs and nearly 50% go on to graduate school.The UArizona, a Research I, Land-grant, and Hispanic Serving institution, ranks in the top 4% of all US Institutions, with more than $761 million in annual research expenditures, according to data from the National Science Foundation. The annual research expenditures for the department exceed $3.5 million.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here . Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively develop andannually review a three-year department plan that supports the University ofArizona's strategic goals and aligns with related programs at the university
  • Implement a plan to keep internaland external stakeholders informed on progress and changes
  • Make equity-informeddecisions on faculty recruitment, diversity, development, performance,retention, and promotion
  • Lead the department inachieving student and faculty recruitment and retention goals
  • Keep the department focusedon educating BME graduates that are equipped to be productive in modernindustrial settings, graduate school, medical and other professional schools
  • Identify and promoteresearch opportunities and actively facilitate and participate ininterdisciplinary research
  • Maintain existing andcreate new relationships with alumni and the biomedical engineering industryand research community
  • Leverage relationships withthe biomedical industry and research community to connect students withapplicable employment opportunities including internships and full-timepositions
  • Increase the departmentsresearch expenditure and national ranking
  • Drive research excellenceand cross-disciplinary collaborations, particularly with health sciences
  • Maintain an inclusive,positive workplace environment
  • Work with College and UA leadership on opportunities to expand the program,including satellite campuses
  • Strengthen existing tiesand build new relationships with stakeholders such as industry, leadinggraduate and medical programs, including leveraging and growing current strong relationships with UA Health Sciences
  • Oversee the department'soperations including budgets, resources, fiscal management, and ABETaccreditation.
  • Foster a sense of communityfor students, alumni, staff, and faculty
  • Assist the College ofEngineering in fund raising activities
  • Be a key participant of the College of Engineering leadership teamKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
    • Demonstrate effective managerial leadership, clear communication, and acommitment to shared governance, community engagement, and diversity, equity,and inclusion
    • Demonstrate high ethical standardsand be expected to operate in a transparent and collegial way
    • Ability to be responsive in a timely manner to the needs of faculty, staff, andstudents in the department
    • Skills necessary to perform as an effective communicator to internal and external constituents
    • Commitment to a participatory decision-making process
    • Proven leadership skills with multi-disciplinary teams
    • Capable of inspiring and recruiting great students as well as exceptional faculty and staff
    • Commitment to an inclusive departmental and college culture Minimum Qualifications
      • The successful candidatewill have a distinguished record of achievement in scholarship, research,and/or professional practice commensurate with an appointment at the rank ofFull Professor with tenure
      • Earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Engineering, or relatedfield
      • Scholarly achievement,including a record of technical papers published in internationally recognized,peer-reviewed journals
      • Track record ofcollaboratively building a vision and the skills to follow through to make thevision a reality
      • History of successfulfunding from industry and government Preferred Qualifications
        • Administrative experience as head or associate head, center director, or equivalent leadership position
        • Membership on boards of academic journals and/or professional associations
        • Have successfully established internationally renowned research program with high impact output
        • Experience collaborating with medical schools, university health science centers, or other private or government health care organizations
        • Experience working with stakeholders, either through direct employment or through cooperative research and development activities
        • Demonstrated record of engagement with diversity issues, diverse students, women in engineering, and other diversity related faculty, staff, and student communities
        • Experience in fundraising Rank - Professor - Tenure Information Tenured (T) FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job FTE 1.0 Work Calendar Fiscal Job Category Academic Administration Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay DOE Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department) Number of Vacancies 1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for Candidates Sammy Tin, Department Head, Materials Science and Engineering
          tin@arizona.edu Open Date 8/23/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Four Additional Documents Special Instructions to Applicant Please submit the following SIX (6) documents:
          1) Cover Letter
          2) Curriculum Vitae (CV)
          3) Leadership Statement to include commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in the 'Additional Document' slot
          4) Statement of Research Interests in the 'Additional Document' slot
          5) Statement of Teaching Philosophy in the 'Additional Document' slot
          6) Contact information (phone and e-mail) for a minimum of three professional references in the 'Additional Document' slot
          Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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