The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center invites applications and nominations for the position of inaugural Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
The Department, which was newly created in 2019, will conduct research in diverse fields of biomedical engineering and will seek to translate discoveries into clinical practice.
The successful candidate will have exceptional administrative and organizational skills and a national reputation as a leader in biomedical engineering research and its clinical applications. The individual chosen will have responsibility for the direction and management of the Department and will report to the Vice Provost–Dean of Research. As a chair the candidate will be responsible for recruiting new faculty members who will work collaboratively with investigators at UT Southwestern, UT Dallas, and UT Arlington, to further develop and strengthen joint biomedical engineering graduate programs between these institutions. The Chair will leverage existing strengths in biomedical research across the three institutions and develop new complementary research lines to expand scholarship and funding, promote a culture of excellence and academic success, develop a diverse, cohesive and highly collaborative faculty, and foster translational research programs with leaders of basic science and clinical departments.
Requirements for this position include a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering or in a related area, a substantial record of achievement in biomedical engineering research, and a successful history of competing for grants from federal agencies and/or private funding agencies. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in an aspect of biomedical engineering that has translational or clinical impact for human populations. This is a unique opportunity to join UT Southwestern at an unprecedented time of growth in research capabilities, infrastructure, and clinical applications with significant investments being made across all domains of the research enterprise.
Internal Number: 104621
About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world. As a premier educational, clinical and research institution, UT Southwestern is home to more than 2,300 distinguished scientists, physicians and allied health professions, 4,000 outstanding trainees, and more than 14,000 talented and dedicated employees. With more active Nobel Prize winners than any other medical school in the world and over half of the medical members of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine in the Southwest regions of the United States, UT Southwestern is leading the way to a new era of medical care and discovery in the 21st century. UT Southwestern is governed by the UT System Board of Regents and led by President Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.
The story of UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of a commitment to excellence, dedication to discovery, and service to the community. It’s also a story of phenomenal growth. Founded in 1943 as a private medical school by a group of prominent Dallas citizens, it became part of the University of Texas System in 1949. The university has grown to include 11.5 million square feet of space with another 478...,000 square feet under construction. An $800 million state-of-the-art clinical facility – the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital opened in 2014 and includes 460 beds spread over 12 floors. Named in honor of the legendary Texas governor in recognition of his 2009 gift of $100 million to the Southwestern Medical Foundation, the largest single gift for the benefit of UT Southwestern in the institution’s history, the hospital offers patients and medical personnel world-class facilities and technologies.
UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
UT Southwestern is an academic medical center, world renowned for its research, widely respected for its teaching and training, and highly regarded for the quality of clinical care its faculty provides to patients at UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics and its affiliated hospitals. The Medical Center is a free-standing campus of the University of Texas System has three degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.
UT Southwestern’s three-part mission is:
• To educate the next generation of leaders in patient care, biomedical science, and disease prevention.
• To conduct high-impact research.
• To deliver patient care that brings UT Southwestern’s scientific advances to the bedside – focusing on quality, safety, and service.