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    Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  The university seeks a dynamic and vision-directed individual with proven leadership skills and an established history of excellence in both research and education pertinent to the field of biomedical engineering.  Candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related discipline.  The new Chair will be expected to build on the successful educational and research initiatives within the department and work closely with the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering at IIT to continue to grow the research program.

    The Department of Biomedical Engineering has grown rapidly since its inception to its current size of 10 full-time faculty members, 2 senior lecturers, and approximately 130 undergraduate and 30 graduate students. The department occupies new teaching and research labs and new office space. The Biomedical Engineering Department offers B.S., M.S., M.A.S, and Ph.D. degrees with educational and research efforts specializing in three tracks: Cell and Tissue Engineering, Medical Imaging, and Neural Engineering. These tracks are enhanced through close research and educational linkages with medical schools, research institutes, and national labs in the greater Chicago area. The Armour College of Engineering, under the leadership of Dean Natacha DePaola, has embarked on an ambitious agenda to further expand the faculty in Biomedical Engineering, grow the research portfolio of the department, continue excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, increase diversity, and undertake major capital improvements across the campus.

    Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application, detailed CV and complete contact information from three professional references. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2013 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Submit applications, nominations, or general inquiries to the Chair of the Search Committee - Professor Fouad Teymour, at bme_search@iit.edu.

    Illinois Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Biomedical engineering integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behavior, and health. It advances fundamental concepts; creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems level; and develops innovative biologics, materials, processes, implants, devices and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation, and for improving health.

    NIH working definition of bioengineering – July 24, 1997