Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions - Department of Bioengineering

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Department Department of Bioengineering
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Role (State) Job Title Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions - Department of Bioengineering
Working Title Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions - Department of Bioengineering
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F216Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 7214
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Location Fairfax, VA
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Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions – Department of Bioengineering

The George Mason University Department of Bioengineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for assistant, associate, or full professor-level positions beginning Fall 2018. Applicants whose research areas can synergistically leverage translational research and innovation opportunities created by Mason’s strategic partnership with the INOVA Health System, and ongoing university-wide strategic investments in biomedical sciences and biomedical imaging are of particular interest. As Virginia’s largest public research university, Mason has recently achieved Carnegie Research I status and is eager to build on its reputation of conducting research of consequence. The university has an institutional commitment to achieving excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and encourages candidates who will enrich its academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.


The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Establishing a competitive research program in his/her area(s) of expertise;
  • Developing and/or continuing multidisciplinary collaboration; and
  • Satisfying teaching and service requirements consistent with the department policies.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have earned a doctorate in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field to apply for this position. Candidates must have demonstrated record of excellence in research with the potential to establish an independent research program. Candidates should also be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with relevant postdoctoral experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: biomedical imaging and devices, computational biomedicine and biomechanics, regenerative medicine and nanomedicine, and neuro-engineering. Exceptionally strong senior candidates with outstanding records will be considered for a tenured appointment.

About Us: The Future of Engineering Is Here

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of approximately 36,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education, and was ranked number one in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report “Up-and-Coming” list of national universities. Mason stands at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories.

The D.C. metro area is home to a number of biotechnology companies and biomedical research institutions, such as the NIH and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Northern Virginia business community includes a large number of Fortune 500 companies. In addition to its 677-acre main campus in Fairfax, Mason has campuses in Arlington and Prince William counties in Virginia, as well as an international campus in Songdo, Korea. Reflective of the university’s strong commitment to biomedical research and biotechnology is the recent launch of the $40 million, 75,000-square-foot Institute for Biomedical Innovation and a strategic partnership focused on personalized health with INOVA, the largest health system in Northern Virginia.

The Volgenau School of Engineering is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school enrolls approximately 7,300 students in 35 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-of-their-kind offerings. As part of a nationally ranked research university, the school’s faculty conducted more than $22 million in sponsored research in the last year. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its focus on emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, sustainable infrastructure, and signals and communications. For more information about the school visit http://engineering.gmu.edu/.

Department Highlights:

The Department of Bioengineering (http://bioengineering.gmu.edu/) was established in 2010, and has rapidly grown to 16 full-time faculty. The current research and educational focus areas are biomedical imaging and devices, computational biomedicine and biomechanics, regenerative medicine and nanomedicine and neuro-engineering. Newly constructed research facilities in the focus areas will open in 2018. Bioengineering faculty conduct research funded by a number of federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with over $20 million in active research funding. Faculty in the bioengineering department have active collaborations with local healthcare institutions including INOVA, Children’s National Medical Center, and National Rehabilitation Hospital as well as federal agencies and laboratories such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Naval Research Laboratory, NIH Clinical Center, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Bioengineering faculty also have several currently funded research projects in collaboration with other national and international institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center, the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of California at Irvine, Cold Spring Harbor Labs, Georgia State University, Helsinki University Medical Center, Virginia Tech, School of Medicine-Virginia Commonwealth University, Brunel University, UK, University of Andres Bello, Chile, and Costa Rica Institute of Technology.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F216Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, a complete CV with publications, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Michael D. Buschmann, Chair, Department of Bioengineering, at mbuschma@gmu.edu.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 1, 2018
Posting Date 11/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Philosophy of Teaching
  3. CV
  4. List of Professional References
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents