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(2) ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE or full PROFESSOR of Biomedical Engineering / UMKC SCHOOL of SCIENCE and

University of Missouri Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 7, 2023

Job Details

Hiring Department

The University of Missouri Kansas City

School of Science and Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

The Division of Biological and Biomedical Systems: BBS is one of the four divisions in the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) established through UMKC Forward, a university initiative to create multidisciplinary learning, academics, research, and outreach. BBS has focus areas in neurobiology, developmental biology, structural biology, and cell interactions with the environment, using model systems including E. coli , Saccharomyces , plants, fruit flies and zebrafish. For many years, 20-30% of the SSE research was focused on biomedical engineering, but the Biomedical Engineering Program became a separate, official program in Fall 2023. BME research is often performed in conjunction with UMKC’s Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. BBS grants BS, BA, BS/MS, MA, MS, and PhD degrees, including BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering .

The School of Science and Engineering: As a School, SSE has the largest enrollment, and the largest research portfolio at UMKC. SSE recently added a new $40M ($23M building and $17M equipment), 58,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility to support multidisciplinary education, research, and economic development initiatives. Interdisciplinary and multi-campus collaboration activities on campus have created an open, collaborative research and education platform. Examples include NIH and NSF funded research projects in AI/Machine Learning, Biometrics, Virtual Surgery and Bioinformatics. Other programs involve the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing as well as St Luke’s Medical Center, Children's Mercy Research Institute, and Stowers Institute for Medical Research. SSE has a significant outreach program for K-12 students

Job Description

The Division of Biological and Biomedical Systems (BBS) in the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) invites applications for two full-time tenure track faculty positions in Biomedical Engineering at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. We encourage applications from individuals who employ engineering, scientific, and technological approaches to address questions and provide solutions in the life sciences. Preferences will be given to biomedical engineering candidates working on biomaterials, bioimaging, neurobiology, or bioinformatics but other areas will be considered.


Applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M. At least two years of postdoctoral experience is recommended. The successful candidates will be expected to:

· demonstrate excellence in research, including initiating or continuing an independent extramurally funded research program or serving as a principal investigator in larger collaborative teams,

· have a strong commitment to teaching in the classroom,

· mentor students in the laboratory and provide support toward published research and presentations (undergraduate and graduate students),

· engage in divisional, school, or university services appropriate to the position; and

· advance the goals and strategic plan of SSE and UMKC.

Application Materials

For consideration, you must complete the name and contact information of the online application at , click in Academic Positions Job Opening ID 49105 .

Please combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload it as a resume attachment. Limit the document name to 50 characters. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). The maximum file size limit is 11 MB. Required materials include:

· cover letter which provides applicable experience and credentials which qualify you for a tenure-eligible faculty position,

· curriculum vitae,

· description of research interests and goals, and success or potential for externally funded research,

· statement of teaching interests/philosophy, and

· the names and current contact information for three people who can provide letters of professional recommendation.

Please direct all inquiries and correspondence to Mary Flores (, Division of Biological and Biomedical Systems in the School of Science and Engineering at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

· If you are experiencing technical problems during application, please email .

· Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

We will contact references and request educational transcripts for applicants who progress to the finalist stage.

Application Deadline

Application review begins upon receipt. The positions remain open until qualified candidates are hired.

We are open to cluster hires.

Other Information

These positions are 9-month, ranked, tenure-track or tenure-eligible full-time faculty positions with benefits. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with rank, success in externally funded research, credentials and experience.

Community Information

UMKC is a public, urban, research university with more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. It is part of the larger University of Missouri System. Our university is committed to being a model urban university that is recognized for our partnerships with diverse communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, more economically secure, and socially just quality of life. The School of Science and Engineering is instrumental to the University of Missouri System's NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center (dSAIC), which supports university research across the state and plays a critical role in the region's health, business, and workforce development. d SAIC is based at UMKC and operates in partnership with the University of Missouri-Columbia. Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center (

Kansas City is a City on the Rise. Big city life and Midwest charm, Kansas City offers the best of both worlds – a vibrant, urban community with midwestern appeal and an affordable cost of living. Kansas City, with a population of more than 2.4 million, is one of the most entrepreneurial cities in America and is amongst the top five cities with the largest concentration of engineers in the USA. Our UMKC campuses are centered in the hubs of business activity, cultural arts, and health science research engagement. Our community boasts championship professional athletic teams, auto racing, and a rich history of music and performing arts. Our beautiful state provides rivers, lakes, biking/hiking trails and mountains for outdoor enthusiasts, all within an easy drive.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.



The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four universities of the University of Missouri System (UM System), is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs. The University is designated as a high research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is home to 13 colleges and schools; indeed, few urban universities have the depth and breadth of disciplines (ranging from medicine to the performing arts) offered at UMKC. The University enrolls more than 16,000 students, coming from 48 states and more than 95 countries, in more than 125 academic areas. The student population includes 47% undergraduates, 31% graduates and 22% dual-enrolled HS students. Providing a stimulating classroom experience is paramount at UMKC. The institution’s diverse and international faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field at an impressive 83%. UMKC has earned national and international recognition for the quality of its faculty, students, research and community leadership.

UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and region we serve.

As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health, and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

The University is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million and a diverse portfolio of industries and businesses. Home to a diverse base of corporate centers, high-tech firms and prominent non-profits, Kansas City is an inspiring example of 21st century economic transformation, with UMKC sitting at its heart. From thriving corporate headquarters such Garmin to tech startups such as ZOLOZ and ShotTracker, KC’s business community is strong.

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.

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