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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Bioengineering

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Bioengineering

Job no: 532508

Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Instruction, Chemistry, Physics, Human Physiology, Computer and Information Science, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: Knight Campus
Rank: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

October 16, 2023; Position open filled.

Required Application Materials

To receive consideration, applicants must submit a complete application including:

  • A Cover Letter
  • A Current C.V.
  • Brief statement of research interests and future research plans
  • Statement of pedagogical philosophy and experience
  • Diversity and inclusion statement
  • Contact information for three references.

    Position Announcement

    The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (Knight Campus) Department of Bioengineering at the University of Oregon invites applications for 1-2 tenure track faculty positions. Candidates focused on data-enabled approaches to improve human health with applications in regenerative medicine, immunoengineering, synthetic biology, biosensors, human performance, or aging are encouraged to apply. Candidates committed to translation and/or entrepreneurial activities will be reviewed especially favorably. Applicants at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professor) with significant track records of research excellence as appropriate to their seniority will be considered.

    The Knight Campus is dedicated to the UO's goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants should include information about furthering this goal in their cover letter.

    Department or Program Summary

    The Knight Campus is a bold new effort designed to accelerate the cycle of translating scientific discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and beyond. Rooted in the University of Oregon's 60-year history of interdisciplinary collaboration, the Knight Campus catalyzes new research opportunities, forges partnerships with industrial and clinical practitioners, and provides integrated experiential training for the next generation of citizen scientists and entrepreneurs. Initial faculty expertise is in regenerative medicine, human performance, biofunctional materials, medical devices and biosensors, neural engineering, and synthetic biology. The Department of Bioengineering is housed in the Knight Campus' spectacular 175,000-square-foot new building that opened in the fall of 2020. A second 185,000-square-foot building is scheduled for completion in winter 2026. More information on the Knight Campus can be found at

    Minimum Requirements

  • Doctorate in Engineering, Biology, Human Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, or related discipline from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, mentor, and support students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Teaching experience in courses relevant to bioengineering curricula as relevant based on seniority.
  • Successful record of external support for research programs as relevant to seniority in the position.
  • Successful record of peer-reviewed publications as relevant to seniority in the position.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • A nationally recognized track record of scientific achievement as evidenced by an outstanding publication record and other appropriate external indicators relevant to the individual's seniority in the field.
  • Experience working in complex, multi-stakeholder environments with the ability to build successfully at multiple interfaces (e.g. UO colleges and departments, other Oregon universities, and industry).
  • Demonstrated experience with large government agencies, foundations, industry, and philanthropy with a thorough understanding of funding opportunities and pathways, and strategies to successfully attract funding sufficient for the individual's research program and ambitions as relevant to the individual's seniority in the field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to translating research discoveries into applications that improve human health.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversifying the pipeline of participants in science training and careers.
  • Demonstrated success in a pedagogical environment using evidence-based pedagogical methods.

    About the University

    The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities. It holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls over 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community. The UO's beautiful 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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