Margaret Neal Endowed Chair in Orthopaedics, Associate/full Professor, 75551, School of Medicine

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering
Employment Type
Full Time

Hiring Department

School of Medicine - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Job Description

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine is looking for an associate or full professor of engineering to join Department of Orthopaedics to facilitate research vision of the department as the Margaret Suzanne Neal Endowed Chair in Orthopaedics. This will be a tenured position, and academic appointments will be given both in School of Medicine-Department of Orthopaedics and School of Computing and Engineering. The hired faculty will work collaboratively in orthopaedics related research projects while engaging with the orthopaedic resident education.

The ideal candidates will have expertise in conducting research, advising students, and developing and teaching courses on the broader areas of experimental biomechanics, finite element analysis, biostatistics, and application of nanotechnology for orthopedic and biomechanical applications. Applicants must have strong record in at least one of the following areas:

  1. Engineering mechanics for fields of biology and physiology.
  2. Mechanical influences on bone and joint health.
  3. Mechanics of neuromuscular control and mechanics of growth and form.
  4. Design and manufacturing of medical implants and orthotic devices .
  5. Emerging nanomaterials and technologies for biomechanical and orthopedic applications .

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in any STEM discipline with a research focus in orthopedics and related areas of biomedical applications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • BS from an ABET accredited institution
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to enrich and engage in a collegial interdisciplinary environment
  • Successful candidates will be senior faculty with a demonstrated capability to lead a highly impactful and translational research program and provide mentorship to trainees and junior faculty
  • The candidates are expected to have an internationally recognized track record of discovery and research development, and be eligible for appointment as a full or associate professor with tenure to continue their leadership in innovation in the biomedical engineering fields, specifically in orthopedics and biomechanics.
  • A background in experimental biomechanics, finite element analysis and nanotechnology is preferable to integrate the new faculty into ongoing and future projects. Knowledge of statistics would be a welcome addition.
Full Time/Part Time

Full time, benefit-eligible

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

You must upload and attach an official copy of your transcripts with your highest degree earned for credential verification. Your appointment will be contingent upon verification of your degrees.

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