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Endowed Faculty Positions in Biomedical Engineering

University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 13, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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    Already have an account? Sign In   Endowed Faculty Positions in Biomedical Engineering     University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: Gallogly College of Engineering: Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering Location Norman, OK Open Date Mar 23, 2022


Position: The Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) is seeking applications for two senior faculty positions at the associate/full professor level to start in Fall 2022, with endowed Stephenson Chairs or Stephenson Professorships available. We seek leading researchers in the field of Biomedical Engineering, with an emphasis on the research area of immunoengineering including, but not limited to, cancer, diabetes, vaccines, aging, and nanomedicine. The SBME strategic plan, in alignment with the Gallogly College of Engineering and the University of Oklahoma strategic plans, has selected immunoengineering and neural engineering as our two focus areas. Individuals with a strong track record in leadership and collaboration in team-based biomedical fields are encouraged to apply.

Department and Region: SBME was founded in 2016.  In 2019, the school relocated into the state-of-the art biomedical research facility, Gallogly Hall. SBME is committed to undergraduate and graduate education, with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in Biomedical Engineering. SBME currently has 11 faculty, ~250 undergraduates, and ~30 graduate students (~80% PhD), with the expectation of expanding to 15+ faculty in the near term on a strong sustained growth trajectory, in alignment with the Gallogly College of Engineering strategic plan. SBME has a close collaborative relationship with the Gallogly College of Engineering Diversity & Inclusion Program, which celebrates its 41st anniversary this year, and aligns with the university’s strategic plan. Our faculty and students enjoy extensive partnerships with scientists and clinicians at the OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), including the Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) and the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC). The SCC achieved NCI designation in 2018, and immuno-oncology is a high priority for the SCC, with resources available to support immunoengineering faculty with cancer interests. Research across both basic and clinical complications of diabetes with an emphasis on the role of immunity in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is of particular interest to the HHDC. The SCC is ranked #1 among all cancer centers in the nation for the number of patients participating in NCI-sponsored National Clinical Trials Network. The SBME faculty are highly translational, with multiple startup companies and NIH SBIR grants. There is fertile ground for entrepreneurship in support of translational research with resources including the Tom Love Innovation Hub, the Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, the Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC), startup company investment from Innovation to Enterprise (i2E), and SBIR proposal support from the OK Catalyst program. There is opportunity for regional funding via organizations such as the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology (OCAST) and the Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research (OCASCR), and a rich network for collaborations with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) and the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (OKC VA).

The University of Oklahoma: OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members. Known as the City of Festivals, Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Explore further at


Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a PhD or MD/PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field and bring an established vibrant research program with a strong track record of external funding, with additional weight given to NIH sponsorship. The Gallogly College of Engineering and SBME both hold strong the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments.

Application Instructions

Application Process: Applications (a cover letter and curriculum vitae) should be submitted at Review of the applications will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled. Salary and benefits are nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive start-up package will be available. Nominations are welcomed and should be sent to Search Committee Chair Professor Wei R. Chen at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

 The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Vaccination Statement 

As the University of Oklahoma is a federal contractor, in the future, employees may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or request an accommodation for exemption from the Federal requirement. For detailed information regarding the potential Federal requirement, visit

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