College/Division: College of Engineering and Computing
Department: CEC Chemical Engineering
Advertised Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience
Advertised Job Summary:
The University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing and the Biomedical Engineering Program are seeking an outstanding leader to be the inaugural SmartState Endowed Chair in Biofabrication. This Endowed Chair will direct the SmartState Center for Advanced Biofabrication and serve as a dynamic senior-level faculty member to lead and expand research in an area that compliments existing program strength in cardiovascular research while expanding research interests into biofabrication. The ideal candidate will also interact with current faculty in the areas of biomaterials, cardiovascular biomechanics, disease diagnostics, therapeutic development/delivery, and theoretical/computational modeling of biomedical systems.
The Endowed Chair position is part of an integrated state-wide SmartState Program. A key focus of the SmartState Centers is to integrate research activities across the state and to promote economic development. The Biofabrication SmartState Chair will have significant institutional support, including laboratory facilities at both the College of Engineering and Computing and the School of Medicine and the opportunity to work closely with researchers and clinicians.
As an engineering-based core Biomedical Engineering faculty, the Biofabrication SmartState Chair will have an appointment within one of the seven Departments within the College, in accordance with their research and professional preparation. The selected candidate will be affiliated as core faculty with the inter-disciplinary Biomedical Engineering Program, which is administered by the College of Engineering and Computing in collaboration with the School of Medicine. The Program offers BS, ME, MS, and PhD degrees, currently supporting over 400 undergraduate and graduate students with a faculty comprising over 20 faculty members.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely-related field in engineering or computing and record of exemplary research, as well as demonstrate potential for research leadership. Candidates must have credentials consistent with policy for appointments with tenure at the rank of full professor (at least nine years of relevant experience beyond the terminal degree).
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.