The University of Southern California, one of the nation’s top research universities, invites applications for tenure-track positions in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering. We seek outstanding faculty candidates for positions at any rank. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Outstanding senior applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership, and whose past activities document a commitment to issues involving the advancement of women in science and engineering may also be considered for the Lloyd Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair, which is supported by the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program endowment.
We invite applications from candidates knowledgeable in biomedical engineering, and will focus on a candidate’s promise and/or track record during the review process. Candidates with interest in the following areas detailed below, are especially encouraged to apply:
Neuroengineering. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: next generation neural interfaces; complex large-scale and multi-scale modeling for reverse engineering the brain; data-based modeling of neural systems, multi-neuronal dynamic interactions, and plasticity; design of cognitive neuroprostheses; and bioelectronic devices for medical applications. We are interested in candidates at any rank.
We seek energetic individuals who will participate in the university’s research enterprise and engage with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates will establish a strong, externally funded, research program of national prominence while contributing to the core teaching mission of the department. An earned doctorate in a field closely related to Biomedical Engineering is required.
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier of engineering schools in the world. It counts 185 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and is home to the Information Sciences Institute, two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, a Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers Research Center), and the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence, CREATE. The school is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Research expenditures typically exceed $185 million annually.
To receive full consideration, candidates should apply on-line at the faculty application website by November 15, 2017:https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/open-rank-professor-of-biomedical-engineering/1209/5798000.Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for suggested references. Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. Interested individuals are welcome to contact Dr. Ellis Meng, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (email@example.com). They are also encouraged to visit the website of the Department (http://bme.usc.edu) for details on current educational and research programs.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
Welcome to the USC Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)! Since our early roots as an option within electrical engineering in 1963, we have maintained a longstanding tradition of advancing biomedicine through the development and application of novel engineering ideas. Our department, founded in 1976, includes over 80 primary and affiliated faculty members that conduct cutting-edge research in... a wide variety of areas, including neuroengineering, biosystems and biosignal analysis, medical devices and implants, bioimaging and imaging informatics, and systems cellular-molecular bioengineering.
The department is home to seven internationally recognized research centers: the Biomedical Simulations Resource (NIH), the Medical Ultrasonic Transducer Technology Research Center (NIH), the Center for Neural Engineering (NSF, DARPA), the Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems Engineering Research Center (NSF), the Center for Vision Science and Technology (NIH), the Center for Genomic and Phenomic Studies in Autism (NIH), and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (NIH). Moreover, the Department has a Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership Program and is co-located with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at USC. This Institute promotes translation of fundamental research discoveries into commercially viable biotechnologies to improve human health and well-being. Other relevant centers and institutes at USC include, among others, the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, the Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics. We consistently rank in the very top tier of all U.S. BME departments in terms of research funding per faculty and are one of the most translational and entrepreneurial departments in the country.
Our undergraduate program, which began in 1974, is among the most established in the world and offers specialized options to nearly 300 students that emphasize biochemical engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Year after year, the students in our freshman class are in the highest achieving group at USC, with average SAT scores that are consistently higher than the average SAT scores of all USC freshmen. Our department also claims a large share of all Trustee and Presidential Scholarships awarded to the brightest freshmen entering USC. We are also home to nearly 300 graduate students pursuing degrees in one of our M.S. or Ph.D. programs. The Health Technology and Engineering Program offers a unique side-by-side training opportunity for select doctoral and medical students. Our graduates continue to make a difference in advancing biomedical engineering through post-baccalaureate training in medical, dental or graduate school; their research during post-doctoral studies or academic positions; or industry jobs. Our department is strategically situated near the thousands of biomedical companies located in Southern California, a regional hotbed for the biomedical industry.