The Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago are seeking to fill a new tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of muscle and neural bioengineering. Investigators using novel engineering approaches to develop clinically translatable interventions for improving neuromuscular function or to understand the biological processes underlying neuromuscular function are encouraged to apply. We are also interested in investigators using multiscale experimental or computational approaches that bridge between cellular and tissue levels, though the scientific excellence of the candidate is more important than the particular area of research. The collaborative environment between RIC and Northwestern, including the McCormick School of Engineering and the Feinberg School of Medicine, is exceptionally strong, providing multiple opportunities for interactions with the large number of faculty carrying out research in neuromuscular function. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and maintain a distinguished externally-funded research program, (2) contribute to the teaching and advising of graduate and undergraduate students at Northwestern University, and (3) address the vision of RIC to “set the highest standards in scholarly and applied research in physical medicine and rehabilitation.” The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor, though exceptional candidates at the Associate level will be considered. See www.bme.northwestern.edu, http://www.ric.org/research/, and http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/ for further information on our faculty and programs. Applicants should upload PDF versions of a brief cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and one statement each of research (up to 3 pages) and teaching (1 page) interests to https://facultysearch.mccormick.nort...ply/index/ODI=. The cover letter should be addressed to the Chair of the Neuromuscular Search Committee. Applications received before November 15, 2015 will receive full consideration but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The earliest starting date is September 1, 2016.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. It is the policy of Northwestern University not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status or other protected group status. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.