Utah State University

  • Assistant Professor

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 6 months ago(7/11/2019 3:17 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Engineering
    Biological Engineering
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    The Department of Biological Engineering at Utah State University seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have an earned PhD in Biological Engineering or a related engineering discipline. The ideal candidate must demonstrate potential for, or a strong record of, externally funded research, publications, teaching competency, and professional leadership. Candidates are expected to build a vigorous program of funded innovative research with potential for collaborations in the department, college and university and to be an excellent teacher at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. This is an academic-year (9 month) term-appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.


    • Conduct research and other scholarly activities, including the pursuit of a strong externally funded research program
    • Effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses
    • Mentor students in research activities
    • Commitment to department, university and community service
    • Other duties as assigned


    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. PhD in biological engineering or a related engineering discipline from a prominent and accredited university.
    2. Evidence of established or emerging research stream(s) with potential for extramural support and publication.
    3. Record of success or potential for effective teaching and mentoring.
    4. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Record of strong peer-reviewed publications in an emerging technical field of interest to the department, such as bioinformatics.
    2. Record of success or potential in obtaining external funding.
    3. Potential to collaborate with existing BE faculty on externally funded projects.
    4. Post-doctoral or relevant industrial experience.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1) Cover Letter

    2) Research Statement

    3) Resume/CV to be uploaded in the candidate profile

    4) Teaching Philosophy


    Please do not upload your cover letter, research statement, or teaching philosophy.  You will be instructed to type or paste them during your application.


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    USU BE has about 300 undergraduates, 30 Masters and PhD students, and 10 faculty members (http://www.be.usu.edu). USU is located in a spectacular Rocky Mountain valley that offers year-round recreation which is located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, a major metropolitan center.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.


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