Human Fusions Institute
The Biomedical Engineering Department (EBME) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Biomedical Engineering at the Assistant Professor level. Extremely well-qualified applicants at senior levels will be considered on a case-bycase basis. This position is part of eight thematically-aligned, University-wide faculty hires over the next two years in the area of human – technology interaction as part of the Human Fusions Institute (HFI). Appointments will be considered for starting dates as early as July 1, 2023. All applicants must hold great promise for research leadership and grant funding, teaching excellence, and service contributions. They must also be committed to working with a diverse population of students. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering or related fields. The search is focused on attracting the world’s top neural engineering faculty interest in expanding neural technology beyond medicine, into the broader human-technology future. The successful candidate will hold a primary academic appointment in EBME in the Case School of Engineering and their primary research will be within the Human Fusions Institute. HFI includes a 20,000 sqft new multi-disciplinary, collaborative space opening in 2024. HFI will foster transdisciplinary collaboration across all the Schools at CWRU between faculty who share the same goal of redefining the future of human – technology interaction. In many instances, the candidate will be encouraged to hold secondary appointments in other academic units. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Highly effective and creative interfaces to the nervous system with particular interest in clinically viable approaches for brain, autonomic, and/or peripheral systems; Developing sensory restoration approaches, including vestibular, taste, smell, temperature, pain, touch, hearing, and sight; Developing novel methods of understanding/enhancing sensorimotor integration and/or learning of complex systems Sensory neurophysiology or psychophysiology related to human-technology interactions; Autonomic system interfaces with interest in relationship to human-tech interaction.
Applicants should provide the names and contact information of three references in addition to a cover letter, CV, research, teaching, and diversity statements. The diversity statement should explain how the candidate values and will operationalize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within their research, teaching, and service, and how they intend to foster a culture of DEI, pluralism, and individual difference in the CWRU community. The diversity statement should also explain how their scholarly and outreach activities will contribute to promoting justice within and outside institutions of higher learning. The search will continue until the position is filled; however, for maximum consideration the applicants should submit their materials by May 1, 2023. We welcome all nominations and applications for this available position; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to submit your application materials. Please send all documents in one PDF file. In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis