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Job ID: 167272

Assistant Professor
University of Vermont

Date Posted Sep. 15, 2021
Title Assistant Professor
University University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, United States
Department Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 22, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of biomedical engineering. Candidates are expected to hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related field, and a doctorate in biomedical engineering or a related field. The anticipated start date is August 22, 2022.

The Biomedical Engineering Program at UVM leverages strong curricular and research ties with the University’s Larner College of Medicine and the University of Vermont Medical Center (a regional referral center providing advanced care for more than 1 million patients), which are located in very close proximity on the same campus. The Program values interdisciplinary research and innovative approaches to engineering education, as illustrated by a new undergraduate curriculum focused on design thinking and active learning. The major enjoys high student enrollment and a strong culture of undergraduate research. External research funding has expanded rapidly in recent years, fueled by shared resources like the Vermont Advanced Computing Core and strong connections with the Larner College of Medicine. We are seeking a new team member to support this growth.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a thriving and externally funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in BME, and advise and mentor students at all levels. All qualified applicants will be considered, but we are particularly interested in those who work in areas that complement existing research strengths of the BME Program and the Larner College of Medicine. The potential for collaboration should be made clear in the application materials.

UVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship, or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the UVM community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their teaching and service at the University.
UVM 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, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

The scientific and academic environments in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and throughout the UVM community are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. Reflecting our innovative and collaborative spirit, our faculty actively collaborate in their teaching and research with faculty in other UVM Colleges and Schools, plus the UVM Medical Center that shares our campus. The successful candidate will be joining UVM following a period of unprecedented growth that has led to the successful completion of world-class STEM facilities, the development of an ABET-accredited BS degree, and expansion of MS and PhD degrees in BME. Biomedical Engineering is among the fastest growing and largest undergraduate majors at UVM.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington, a city of 43,000 in a metropolitan area of 214,000, is often rated as one of the best small cities in America. Widely known for its music and food scene as well as its outdoor and adventure lifestyle (Outside Magazine and National Geographic), Burlington has also been hailed as a top technology hub (Forbes) and a city of the future (Business Insider). Furthermore, Burlington’s vibrant entrepreneurial and high-technology ecosystem has been recognized by the National Science Foundation’s US Ignite program, the national TechHire City network, and the Kauffman Foundation. While located in the idyllic rural state of Vermont, our frontier paradise is only a two-hour drive to Montreal and a four-hour drive to Boston. In addition, Burlington International Airport offers direct flights to numerous North American destinations.

Applications must be submitted online at (position 00024627). Applicants should provide 1) a cover letter that highlights their relevant experience, 2) a 2-3 page statement describing their research accomplishments and plans including how their work complements existing research strengths in the BME program and/or the Larner College of Medicine, 3) a 1 page statement describing their teaching philosophy, 4) a statement on how the candidate would further the diversity of the unit, 5) a current CV, and 6) the names and contact information for three references (these must be entered into the application system by candidates and requests for references will be managed by the application system). Applications without each of these components will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by December 1, 2021. A background check will be conducted on each final candidate and salary will be made at a level appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. For further information, please contact Ryan McGinnis, at

  • The University of Vermont 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, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

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  • Ryan McGinnis
    Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
    University of Vermont
    33 Colchester Ave
    309E Votey Hall
    Burlington, VT 05405


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