July 29, 2019
Assistant or Associate Professor
The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Program within the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology seeks exceptional candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The BME is a joint program with the University of South Dakota. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and research interest in: Biomaterials, Computational Biomedical Engineering, Assistive Technologies/Rehabilitation Engineering,
Cellular and Tissue Engineering, or Biodevices and Imaging, though exceptional candidates with other research interests will also be considered. Successful candidates are expected to initiate and/or sustain a nationally recognized, externally sponsored research program in Biomedical Engineering. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) promotes an outstanding educational environment for students, thus applicants should demonstrate an interest and commitment to excellence in developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the Biomedical Engineering program. Service expectations include the development of the Biomedical Engineering program as it evolves into a separate department.
Candidates will have an earned doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline by start date. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The desired start date is January 2020; however, August 2020, will be considered. Preferred qualifications include previous university teaching, design and/or other industrial experiences, and a strong record of multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers across the campus including the Chemical and Biological, Materials Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Nanoscience and Nanoengineering PhD programs. Specific centers and laboratories that might be of interest include: the Arbegast Materials Processing and Joining Laboratory (AMP https://www.sdsmt.edu/amp/ ), the Biochemical Spatiotemporal NeTwork Resource (Bio-SNTR http://www.sdepscor.org/biosntr/index.php), the Composites and Polymer Engineering Laboratory (CAPE http://cape.sdsmt.edu), the Composites and Nanocomposites Advanced Manufacturing Center (CNAM http://www.sdsmt.edu/Research/Labs-and-Centers/Composite-and-Nanocomposite-…), the Direct Write Laboratory (DWL http://www.sdsmt.edu/Research/Labs-and-Centers/Direct-Write-Lab/), and the Surface Engineering Research Center (SERC https://www.sdsmt.edu/SERC/). For additional information regarding research opportunities view http://www.sdsmt.edu/Research/.
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department has a long-standing tradition of excellent process oriented educational programs. The CBE and the BME programs reside in the recently constructed and remodeled 80,000 sq. ft. Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building which offers state of the art teaching facilities and research laboratories. The BME program offers BS, MS and PhD degrees, and currently is home to about 70 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. CBE has a strong research enterprise with grant expenditures exceeding $2.5MM. For more information regarding the BME program within CBE Department visit https://www.sdsmt.edu/BME/.
Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 97% placement rate. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.
South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,700 students from 45 states and 35 countries. Rapid City is the state’s second, largest city (with an urban population of 74,421 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: www.sdsmt.edu and http://visitrapidcity.com/.
South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin September 9, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 12, 2019, will receive priority review. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.