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The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University (BME) is seeking candidates for a faculty position (9-month, tenure-track) in Rehabilitation Engineering at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor. Rehabilitation Engineering supports a variety of research, from basic animal and human studies of neuromechanics to translation of novel technology and techniques to the clinic, with the underlying goal of restoration of function in individuals with physical disabilities. Our interests include, but are not limited to biomechanics and modeling, prosthetics and orthotics, neural engineering, and human motor control and learning.


We encourage candidates conducting basic and applied research in the areas of: (1) innovative therapeutic or assistive technologies with the potential to transform rehabilitation practice from the clinic to the community, (2) human neuromechanics across multiple scales, (3) effects of sensation, perception, and cognition for human movement control, and (4) novel neural technologies and their clinical applications. Work with human subjects is anticipated. Outstanding candidates in other areas of Rehabilitation Engineering will also be considered. As this position will be within the core faculty of Biomedical Engineering, participation in both undergraduate and graduate instruction expected. The position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on credentials and qualifications.


Founded in 2003, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is a unique collaboration between North Carolina’s two flagship universities: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and North Carolina State University (NC State). The nationally-ranked UNC Hospitals and School of Medicine at UNC-CH provide an excellent clinical environment for interactions and translation, while the College of Engineering at NC State, one of the finest engineering and computer science schools in the world, offers state-of-the-art facilities for students and faculty engaged in vital areas of research and technology transfer.


In addition to the excellent resources of the Joint Department, the Closed-Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation (CLEAR) Core (, Human Movement Science Program at UNC-CH (, the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) at UNC-CH, the NSF ERC ASSIST Center ( at NC State, and the top-ranked NC State College of Veterinary Medicine provide excellent opportunities for Rehabilitation Engineering faculty to develop multidisciplinary and translational collaborations.


The qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline. Successful applicants will have already established a highly competitive independent research program, or will otherwise possess the clear potential to do so. The candidate must have the ability to collaborate with basic researchers and/or clinical investigators. Candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate student education, particularly in the areas of rehabilitation engineering, biomedical instrumentation, and neural engineering.


The selected candidate will have a primary appointment at NC State University, with tenure home in the College of Engineering. Laboratory space will be allocated at NC State on Centennial Campus, where most of the engineering departments, including Biomedical Engineering, reside. The selected candidate will have full rights and privileges at both NC State and UNC-CH.


Women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


View the original posting on the North Carolina State University Careers site, Position Number 00101243:

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