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The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University is launching a strategic hiring initiative across both of our campuses.  Over the next three years, ten new faculty members, with ranks ranging from assistant to full professor, will be recruited to lead collaborative, interdisciplinary biomedical engineering research applied to neurology, orthopedics, lung diseases, cancer, health disparities, predictive biology, clinical needs, with a technical focus in such areas as:

  • medical imaging
  • regenerative medicine
  • rehabilitation engineering
  • microdevices
  • pharmacoengineering

Our Department is committed to offering equal opportunities in an inclusive environment where our entire community can thrive. We believe that inclusion creates a better student experience, faculty career, and department culture. To learn more about our department, please visit this link for more information.


Current Open Positions

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track

Job Posting and Application

This position is for an Assistant Professor in the intersection of Rehabilitation Engineering and Neuroscience.

We seek outstanding candidates conducting research in the areas of: (1) novel neural-machine interfaces (including interfaces with the central and peripheral nervous systems), (2) neural stimulation and modulation to enhance sensorimotor function, (3) human-machine shared learning and control, and (4) clinical translation of novel neural rehabilitation technology. Competitive candidates in other areas of Rehabilitation Engineering, Neural Engineering, and related areas will also be considered. Successful applicants will have already established a highly competitive independent research program or will have otherwise demonstrated the clear potential to do so. The candidate must have the ability to collaborate with basic researchers in neuroscience and/or clinical investigators. Research vision should include pathway to implementation in human clinical populations.

The selected candidate will have a primary appointment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with tenure home in the College of Arts and Sciences. The candidate will also be recommended for a joint or adjunct appointment with the Neuroscience Center. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinical departments in the School of Medicine at UNC and will have access to the resources at both UNC and NC State.

For full posted position information and the application process, please visit the official job posting here.

Tenure-Eligible, Open-Rank Faculty Position

Job Posting and Application

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-eligible open-rank faculty position with a joint appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics and the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) to lead a basic science research program in regenerative medicine and/or rehabilitation engineering applied to orthopaedics. Both departments have a supportive and collaborative environment, and we welcome candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Our mission is to bridge the scientific gaps between biomedical engineering and orthopaedic research leading to translational advancements in musculoskeletal innovations that improve patient care.

The new faculty member will be expected to establish a successful interdisciplinary research program, actively participate in graduate or undergraduate teaching programs in BME, and periodically participate in the basic science/research curriculum for the Orthopaedic residency program. The specific teaching requirements will be tailored to the expertise of the individual and the needs of the departments. This position will foster interactions and collaborations with both clinical and research faculty in basic science, clinical, and engineering departments at UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University (NC State).

For full position information and the application process, please visit the official job posting here.

Visiting/Part-time Faculty Lecturer Positions – Design and Manufacturing

Position 1: Job Posting and Application

The lecturer will be responsible for teaching BMME 398 Biomedical Engineering Design and Manufacturing I together with its associated labs in the spring semester of 2023. This includes delivering in-person lectures that cover the course objectives as stated in the course syllabus, assessing student performance in a timely manner, coordinating clinical immersion sites, collaborating and cooperating with the NC State-based design instructors, UNC-based senior design instructor and UNC-based lab manager, supervising teaching assistants, providing help to students during scheduled office hours and all other responsibilities associated with instruction of the course. Lecture for the course is Monday 3:30 – 4:20. Labs meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:40 – 12:30 and 3:10 – 5:00. Attendance at labs is not required. but preparing teaching assistants to direct the labs is one of the responsibilities of this position.

Position 2: Job Posting and Application

The lecturer will be responsible for teaching BMME 298 Biomedical Engineering Design and Manufacturing I together with its associated labs in the spring semester of 2023. This includes delivering in-person lectures that cover the course objectives as stated in the course syllabus, assessing student performance in a timely manner, coordinating clinical immersion sites, collaborating and cooperating with the NC State-based design instructors, UNC-based senior design instructor and UNC-based lab manager, supervising teaching assistants, providing help to students during scheduled office hours and all other responsibilities associated with instruction of the course. Lecture for the course is Wednesday 3:30 – 4:20. Labs meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 – 10:20 and 1:00 – 2:50. Attendance at labs is not required. but preparing teaching assistants to direct the labs is one of the responsibilities of this position.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Job Posting and Application

The new faculty member will have already developed or will be expected to establish a successful interdisciplinary research program, and actively participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching programs. The specific teaching requirements will be tailored to the expertise of the individual and the needs of the department. The selected candidate will have a primary appointment at NC State, with tenure home in the College of Engineering.

This position will have the opportunity to complement, and collaborate with, other members of the Center for Translational Predictive Biology, the existing faculty in the college, and participate in the University-wide Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI).

The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to interact with clinical faculty in a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital and outstanding research faculty affiliated with the College of Veterinary Medicine and relevant existing faculty clusters working in related areas such as Modeling the Living Embryo (MLE), High-dimensional Integration of Biological Systems (HIBS) and Synthetic and Systems Biology (SSB) cluster. 

Extensive resources and opportunities for collaboration at UNC-Chapel Hill include the NIH-supported NC Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC.


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