Biomedical Engineering, Assistant Professor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Aug 05, 2021
Oct 04, 2021
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Organization Type


Biomedical Engineering, Assistant Professor

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Biomedical Engineering, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering [R0125906]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Integrated Health Sciences. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us online at:



The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professors in Biomedical Engineering, commencing Fall 2022. The earliest start date is July 1, 2022. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

We invite applicants in all fields related to biomedical engineering. Potential expertise areas are not limited to Bioinformatics, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation engineering, Biostatistics, Biosensors, Biological circuits and systems, Biomedical optics, Implants and Bionics, Neural engineering, Cybernetic modeling, Biomedical Imaging and Image processing, Biomaterials and robotics, Environmental health engineering, and engineering applications of Health physics, and Nuclear-medicine. Depending on the successful candidates’ backgrounds, the positions will be hosted in the most closely-related engineering department or split among the relevant engineering departments.

The interdisciplinary research environment, rapid metropolitan economic and population growth, and the entertainment and tourism industries co-located in southern Nevada and the surrounding region provide unique opportunities for research, teaching, and services. The successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous, sustainable, and interdisciplinary funded biomedical research program in his or her area of expertise, collaborate with faculty researchers across the campus including the Colleges of Engineering, Sciences, Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Integrated Health Sciences. Upon hire, successful candidates will be expected to apply for research grants, supervise graduate students, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their expertise area, and participate in service to their department, the College, University, and profession.



This position requires a Ph.D. in Engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university. The degree must be awarded prior to the start of employment.



Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.       



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, research and teaching statements, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information upon which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on November 15, 2021, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Hui Zhao, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0125906” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.



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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

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