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Endowed Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure-Track Position with a focus in Bioengineering Technology

The College of Engineering & Science at University of Detroit Mercy seeks applications for a tenure-track endowed professorship in Bioengineering Technology at the assistant or associate professor levels.  This faculty position is a result of an award from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation and, as such, includes significant career development funds for a period of five years along with a competitive salary and a generous start-up package.  To learn more about the life of Clare Boothe Luce, please visit  The terms of the award limits this position to female candidates who are either US citizens or permanent residents.

The Clare Boothe Luce Assistant/Associate Professor is expected to support and eventually lead a vibrant bioengineering technology program at the University.  As such, the ideal candidate should have a research program that supports the work of creating bioengineering technologies that enables persons with diminished capacities to lead happy, productive and independent lives.  The program, whose home is in the College of Engineering & Science, collaborates closely with the College of Health Professions, the School of Law and the College of Engineering and Science.  The program draws on close partnerships with the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, disability groups and other organizations.

The ideal candidate will have an engineering doctoral degree with demonstrated experience in bioengineering technology.  Candidates are welcome from mechanical, biomedical, systems, or electrical engineering; robotics and mechatronics or related disciplines.  She will be strongly committed to the teacher scholar model, have a positive teaching record and willing and able to engage her students (undergraduate, master and doctoral) in meaningful, career-building research.  The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurially minded in order to support the College’s entrepreneurial engineering culture and to spearhead the commercialization efforts for these technologies. 

Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private university, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community.  The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

Interested candidates should apply by emailing a single portable document file (pdf) containing a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter, a one-page statement of research goals, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for four references to the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr. Darrell Kleinke at  Review of applications will commence on March 20th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
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