Associate or Full Professor in Human Movement Research

Faculty, Tenure/Tenure Stream

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering invites applications from accomplished individuals with a PhD or equivalent degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or closely related disciplines for a tenure/tenure-stream senior faculty position at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank. We wish to recruit an individual with strong accomplishments in basic and translational human movement research focused on whole-body biomechanics and musculoskeletal injury prevention, with experience in occupational slip and fall prevention research. The ideal candidate will have both computational and experimental research expertise in this area, and a history of funding from diverse sources, including but not limited to the National institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), industry, and foundations. Candidates must also be committed to contributing to high quality education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position will be part of the investigator team within the Human Movement and Balance Laboratory.

Located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh is ranked top-ten in securing NIH funding, and provides a rich environment for interdisciplinary research, strengthened through its affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The Department of Bioengineering, consistently ranked among the top programs in the country, has outstanding research and educational programs, offering undergraduate (260 students, sophomore-to-senior years) and graduate (152 PhD, MD/PhD, and DPT/PhD students; and 56 MS students) degrees. The Human Movement and Balance Laboratory is one of the premier research facilities dedicated to reducing musculoskeletal injuries and improving balance and locomotion function. The Pittsburgh bioengineering community spans many departments and centers across the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, offering numerous collaborative research opportunities. The Center for Medical Innovation, the Coulter Translational Partnership II Program and the Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data offer innovation and translation opportunities.

Interested applicants should apply to requisition number 21008440 at Pitt Talent Center by visiting Interested individuals should submit: (1) cover letter, (2) complete CV (including funding record, if applicable), (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) statement describing experience with or interest in activities to enhance diversity, inclusion, and equity, (6) three representative publications, and (7) names and complete contact information of at least four references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and therefore, early submission is highly encouraged. We intend to conclude this recruitment by April 2022.

The Department of Bioengineering is fully committed to a diverse academic environment, and we place high priority on identifying female and underrepresented minority candidates.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.