The Knight Campus at the University of Oregon (UO) invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Neuroengineering with a significant track record of research excellence and a demonstrated commitment to translating research discoveries into innovations to improve the human condition. The selected candidate will be the DeArmond Neuroengineering Endowed Chair appointed in the Knight Campus and will be eligible for membership in the UO’s Institute of Neuroscience (ION). ION is a highly collaborative research institute consisting of faculty experts from diverse disciplines who tackle fundamental questions in neuroscience.
Minimum Requirements: • Doctorate in Neuroengineering, Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Biology, or related discipline from an accredited institution of higher education • Demonstrated ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds through examples of cross-cultural communication skills, successful experience with different teaching strategies with the goal addressing different learning contexts and/or an example of supporting or leading program or set of activities that promoted interest and retention in the science by individuals from under-represented groups • Successful record of external support for research program • Successful record of peer-reviewed publications
Preferred Qualifications: • A nationally recognized track record of scientific achievement as evidenced by an outstanding publication record and other appropriate external indicators in Neuroengineering • A highly integrative research program that spans broad areas of science research across multiple disciplines • Experience working in complex, multi-stakeholder environments and strong communications skills; the ability to build successfully at multiple interfaces (e.g. UO colleges and departments, other Oregon universities, and industry) • Demonstrated experience with large government agencies, foundations, industry, and philanthropy to have developed a thorough understanding of funding opportunities and pathways and strategies to successfully attract sufficient funding for the individual’s research program and ambitions • Demonstrated commitment in translating research discoveries to applications that improve the human condition
About University of Oregon, Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
The University of Oregon's Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is an ambitious $1 billion initiative to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world. The Knight Campus will work to reshape the state’s public higher education landscape by training new generations of scientists, engaging in new interdisciplinary research, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.