Knight Campus Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor | Biology/Life Sciences: The Knight Campus at the University of Oregon invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions with a significant track record of research excellence as appropriate to their seniority and a demonstrated commitment to translating research discoveries into innovations to improve the human condition. Candidates in all ranks are encouraged to apply. Of particular interest are candidates with interests in biomaterials, bioinformatics, computational biology and regenerative medicine.

Knight Campus Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor | Biology/Life Sciences

About the Knight Campus:
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Individuals joining the Knight Campus through this search will be in the first cohort of Knight Campus faculty and provide significant input to the future areas of emphasis and culture of the new initiative.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Bioengineering, Biology, Human Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, 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 as relevant to seniority in the position.
  • Successful record of peer-reviewed publications as relevant to seniority in the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A nationally recognized track record of scientific achievement as evidenced by an outstanding publication record and other appropriate external indicators as relevant to the individual’s seniority in the field.
  • 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 for the individual’s research program and ambitions as relevant to the individual’s seniority in the field.
  • Demonstrated commitment in translating research discoveries to applications that improve the human condition.

Job no: 522279
Work type: Faculty – Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Human Physiology, Instruction, Physics, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: Knight Campus
Specializations: 
Engineering/ Applied Biology/ Applied Chemistry/ Applied Physics/ Human Physiology/ Regenerative Medicine/ Genomics/ Computational Science
Rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
September 5, 2018; position open until filled

Knight Campus Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor | Biology/Life Sciences

Required Application Materials
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. The committee will begin reviewing applications on September 5, 2018.

To receive consideration, applicants must submit a complete application including a cover letter, a brief statement of research interests and future research plans, a current c.v. and three letters of reference from professional colleagues in relevant areas of science.

The Knight Campus is dedicated to the UO’s goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within an easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Knight Campus Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor | Biology/Life Sciences

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For questions, please contact:
Naomi Crow
Knight Campus
University of Oregon Knight Campus
Phone: 541-346-2120
Email Address: [email protected]

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