Assistant Professor T/TE-Biomedical Optics

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721
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The University of Arizona Health Sciences and the Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona invite applications for a joint tenure-track assistant professor appointment in Biomedical Optics effective August 2020. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and in establishing a world-class experimental research program. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, biomedical optics and biophotonics as applied to novel sensors, diagnostics, and imaging solutions. Optical technologies that advance surgical, clinical, and remote healthcare capabilities leveraging cloud connectivity are also of interest. We encourage applications from candidates who will complement or strengthen current research in Biomedical Optics, Biomedical Engineering, and Medical Research at the University of Arizona and strengthen ties that exist between the Wyant College of Optical Sciences, the College of Medicine, and UArizona Health Sciences (UAHS).

The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching and a desire to integrate their own area of expertise into a broader health sciences context that can be shared with students in the classroom. In addition to courses in their domain of expertise, the position anticipates developing and teaching interdisciplinary content focused on applying design thinking principles to health and wellness challenges through experiential project-based collaborative learning. These courses may also include course-based undergraduate research experiences (CURES) for nonmajors to engage students in addressing authentic research challenges.

Our University is transitioning applicant tracking systems during the month of January 2020. You may apply for this position by navigating to and searching for posting number F22234 or by clicking on the Apply button. Applications will be reviewed after 02/01/2020.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jennifer Barton, search committee chair, at

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!


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This tenure-track position seeks candidates with experience and potential in both world-class research and teaching, with duties including:

  • Cultivating a vibrant extramurally funded research program in areas with the potential to strengthen linkages between the Wyant College of Optical Sciences and UAHS.
  • Establishing a strong undergraduate and graduate teaching record that may include core college courses, specialized technical courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and courses taught in the UAHS Health Sciences Design program that apply the candidate’s area of expertise to health and wellness challenges for an interdisciplinary audience.
  • Participating in service and outreach, including building relationships with stakeholders from within the University and the external professional community to help support program success.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biomedical Optics, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Research or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment in research and technology development in an academic, government, or industrial research laboratory environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to create and provide high-quality instruction.
  • Experience mentoring both undergraduate and graduate researchers.
  • Knowledge of or experience with design thinking principles, active learning techniques, and team-based experiential learning.


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