Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Biomedical Engineering (12487039)
Employee Designation:  Regular Part-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Position Description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Mississippi ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate Professor level in the area of computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related field. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the areas of systems biology, network biology, healthcare informatics, artificial intelligence and/or machine learning. Outstanding candidates in other areas of computational biology and bioinformatics will also be considered.


The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the computational biology/bioinformatics emphasis area within the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program. Established in July 2019, we are the state’s first and only Department of Biomedical Engineering. The Department recently completed a $1.3M renovation of approximately 10,000 square feet of teaching and lab space to accommodate our rapid growth. Another ~$2.5M renovation for ~3,500 sq.ft. of new laboratory space has recently commenced as well. The University of Mississippi is a R1 Carnegie Classification university of high research activity. As such, numerous collaborative research opportunities exist on campus with the School of Pharmacy, the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, and within the School of Engineering. The University of Mississippi recently launched its Institute for Data Science with an investment of $2M. The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in nearby Memphis also offer collaborative potential. 

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track 

Minimum Qualifications

The qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline. The candidate will have already established a competitive research program or will possess the potential to do so. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate education, particularly in areas related to computational biology and bioinformatics.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Application Procedures

Interested candidates should apply online at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references.


The anticipated start date is August 15, 2024. A detailed description of the position can be found by searching for position at Inquiries regarding the position can be sent to committee chair Dr. Thomas Werfel at

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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