Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

ID: 7212207 (Ref.No. if131516)
Posted: January 30, 2024

Job Description


The Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) in the Gallogly College of Engineering (GCoE) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks applicants for full-time tenure-track assistant professor faculty. We are seeking applications with emphasis in the area of neural engineering including, but not limited to, neural sensing, neuroimaging, neuromodulation, brain-computer/machine interface, and neural modeling & computations with interests in either technology development, preclinical/clinical studies, or both. Significant value is placed on research areas synergistic with the existing strengths in SBME and on human or translational research. We seek candidates who will be visionary and collegial, with the ability to develop an outstanding record of scholarship, research, and commitment to teaching. Successful candidates will also support excellence in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments.

SBME’s mission is to educate the next generation of biomedical engineers and to create new technologies that advance human health. These faculty positions are aligned with the SBME, GCoE, and OU strategic plans.

SBME was founded in 2016, and we moved into our home in the brand-new Gallogly Hall building in 2019, with lab space ready for these new faculty hires. SBME is committed to undergraduate and graduate education, with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in Biomedical Engineering. SBME currently has 12 regular faculty, ~230 undergraduates, and ~37 graduate students. Our faculty and students enjoy extensive partnerships with scientists and clinicians at the OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC/OU Health), the OU Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (IBEST), the Oklahoma Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging, the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa, and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), and the recently launched strategic 10-year Value Partnership between OU Health and Siemens Healthineers.

Known as the City of Festivals, Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Explore further at OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university with three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and another campus in Tulsa. OU enrolls ~30,000 students.


A doctoral degree is required in biomedical engineering or a closely related field including, but not limited to, engineering, physics, data or systems science, neuroscience, mathematical or quantitative science. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate the capability to build an externally funded research program.



Applications should be submitted at (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information of four references). The cover letter may address examples of the candidate’s approach to research, teaching, and service; it may also include plans for future contributions to research, as well as plans/goals for teaching at the University of Oklahoma. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until final selections are made. Salary and benefits are nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive start-up packages will be available. Inquiries may be sent to Search Committee Chair: Dr. Han Yuan, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, [email protected].