AOI Biosensing Chair Professor – University of Missouri- Columbia – Columbia, MO

The AOI Chair professor in Biosensing will be a dynamic individual who will provide vision, leadership and guidance for a new program in the multidisciplinary field of biomedical sensing, research, and translational medicine. The faculty member will develop a national and international world class program in noninvasive sensor technology related to the biomedical field. The medical modalities can include laser sensors, photonics, applied electromagnetics, millimeter wave, and terahertz imaging, or closely related technology. The faculty member will work closely with multiple departments to assemble interdisciplinary teams to develop and investigate new sensor technologies and applications of biosensors. The College of Engineering is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The AOI Chair professor will strengthen the long-term viability, efficiency, and effectiveness of research at the College of Engineering and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as the teaching programs. In addition, the faculty member will promote collaborative research within the CoE and across MU, including the School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The faculty member will lead and support external development opportunities; be an advocate for the college; promote the visibility and enhance the reputation of the department at the national and international level; establish cooperative opportunities with industry partners including AOI, and mentor faculty at different stages of their career.


Qualifications and attributes for the successful candidate include a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, biophysics, biomedical engineering, or a closely associated field. The candidate must have a demonstrated record of excellence in biomedical research or a related field. The candidate must have demonstrated effective leadership, management and communication with faculty, staff, and students as well as other leaders in electrical engineering, biophysics, biomedical, medical device sensor research areas, and technology. The candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to seek and obtain external funding.

Application Materials

(1) Cover letter, including a summary of professional accomplishments; (2) A narrative of your vision for the area of Biosensing (4) Names and contact information of three references (The candidate will be notified before any references are contacted); (2) Curriculum vitae.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on August 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date for this position is January 2nd, 2018.

Other Information

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Randy Curry, Chair of Search Committee ([email protected]).

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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