John Martinez Endowed Professor in Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University is pleased to invite applications for the position of John Martinez Professor of Biomedical Engineering, which will be filled at the full professor level. This position is available as early as July 2016.  

The Martinez Professor will be expected to engage in scholarship and technology development by leveraging existing departmental research areas and strengthening ties with other academic units, local health care institutions, and industry. We therefore seek candidates with demonstrable leadership initiative, who will attract people across disciplines to solve problems that will help our region and society. Candidates must have academic achievements commensurate with appointment as a full professor with tenure, and will be expected to maintain an active research program in biomedical engineering.  The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly and impactful contributions to their field and will be expected to be actively involved in undergraduate and graduate programs, consistent with having a fundamental interest in both training and research.  Joint appointments between the School of Science and Engineering and other schools will be considered. 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering, founded in 1977, is an ABET-accredited undergraduate program with approximately 200 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Since July 2006, Biomedical Engineering has been administratively located in the School of Science and Engineering, fostering interdisciplinary interactions.  The department recently established Tulane's Institute of Integrated Engineering for Health and Medicine (TI2EHM), dedicated to interdisciplinary research and technology development, with faculty offices and laboratories co-located with biomedical research and clinical laboratories in the Tulane University Health Sciences campus.  The Martinez Professor is expected to pursue a federally-funded research program in interdisciplinary health sciences and engineering, and to contribute significantly to the leadership and growth of the institute, department, and university.

Tulane University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), offering a rich environment for interdisciplinary interactions, a strong public service theme, and a commitment to health science as a major thrust of research, scholarship, and education. Tulane possesses a unique constellation of health-related research and clinical resources, including the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the National Primate Research Center, the Center for Computational Science, as well as the interdisciplinary organizations of the Neuroscience Program, Tulane Cancer Center, and NSF IGERT-supported PhD program in Bioinnovation.  The city of New Orleans has been ranked by Forbes magazine as the #1 "brain magnet" city in the nation, with a burgeoning biotechnology entrepreneurial ecosystem.  The city further boasts the co-location of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, the LSU Health Sciences Center, the New Orleans Bioinnovation Center, and the newly-constructed University Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital.  The Martinez Professor will be expected to bolster links with such resources in the region.

Inquiries may be sent to Interested parties should submit a single PDF file containing a letter of interest, a research and leadership vision statement, and full CV to the Martinez Search Committee at  All submissions and inquiries will be handled with the utmost discretion to protect the privacy of applicants.  Applications must be received by January 1, 2016 to receive priority consideration, though the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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