The University of Missouri (MU) College of Engineering invites nominations and applications for a tenured faculty position as the AOI Chair in Biosensing. This newly-formed position is an interdisciplinary Chair, funded by a donation from Dr. Thompson Lin and Applied OptoElectronics, Inc. (AOI). The Chair position is for five years and is renewable based on performance. The position's home department is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Additional appointments in other academic units, such as Bioengineering and the School of Medicine, are possible.
Responsibilities: The AOI Chair will be a visionary individual who will provide leadership and guidance for new programs in the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical sensing and translational research. The AOI Chair will develop a world-class program in noninvasive sensor technology related to biomedicine; modalities can include micro- and nanotechnologies, optoelectronics, photonics, nanophotonics, imaging, or other closely-related areas. The AOI Chair is expected to work closely with multiple departments to assemble interdisciplinary teams to investigate new sensor technologies and applications. The AOI Chair will strengthen the scientific leadership and visibility of interdisciplinary research at MU.
The College of Engineering is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
The AOI Chair is expected to lead and support external development opportunities; be an advocate for the college; enhance the national and international reputation of the department; establish cooperative opportunities with industry partners including AOI, and mentor faculty at different stages of their career.
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