Recognizing the increasing need to advance remote health care technologies and remote health care systems so that patients everywhere can be linked to health care providers and receive timely, effective and personalized care, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), a member of the Texas A&M University System, has established the Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems (CRHTS). Jointly with the Texas A&M College of Engineering in College Station, TX, applications are being accepted for new faculty positions to be placed in the center with a tenure home in one of the departments within the college. The center director invites applications for multidisciplinary tenured/tenure track faculty at the assistant, associate and full professor ranks in the area of remote health, including hand-held body fluid diagnostic and sensing devices, flexible & wearable electronics for health and fitness, embedded biomedical devices, processes & systems, and biomedical health and fitness domain expertise. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in engineering or a closely related science discipline.
The successful applicants will be required to teach; advise and mentor graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the Center’s and their home department’s activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at www.tamengineeringcareers.org. Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 1, 2019. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2020.
The Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems has a vision of enabling healthy living by shifting the landscape from not only disease management but disease prevention. The center’s mission is to identify and overcome the unmet patient and health care provider needs through development of breakthrough health care devices, technologies and delivery systems. Towards this goal, the center serves as a focal point to facilitate significant advances in the remote health care field through next-generation remote medical delivery systems, translational research in biomedical devices, and development of innovative algorithms and test and measurement systems. The Center recently lead a consortium of industry, government partners and universities that has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP), with the goal of addressing the grand challenge of overcoming the human and economic burden of diabetes and heart disease in underserved communities. Researchers at the center would be encouraged to be involved with PATHS-UP and to develop innovative prototype and information systems, work with state and federal and regulatory agencies, the medical community, and the medical device industry in an effort to further the design, development, testing and deployment of those systems.
Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, TX, with a population of more than 255,500, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 68,600 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $ 892 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $ 11.5 billion, the university ranks third among U.S. public universities and eighth overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life. With over 650 faculty members and more than 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with six of the college’s 14 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 2nd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education.