Professor - Biomedical Engineering

School/Institution:University College Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

Discipline: Biomedical Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Job Title: 012272-Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Department: UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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Institution: University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Professor

Academic Fields

  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Applications are invited for a Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering post within UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

The UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering invites applications for a Full Professor position in under the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI) Call 2019, in line with the requirements set out in the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Call document.

The Senior Academic Leadership Initiative gives priority to highly qualified female candidates within the boundaries of what is legally permissible, in order to address their underrepresentation; preferential consideration of female candidates is excluded if other reasons worthy of legal protection, prevail.

In exceptional circumstances, candidates who are in a minority or protected under Irish social legislation, or who also belong to an underrepresented minority in academic posts may be approved if the institution can clearly articulate reasons worthy of legal protection as to why they should be considered.

More information about the objectives of the SALI Initiative can be found under the section covering "Further Information for Candidates" below, and also at:

This leading Academic role in UCD is supported by the ‘Senior Academic Leadership Initiative’ (see below. The UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (SMME) has a long and distinguished international track record of achievement and is committed to the highest standards of teaching, learning and student development within a research-informed environment.

Biomedical Engineering is centrally important to the portfolio of taught Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes offered by the College of Engineering and Architecture and, together with Design, Energy, Manufacturing and Materials, is one of the School’s key research priorities. Following recent sustained growth in the School’s taught programmes, the growth of internationally important research opportunities, and the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI) sponsored by the Higher Education Authority, the School invites applications for a permanent position of Full Professor in Biomedical Engineering.

Prospective candidates for this post are required to demonstrate a research programme in aspects of biomedical engineering that complement at least one of the School’s other disciplines, viz materials, design, manufacturing and energy. Candidates are also required to have a recognised track record of internationally competitive research achievement.

On appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active and impactful personal research programme, to publish in leading international journals and conferences, and to seek out opportunities for research funding and collaboration, both nationally and internationally. Depending on the successful candidate’s interests, association with one of UCD’s Research Institutes or Academic Centres may be encouraged.

The appointee will be required to undertake teaching duties, to include both lecturing and project supervision, across a range of programmes offered by the School. The appointee will be encouraged to take a leadership role in the teaching and development of biomedical engineering within the School, and to contribute appropriately to complementary subjects.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here . We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Application Information:

Applicants are required to submit a statement clearly outlining how you meet the criteria of this particular post in relation to the stated objectives of the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (see below), or detail any exceptional circumstances as to why you should be considered for this post

When completing UCDs eRecruitment application process you will be required to upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Dedicated statement of suitability for this particular post (max 300 words). The statement provided will form part of the initial eligibility screening process for this particular post.

Full Professor Salary Scale: €117,915 – €151,492 per annum

Appointment on scale will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV’s submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below:


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