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Seeking Applications and Nominations

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology College of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine

This is a picture of a family of graduates from Emory School of MedicineThe College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and the School of Medicine at Emory University are seeking nominations and applications from qualified individuals for the position of Chair of The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). The Department is a joint department of both institutions, and the Chair reports directly to the Dean of Engineering at Georgia Tech and the Dean of the School of Medicine at Emory. The Department has space and facilities on both campuses, and offers a range of BME degrees: a Bachelor’s degree in BME; Master’s and PhD degrees in Bioengineering; Master’s degree in Biomedical Innovation and Development; a joint Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering that is awarded by Georgia Tech and Emory, and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering jointly awarded by Georgia Tech, Emory and Peking University in Beijing, China. Consistently ranked #2 by the U.S. News and World Report over the last few years, the Department presently has 37 full-time equivalent primary faculty members, including 11 endowed chairs and 3 members of the National Academy of Engineering; it has enrolled 1,079 undergraduates, 154 graduate students, with an annual research and operating budget of approximately $30 million.

Research themes for the Coulter Department include:cardiovascular biology and biomechanics; cellular and biomolecular engineering; biomaterials and regenerative medicine; medical imaging, neuroengineering; and integrative biosystems. Additional information can be found at or

The Chair has overall responsibility for the academic and research programs of BME, including all administrative, budgetary and personnel decisions. The Chair also has significant responsibility for external affairs, including fund raising, community outreach andalumni and industry relations. Candidates for the position of Chair must have an earned doctoral degree and international recognition in his/her specific discipline(s), with a record of excellence in technical, academic and professional achievements. The Chair is expected to provide academic and administrative leadership and maintain an active research program. Candidates must have the leadership skills and vision necessary to advance the Coulter Department towards higher levels of excellence. Experience in working in an interdisciplinary engineering/medical environment is critical. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The Chair holds the $2.5M endowed Wallace H. Coulter Chair of Biomedical Engineering.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names and address of five references. Electronic submission of materials is preferred and should be submitted to: Jane Ammons,, Search Committee Chair and Chair of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332. Review of application materials will begin September 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Applications and nominations from female and minority candidates are encouraged.