Boston University, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Position ID:BU-BME-ASTPCELLENG [#17099]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Cellular Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/07, finished 2021/05/17, listed until 2021/01/15)
Position Description:    

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The College of Engineering at Boston University has embarked on a bold new strategic plan to pursue excellence and societal impact along convergent and collaborative research themes in a representative and inclusive environment. The College has been nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity by the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The Departments of Biomedical Engineering (BME), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Mechanical Engineering (MechE) have an opening for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Although we will consider all candidates whose work matches the research themes of the departments, this search will focus in particular on the following convergent theme:

• Cellular Engineering and Manufacturing. We seek a candidate whose interests are in cellular therapeutics for applications including immunoengineering, regenerative medicine, and bioprocessing. Candidates would likely form bridges between BME and collaborative departments and centers including MechE and the University’s National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory.

The College of Engineering is ranked 16th among private universities, with all of is individual programs ranked in the top 20. BU BME is a top-10 ranked department overall and 7th ranked among private institutions. BME is one of the largest departments in the nation, with 38 tenured or tenure-track primary faculty. We attract exceptional graduate students and faculty talent at all levels and have strong ties to the BU School of Medicine, as well as other top medical research centers in the Boston area. Research activity by primary BME faculty is over $30M per year and well over $50M when affiliated faculty are included. The BME department believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. Our faculty benefit from strong infrastructure to translate research advances into new applications that impact society. BME faculty lead and participate in several high-profile, interdisciplinary research centers, including the Biological Design Center, the Precision Diagnostics Center, BUNano, the Neurophotonics Center, the Center for Systems Neuroscience, the Photonics Center, the Hariri Center for Computational Science and Engineering, the Center for Multiscale and Translational Mechanobiology, The Center for Information and Systems Engineering, and the NSF Engineering Research Center in Cellular Metamaterials.

Candidates must hold a PhD in an appropriate area, have postdoctoral experience, and show potential for leading an independent, vibrant, world-class research program. We place high value on excellence in teaching, teamwork, and outreach. We are especially eager to recruit a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensure an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community where all can thrive. Candidates will be expected to contribute to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

For more information, please visit, , and Applicants should submit a letter of interest; a statement of research accomplishments and goals, including how collaborations can enhance their research impact; a teaching statement outlining their approach and expertise; a diversity statement describing how the candidate wishes to improve diversity and inclusion on campus and in our community; a current CV; and contact information of three references to the appropriate link on this web site. For full consideration, applicants should upload materials before January 15, 2021.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice and a commitment to broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering..We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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