Boston University, College of Engineering

Position ID:BU-College of Engineering-ASTP [#22254, Convergent #1]
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
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2022/08/04, listed until 2022/12/15)
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The College of Engineering at Boston University has embarked on a bold new strategic plan that will pursue excellence and impact along convergent and collaborative research themes while remaining committed to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. The College has an opening for a junior, tenure-track faculty member to join the Biological Design Center, whose faculty focus on building as a way to understand the design principles underlying biological systems. We envisage a candidate whose research interests are in bringing novel tools to bear on understanding and constructing multicellular tissues or organ systems. Areas of particular research interest include regenerative medicine, organoids, mechanobiology, cancer biology & therapy, protein design & evolution, human-associated microbiota, genome/epigenome engineering, metabolism, genomics and data science. This faculty member will join a vibrant, highly successful group of researchers exploring how to guide the body to build new tissue and retool cellular machinery to optimize human health.

The BU College of Engineering 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. The College is a recipient of the Bronze award for ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. To that, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.

Candidates will have a primary appointment in either Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with commensurate affiliated appointments. Affiliated appointments with the Division of Materials Science and Engineering, appropriate life-science departments, and the Medical School will also be considered.

The College of Engineering is ranked 16th among private universities, with all of is individual programs ranked in the top 20. The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is 8th-ranked among private institutions. BME is one of the largest departments in the nation, with 41 tenured or tenure-track primary faculty. Research activity by primary BME faculty is over $40M per year. The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) has 52 faculty with a large cohort working in biomechanics and mechanobiology. Engineering faculty lead and participate in several high-profile, interdisciplinary research centers. Relevent centers other than the Biological Design Center include 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. The College of Engineering 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.

Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community, which is essential to its mission as expressed at We are proud of our record, including being the first American university to award a PhD to a woman and the university from which Martin Luther King Jr. received his Ph.D. We are dedicated to increasing participation of all talented students, especially women and other underrepresented groups in Engineering.

Candidates must hold a PhD in an appropriate area, have postdoctoral experience, and show potential for leading an independent, vibrant, world-class research program. BU College of Engineering also places high value on excellence in teaching and in community. Candidates will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.

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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