Lehigh University, Bioengineering

1206 20028
Position ID:Lehigh-Bioengineering-JRBMD [#20028]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Bioengineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Engineering / Bioengineering, Biomedical, Cleanroom Fabrication Techniques, Device Engineering, Human Health
Mechanical Engineering / Bio Systems, bioMEMS
Bioengineering / Bioengineering
Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering, Electrophysiological, Instrumentation, Medical Devices, Microphysiological systems engineering, Nanotechnology and Sensing, Neural, Neural Engineering, Novel Device Technologies Applied to Predictive, Digital, and Personalized Medicine
Electrical and Computer Engineering / bio-ECE, brain-machine interfaces and neurally-integrated prosthetics, medical-ECE (more...)
Appl Deadline:2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/12, finished 2022/06/04, listed until 2022/08/01)
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Assistant Professor in Bioengineering Department 
The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Biomedical Devices in the Department of Bioengineering. Applications from qualified individuals for all faculty ranks will be considered including consideration of tenure at initial appointment for senior candidates. Applicants should demonstrate a track record of innovation in device design and fabrication. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: wearables, flexible electronics, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, point-of-care devices, neural engineering, lab-on-chip, organ-on-chip, prosthetics, and remote sensors. Applicants' research should ideally support the development of devices that can be integrated into precision or population health paradigms. This will provide opportunities for collaboration with the newly established College of Health as well as the interdisciplinary Institute for Functional Materials and Devices (I-FMD) at Lehigh University. Applicants are required to have a doctorate in Bioengineering or a related field, and the ability and interest to teach core Bioengineering courses (https://engineering.lehigh.edu/bioe).

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong research programs, contribute to our educational mission, complement our existing strengths, and collaborate effectively with colleagues. Successful candidates must also be committed to the enhancement of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) environment in which world-class faculty, staff, and students can thrive to their full potential. We particularly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. 

Lehigh has made a long-term commitment to growth in Bioengineering, starting with the establishment of an undergraduate program in 2002, a graduate program in 2009, and the department in 2017. Bioengineering at Lehigh developed from a multi-disciplinary program that drew its core and associated faculty from a number of departments, including Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics. We have established a sizable new research facility, the Health Research Hub, and seek to expand faculty strength further, particularly in the area of Biomedical Devices. 

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University combines outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh has five colleges, including the new College of Health, and is investing substantially in new innovative research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual footprint. These investments, based on faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the University's commitment to scholarship and to the student experience. Lehigh has recently invested in a new Health, Science, and Technology (HST) building, increasing the university's capacity for interdisciplinary research related to health and biomedicine. 

The Rossin College consists of eight departments, twelve research-based M.S. and Ph.D. programs, ten professional master's programs, and twelve undergraduate programs. The college also has multiple cross-college honors programs with the College of Business and with the College of Arts and Sciences. The College faculty includes approximately 130 tenure-track and 20 teaching faculty members. The student body includes approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. The College has broad-based research activities across numerous areas of scholarly excellence and is focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Review of Applications — For full consideration, applications should be received online by December 1, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter, including indication of desired faculty rank, 2) curriculum vitae (CV), 3) a Research Statement that describes past scholarly contributions and future research directions, 4) a Teaching Statement that describes instructional philosophy and courses that the candidate would want to teach or develop, 5) a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement that describes prior DEI experience and the candidate's vision for enhancing community and culture at Lehigh, and 6) names and contact information of at least three references. Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Prof. Yevgeny Berdichevsky, Chair of the Search Committee at inbioe@lehigh.edu. 

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html

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Bethlehem, PA 18015