Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the Robotics Engineering Program (RBE) invite applications for a tenure-track joint position at the Assistant Professor Level.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in BME, RBE, or a closely related field. We especially encourage applicants with an expertise in medical robotics, bio robotics, or biomechanics that synergize with our existing research areas.

Applicants must show potential for an innovative and sustainable research and teaching career. We expect faculty to be involved in a balance of research, teaching, and service.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering delivers a vibrant ABET-accredited undergraduate program with approximately 400 undergraduate and 50 graduate students pursuing MS, MEng, and Ph.D. degrees. BME faculty are leaders in several interdisciplinary programs including an NSF IGERT with the mission of training leaders in Biofabrication and an NSF REU program focused on training female and underrepresented minority students.

The RBE Program, with approximately 370 undergraduate and 170 graduate students offers robotics engineering BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees. In 2016 this ABET accredited program was awarded the inaugural ABET Innovation Award for its truly interdisciplinary, project based, curriculum which integrates Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering content.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references submitted to

WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI, the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) The university's campus is located (one hour west of Boston) in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.


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