Professor-Tenure System

Working/Functional Title

Professor-Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) at Michigan State University invite applications for a tenure-system faculty positions in the broad area of biomedical research. Candidates must have earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology or related field, with expertise in Biomedical Imaging. The position will be filled at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level depending on the qualifications and record of the successful candidate. The candidate is expected to establish a sustainable research program, make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline, be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in institutional and professional service.

We are interested in developing a program for nanomedicine with a focus on regenerative medicine.  The research can range from developing organic and inorganic particles for cell labeling and tracking as well as drug delivery. Additional field of interest is developing nanotechnology based tools for imaging of biological events and targets at the cellular and molecular level, using modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Ultrasound, optical imaging  and photo/optoacoustic imaging. Therefore we seek exceptional candidates who can develop such program and teach classes on nanomedicine, nanotechnology and nanomaterials. The program will be part of the division of “Synthetic biology and regenerative Medicine”.

BME is housed in the new Institute of Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering (IQ) and has a strong core of imaging scientists who work collaboratively across broad disciplines including: neuroengineering, motion analytics, developmental biology, system biology, synthetic biology, regenerative medicine, chemical biology and biomedical devices with an aim for clinical translation.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at


Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer.  MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The university actively encourages applications or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biomedical Engineering/Applied Mathmatic

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology or related field, with expertise in Biomedical Imaging.

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, vision statements for teaching and research, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

Special Instructions

We will begin reviewing the applications on February 12, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair through email at

Summary of Health Risks

-Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue, and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.

-Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

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