Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Job description

Job location: Worcester

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-10-09
Req: R0000616

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering




Biomedical Engineering Department


Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI


The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty at the Assistant Professor Level in Medical Robotics, Biomedical Devices, and/or Global Health.


The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty at the Assistant Professor Level in Medical Robotics, Biomedical Devices, and/or Global Health.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in BME, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or a closely related field. This position will involve collaboration with BME, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science faculty working in the area of medical robotics and/or biomedical devices. We are looking for individuals who value innovation, creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. 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 is leading diverse, cutting-edge research with product and thought innovation to develop new advances in therapies, devices, and processes to help people live longer, healthier lives. We deliver a vibrant ABET-accredited undergraduate BME program with approximately 400 undergraduate and 70 graduate students pursuing BS, MS, MEng, and Ph.D. degrees. The BME Department is housed in the WPI Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park, a state-of-the art, mixed-use research facility. Available facilities include PracticePoint, a scalable research facility featuring point-of-practice clinical spaces with prototype home-health and hospital settings co-located with engineering and manufacturing capabilities and WPI’s Bioengineering Institute, which identifies emerging technologies and helps launch them through development and commercialization. WPI’s campus is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation about one hour west of Boston. WPI also has a joint Ph.D. program with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, located 2 miles from WPI.

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 collaboratively on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. Our department and institute are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, irrespective of their race, class, gender, or sexual orientation, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals.

Required Documents

Applicants should submit the following documents in separate files:

1. Cover Letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Complete publication list

4. Teaching statement

5. Research statement including professional leadership and a statement regarding contributions to diversity

5. Names and email addresses for at least five references.

Please note that your application will be considered incomplete if all required documents are not attached. You may direct queries to


United States of America (Exempt)

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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Posted: 8/6/2019
Application Due: 2/3/2020
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