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Open Rank, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Biomedical Engineering

Open Rank, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Biomedical Engineering

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Mar 8, 2022

Senior Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Tulane University


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University is pleased to invite applications for the position of  Associate or Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering. This position is available as early as July 2022 and will remain open until filled.  

The successful applicant will be expected to engage in world-class scholarship and technology development and drive departmental leadership by leveraging existing departmental research areas and strengthening ties with other academic units, local health care institutions, and industry. We therefore seek candidates with demonstrable leadership initiative, who will attract people across disciplines to solve problems that will help our region and society. Candidates must have academic achievements commensurate with appointment with tenure and will be expected to maintain an active externally-funded research program. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly and impactful contributions to their field and will be expected to be actively involved in undergraduate and graduate programs, consistent with having a fundamental interest in both training and research. Joint appointments between the School of Science and Engineering and other schools will be considered. 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), founded in 1977, has a an ABET accredited undergraduate program with approximately 150 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. BME is headquartered in the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) on Tulane’s picturesque uptown campus, with office, laboratory, and engineering facilities located on that campus. Under construction, the Steven and Jann Paul Hall will provide advanced laboratory and instructional space. The BME department also leads Tulane’s Institute of Integrated Engineering for Health and Medicine (TI2EHM) on the downtown Health Sciences Campus. TI2EHM is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and technology development and provides BME faculty with exceptional laboratory and office space in close proximity with colleagues in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the New Orleans Bioinnovation Center (NOBIC). Finally, BME administers an interdisciplinary Bioinnovation PhD program that is supported by an NIH T32 training grant. These initiatives position the department as a key leader in the new Tulane University Innovation Institute due to launch this year.

Tulane University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), offering a rich environment for interdisciplinary interactions, a strong public service theme, and a commitment to health science as a major thrust of research, scholarship, and education. Tulane possesses a unique constellation of health-related research and clinical resources, including the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the National Primate Research Center, the Center for Computational Science, as well as the interdisciplinary organizations of the Neuroscience Program, Tulane Cancer Center, and an NIH T32-supported PhD program in Bioinnovation. The city of New Orleans has a burgeoning biotechnology entrepreneurial ecosystem. The city further boasts the co-location of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, the LSU Health Sciences Center, the New Orleans Bioinnovation Center, and the newly-constructed University Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital. 

More information about the Department of Biomedical Engineering can be found at:  Inquiries may be sent to

Application Instructions:

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, a research and leadership vision statement, and full CV.  All submissions and inquiries will be handled with the utmost discretion to protect the privacy of applicants. Applications should be received by August 30, 2022, to receive priority consideration, though the search will remain open until the position is filled.

More information about the Department of Biomedical Engineering can be found at:

Inquiries may be sent to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, those living with disabilities, and veterans.  

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity and creating a community and culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO and will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law.  It is important to us to intentionally seek candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 

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