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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor- Tenure System

Job Details

Job no: 781241
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Biomedical Engineering 10016106
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly
Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The department has strong interdisciplinary research and educational programs built on a foundation of varied biomedical and engineering disciplines, and it provides first-class education while engaging in research at the frontiers of engineering and science. The BME department was established in 2017, building on a strong, 160-year history of educational and research programs in engineering along with sustained excellence in both human and veterinary medicine. The BME department has 14 primary faculty and 23 joint faculty members. Many BME faculty have joint appointments or continuing collaborations with departments in the College of Human Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The department has strong research programs in biomedical engineering, with annual research expenditures from the primary faculty of about $12M. The BME department and College of Engineering have a strong track record of mentoring junior faculty to successfully grow their academic careers. The department is housed within the new Institute of Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering building, which includes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities ( The department currently offers graduate programs (MS and PhD), with approximately 46 full-time doctoral students. For additional information about the BME Department, please visit

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and Michigan’s 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 pro-active 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 and

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field

Minimum Requirements
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field
  • Track record of significant contributions to the biomedical engineering discipline
  • Potential/ability to establish a sustainable and internationally recognized BME research program
  • Evidence of ability to be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Interest in/evidence of institutional and professional service
  • Dedication to the university’s mission in diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching, and service
Desired Qualifications
  • Additional research experience beyond the PhD, through a post-doctoral, industry, or faculty appointment
  • An ability to participate in BME curriculum development
  • Ability to collaborate with current faculty in the Department as well as throughout the university
Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit:

  1. a detailed Curriculum Vitae,
  2. a cover letter summarizing their qualifications,
  3. a vision statement for research,
  4. a vision statement for teaching,
  5. a vision statement for diversity, equity and inclusion, and
  6. the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

While there is no strict page limit, item 3 is typically no longer than 5 pages, while items 4 and 5 will typically be 1-3 pages each.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

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Summary of Health Risks

Potential exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids and materials covered under “Universal Precautions.”

May work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: May 25, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 25, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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