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Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering for Health Applications

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Mechanical Engineering
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Feb 20, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 5917
Position ID:: 172818

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the State University of New York at Binghamton invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in Fall 2024. The department is interested in applying fundamental engineering principles in health applications. Areas of interest include but are not limited to

  • Mechanics of soft and biological materials; manufacturing for healthcare (additive, self-assembly, self-healing, stimuli-responsive, biomanufacturing, etc.); polymer composites for biomedical usage.
  • Soft robotics supporting healthcare and rehabilitation technologies; prosthetics; surgical robots; motion planning; haptics, and nonlinear control.
  • Fluid transport in the human body (e.g., blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and mucus); thermal science in medicine, and artificial intelligence enhanced biosensors for healthcare monitoring and disease diagnostics.

The ME Department has a diverse group of faculty members working on a variety of biomedical and healthcare related research problems. This includes research on acoustic sensors for hearing assistance, self-powered devices for monitoring biomedical implants, fluid dynamics modeling of transport in the brain and cardiovascular systems, mechanical models of fetal brain development, and cellular mechanics. All of this research is conducted in collaboration with other departments within Watson, Upstate Medical University, and other leading Universities. We seek to accelerate our research activities in this area by hiring a new faculty member who will contribute to our goal of establishing a Mechanical Engineering for Healthcare Innovation research cluster.

Binghamton University is an R1 public research university and has a large and growing research portfolio in battery technology, advanced manufacturing, electronics packaging, pharmaceutical sciences, healthcare and therapies, and sustainability. Candidates are encouraged to review initiatives supported by the State and University Sponsored Research Centers.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 25 faculty members, with undergraduate and graduate enrollments of approximately 400 and 125 students, respectively. In the pursuit of academic diversity and inclusive excellence, Watson College strives to cultivate an equity-minded STEM community that addresses and eliminates exclusionary systems and practices and promotes innovation and academic success for all students, faculty and staff. We do this by creating and sustaining learning environments where differences and similarities are valued and respected, and all students, faculty and staff, especially women and underrepresented groups, are included and empowered to excel in engineering education. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional information about the Mechanical Engineering Department at Binghamton University can be found online at:


Candidates must have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. The candidate will be expected to develop a research program capable of securing competitive external research funding. Candidates must also have a potential for quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in mechanical engineering.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research plans, (4) a statement of teaching interests, (5) a diversity statement that describes your experience and/or vision for teaching a diverse population of students, including first generation students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and international students, and how this would contribute to enhancing the diversity and climate of the department, college and university, (6) a maximum of three most significant publications, and (7) a list of at least three professional references, including address, e-mail and telephone number. Applications received by March 14, 2024, will receive full consideration. The search will remain open until appointments have been made. The State University of New York and Binghamton University are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.



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Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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