Faculty Job Opportunities

Opening for Faculty Positions in:

  • Systems Biology (Neural Regeneration and Tissue Engineering)

The Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering) and Department of Neurosurgery (College of Medicine) jointly seek to co-hire, along with other Penn State interdisciplinary institutes, a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty member starting 2018-19. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of bridging research interests across multiple disciplines and will be hired at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor. The primary tenure home will be in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME).

This BME growth reflects our continued effort in a multi-year expansion that includes a plan to add 12 new tenure-lined BME faculty members by 2020, complete a new state-of-the-art BME building in 2019 and expand the intellectual footprint of BME to compete at the highest levels.

Applications from researchers representing a wide array of biomedical engineering / bioengineering research areas are welcomed, and we are particularly interested in candidates with a documented track record in:

Systems biology with applications to neural regeneration and tissue engineering.

The ideal candidate will take an integrative approach for understanding the neural system, including but not limited to imaging, multi-scale computational modeling, bioinformatics, functional genomics, and design of new biomaterials for optimizing complex tissue functions. Candidates will be expected to secure extramural funding (or have an outstanding track record of securing extramural funding for Associate and Full Professor ranks) in the applications of biomedical engineering to neural regeneration and functional tissue engineering, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in service to further the missions of the department, college, and university. We are looking for qualified individuals who can help bridge activities across interdisciplinary colleges and institutes and who can make a significant impact on Penn State's biomedical engineering research, educational, and translational activities.


The core mission of Penn State’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is to improve healthcare effectiveness and delivery by employing fundamental engineering principles to solve problems in life sciences and medicine at the basic science, clinical, and industry levels. We are looking for qualified individuals who can help bridge activities ongoing across interdisciplinary colleges and institutes and who can make a significant impact on Penn State’s biomedical engineering research, educational, and translational activities. The department is committed to the highest quality education for undergraduates and graduate students in line with the college’s mission of training world-class engineers and with the Penn State’s land grant mission of enhancing quality of life in the commonwealth and nation through technology and innovation.


For more information, please visit http://www.bme.psu.edu. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Cheng Dong, Distinguished Professor and Department Head of Biomedical Engineering; cc Ms. Lisa Daub via email (ldaub@engr.psu.edu) or phone (814) 863-7050. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in BME or related field(s). Women and members of underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit current contact information, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching objectives, links to 5 representative research publications, and the names and contact information of 4 to 5 references in one PDF file.

Applications to be fully considered should be submitted by October 1, 2017 and will be considered until the positions are filled. Screening of applicants will begin on October 15, 2017 and interviews will commence in November 2017 until positions are filled. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/72612

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614