Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek passionate individuals with demonstrated potential to establish a strong externally funded research program in biomedical engineering and contribute to the teaching mission of the department. Specific areas of interest for the department are systems biology, biomedical imaging, modeling & biocomputation, and health care analytics. However, outstanding applications in other areas will also be considered. Candidates must have a Ph.D., or foreign degree equivalent, in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline. All degree requirements must be complete at the time of appointment. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must exhibit, through their accomplishments, promise of future distinction in research, scholarship and education. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must possess a record of excellence in scholarship as demonstrated by an emerging national and/or international reputation, a high quality level of educational activities including teaching and advising, and a significant level of service to the department, the Institute, and the profession.
The BME department is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the country. The department has 13 faculty members, 420 undergraduate and 55 graduate students. Research expenditures reached $5.2M last year, and the department is home to six NSF Career award winners, ten NIH R01 grants, a NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, and a multi-PI NIH U01 grant. Current research areas in the department are biomolecular science and engineering, biomedical imaging, musculoskeletal engineering, neural engineering, systems biology & biocomputation, and vascular engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Biomedical Engineering curriculum, develop and maintain a robust program of externally sponsored research, and participate in service activities of the BME Department, the School of Engineering, and Rensselaer.
Rensselaer offers world-class research facilities and an atmosphere promoting interdisciplinary collaboration. The 218,000 square foot Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) contains staff-supported core facilities. The Center for Computational Innovation provides the fastest supercomputer found at a private university and the only Watson computer found at a university. The Biomedical Engineering Department has long-standing collaborative relationships with Albany, Boston, New York, New Haven, and Rochester area hospitals and medical centers, as well as with the GE Global Research Center located in the NY capital region.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private research university in Troy, New York, situated at the beautiful confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. Founded in 1824, it is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world. Troy is part of the greater capital region of New York, which also includes Albany, Schenectady, and Saratoga. It enjoys the convenience of a metropolis in a tranquil and bucolic setting.
To apply, interested individuals must send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and goals (no more than three pages), a one-page description of teaching interests, contact information, and minimum three professional references. Please put material in a single PDF document addressed to the Faculty Search Committee, and send to the departmental e-mail address bme@rpi.edu with the subject line: BME Faculty Position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Informal meetings between BME faculty and applicants may be arranged at major society conferences.
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.