Tenure-track Faculty Opening in Biomedical Engineering

Posted September 14, 2023

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 Professor level. Areas of priority are neuroengineering,  immunoengineering, microbiome-engineering, and biomedical imaging. BME@RPI is one of the first programs of its kind in the country. Today, the department has 13 tenure-track/tenured faculty, 6 non-tenure track faculty, and over 350 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. Research expenditures are consistently over $400k/faculty/year. The department is home to six NSF CAREER award winners, two NAE members, a recipient of a NIH DP2 award, and two NIH T32 training grants. Our faculty are Fellows of prestigious professional societies and hold editorial positions in top tier journals. Our strengths include Biomedical Imaging and Image Analytics, Biofabrication and Biomanufacturing, Biomolecular Science and Engineering, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Systems Biology and Health Care Analytics, and Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. This is an unprecedented time of growth and opportunity at the School of Engineering at Rensselaer.

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, the promise of future distinction in research, scholarship, and education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the BME 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.

Founded in 1824, RPI is the first and the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world, celebrating its bi-centennial in 2024 under the dynamic new leadership at the presidential and provost level, setting a bold and inclusive vision for technological education and research in Rensselaer’s third century. RPI embodies a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and offers world-class research facilities. The 218,000 square foot Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies is home to cutting-edge research in human health supported by core facilities. The Center for Computational Innovation houses one of the fastest supercomputers at a private university. In spring 2024, RPI will become the first US university to host a quantum computer on the campus expanding its most advanced computational infrastructure. The Biomedical Engineering Department has long-standing collaborative relationships with Albany Medical College and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, including the recently established joint Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine.

RPI is situated at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers in the city of Troy, NY.  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 of three professional references. Please put the 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. Additionally, applications should be submitted through the HR web site.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Informal meetings between BME faculty and applicants may be arranged at 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.