Departmental Faculty Searches

Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Bioengineering is engaged in a multi-year effort to fill tenure-track and tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels.

The University of Pennsylvania provides unique opportunities for multidisciplinary research. Bioengineering is prominent in the strategic plans of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the University emphasizing integrative research in all aspects of human health that range from fundamental to translational research. All of Penn’s twelve schools are situated on one campus making it an ideal environment for multidisciplinary research. Bioengineering seeks to enhance its integrative research and educational programs.

Growth areas for our program include genome engineering and synthetic biology, multiscale biology, biomedical imaging, digital health informatics technologies, neuroengineering, bionanotechnology, and regenerative medicine. However, we encourage applications from candidates in any emerging area of bioengineering. Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering or a related field. At the assistant professor level, individuals should demonstrate superb academic credentials and promise for a career in bioengineering research. At higher professorial levels, an evident track record of research excellence including successful competitive research funding and academic standing is expected. A commitment to teaching should also be apparent including development of undergraduate and graduate courses, supervision of doctoral students, and academic advising of students at all levels.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Review of applications will commence December 1, 2020 and candidates are encouraged to apply early in order to be given full consideration.

Applications must be submitted online via Interfolio.  Applications include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Diversity statement
  • Contact information for three references who could provide letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted online through: https://apply.interfolio.com/79789

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Full-time Lecturer in Bioengineering 2020

The Bioengineering Department at the University of Pennsylvania seeks applicants for one full-time lecturer position. Responsibilities will be teaching duties in biomedical signals and systems analysis, medical devices, and engineering design instruction. In addition, the position includes some advising and administration in the department’s undergraduate program. A description of the courses offered in the undergraduate program can be found through this link: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/be/undergrad/courses/.

The position will be on a 12-month basis with successive one-year re-appointments possible and a limit of four consecutive appointments, based on an annual review and the department’s needs. After four consecutive appointments lecturers can be considered for a senior lecturer position. Qualified candidates may also be offered a senior lecturer position.

A Ph.D. in bioengineering or a relevant engineering or science discipline and a commitment to undergraduate education are required; previous teaching experience preferred.

Applications must be submitted online through https://apply.interfolio.com/71378.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and names and contact information for three references.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.