Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Bioengineering Department
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Technology for Health/Disability in the Department of Bioengineering. Applicants are required to possess an earned PhD in Bioengineering or related fields by the date of hire.
The Department of Bioengineering is committed to building research strength in Health Technologies in areas such as wearables, flexible electronics, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, point-of-care devices, neural engineering, user interfaces, prosthetics, remote monitoring, and population/environmental health technologies. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program in development of new technologies for improvement of health and/or management of disabilities. Successful candidates will have opportunities for collaboration with the newly established College of Health as well as the interdisciplinary Institute for Functional Materials and Devices (I-FMD) and Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems, and Computation (I-DISC) at Lehigh University. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the Bioengineering curriculum (https://engineering.lehigh.edu/bioe) and participate in departmental, college, and university service. Successful candidates must also be committed to the enhancement of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in which world-class faculty, staff, and students can thrive to their full potential.
Review of Applications — For full consideration, applications should be received online by November 1, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit materials at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25941.
Candidates should submit the following materials for evaluation: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (CV), 3) a Research Statement that describes past scholarly contributions and future research directions, 4) a Teaching Statement that describes instructional philosophy and courses that the candidate plans to teach or develop, 5) a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement that demonstrates knowledge of DEI issues and describes prior DEI experience and contributions as well as the candidate's vision for enhancing community and culture at Lehigh (https://advance.cc.lehigh.edu/sites/advance.cc.lehigh.edu/files/Applicant-Facing%20Contributions%20.pdf), and 6) names and contact information of at least three references. Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Professor Yevgeny Berdichevsky, chair of the Search Committee at email@example.com.
Lehigh has made a long-term commitment to growth in Bioengineering, starting with the establishment of an undergraduate program in 2002, a graduate program in 2009, and the department in 2017. Bioengineering at Lehigh developed from a multi-disciplinary program that drew its core and associated faculty from a number of departments, including Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics. We have established a sizable new research facility, the Health Research Hub, and seek to expand faculty strength further, particularly in the area of Technology for Health.
The Rossin College consists of eight departments, twelve research-based M.S. and Ph.D. programs, ten professional master's programs, and twelve undergraduate programs. The college also has multiple cross-college honors programs with the College of Business and with the College of Arts and Sciences. The College faculty includes approximately 130 tenure-track and 20 teaching faculty members. The student body includes approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. The College has broad-based research activities across numerous areas of scholarly excellence and is focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Founded in 1865, Lehigh University combines outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh has five colleges, including the new College of Health, and is investing substantially in new innovative research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual footprint. These investments, based on faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the University's commitment to scholarship and to the student experience. Lehigh has recently invested in a new Health, Science, and Technology (HST) building, increasing the university's capacity for interdisciplinary research related to health and biomedicine.
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career.
Welcome to Lehigh's Department of Bioengineering!
At Lehigh, we believe that the greatest potential for innovation occurs at the boundaries between strong disciplines. Sometimes, as with the field of bioengineering, this junction produces a new discipline with a compelling societal impact. Bioengineering began as a loose collection of bio inspired research efforts that drew upon biology and engineering disciplines to offer solutions to biomedical problems.
While mechanical engineers and materials scientists designed biomedical devices, chemical engineers synthesized and scaled up the production of biological pharmaceuticals, and electrical engineers developed electronic and optical diagnostic devices. At the same time, scientists established the molecular and cellular basis of living organisms at a level of physical and chemical detail amenable to the quantitative problem-solving capabilities of the traditional engineering disciplines.