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Assistant/Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Posting Date: September 19, 2016

To Apply:  apply.interfolio.com/37777

The Biomedical Engineering Program at Duquesne University, invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor Position, beginning in the fall 2017 semester. Up to three years credit towards tenure consideration may be agreed to at the time of appointment but no candidate, regardless of rank, will be appointed with tenure. Candidate will perform teaching and research as a part of a growing and innovative academic environment. Duquesne is committed to the teacher-scholar model, where excellence is expected in both education and research.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of the underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples. Competitive salary and start-up packages are available. Additional information about the program can be found at www.duq.edu/academics/schools/biomedical-engineering.

Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students - through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world." Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.


The ideal candidate will have postdoctoral experience in addition to a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline. This successful applicant will develop a vigorous, externally funded, independent research program in the broad areas of biomedical engineering, preferably with emphasis in biomedical optics or biosensors. This candidate will teach introductory engineering courses in addition to higher level coursework in his or her area of research and higher level core coursework outlined in our curriculum. As the program incorporates a strong component of software tools in biomedical applications, we will emphasize a background in computational and applied mathematical methods. Applicants are expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Instructions:

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Applicants should submit a cover letter expressing their interest and experience, curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research projects, a teaching philosophy statement containing their vision of the teacher-scholar model, and contact information for three confidential references to http://apply.interfolio.com/37777. While the position will remain open until filled, first consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 20, 2017. Applicants may contact John A. Viator, Ph.D., at viatorj@duq.edu with questions about the position.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.