University of Pennsylvania — Faculty Positions, Department of Bioengineering

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is in the midst of growing its faculty 33% by 2020. As part of this initiative, the Department of Bioengineering is engaged in an aggressive, multi-year hiring effort for multiple tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor level.

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. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests are aligned with the school’s strategic plan (

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. Growth areas for our program include systems/synthetic biology, engineering mechanobiology, biomedical data science, and bionanotechnology. However, we encourage applications from candidates in any emerging area of bioengineering. 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.

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Applications will be considered until filled.

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.