Assistant Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant Professor
Department Name 23301-Bioengineering
Position Number 0129684
Position Details

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering invites applications by accomplished individuals with a Ph.D. or equivalent in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, or closely related discipline. Applicants should have experience with engineering design, project-based learning, and a demonstrated record of successful supervision and mentorship of both undergraduate and graduate students and student design project teams. The candidate must be committed to high quality teaching for a diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses taught at these levels may include: bio-signals and systems; biomechanics, specifically computational and experimental human movement biomechanics; and laboratory modules in biomechanics that compliment several bioengineering core classes. Other courses taught may stem from the candidate’s specific area of expertise in biomechanics and bio-signal processing, and/or the department’s needs. Apart from advising undergraduate students, the successful candidate is also expected to engage in scholarship or creative activities, such as curriculum development, and participate in service activities at all levels of the university. Specific assignments will depend on department needs.

Located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh is a top-five institution in terms of NIH funding, and provides a rich environment for interdisciplinary research, strengthened through its affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and collaborations with Carnegie Mellon University, Including the joint Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition ( The Department of Bioengineering, consistently ranked among the top programs in the country, has outstanding research and educational programs, offering undergraduate (270 students, sophomore-to-senior years) and graduate (140 PhD or MD/PhD and 50 MS students) degrees. The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine ( Vascular Medicine Institute ( Brain Institute (, Center for Neuroscience (, and Drug Discovery Institute ( offer many collaborative research opportunities.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send the following materials as a single PDF attachment via email with the subject line titled “Bioengineering Undergrad”. Please send your application to

1. Letter of Intent
2. Most recent CV
3. Teaching statement
4. Three representative publications
5. Name and complete contact information of at least 5 references.

We intend to fill this position as soon as possible and candidates are encouraged to apply early because applications will be reviewed as they are received.

The Department of Bioengineering is strongly committed to a diverse academic environment and places high priority on attracting female and underrepresented minority candidates. We strongly encourage candidates from these groups to apply for the position.

The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/F/Vets/Disabled employer.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 08/07/2017
Open Until Filled No
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