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  • Professor and Department Head in Biomedical Engineering (Worcester Polytechnic Inst.)

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for the position of Professor and Department Head in Biomedical Engineering (BME).

    The BME Department Head is responsible for the academic operation of the department, development of the BME faculty, and maintaining the high quality of the department’s programs and facilities. The WPI BME Department ( has undergone rapid growth in recent years, and has an ABET-accredited undergraduate program with 409 students and a graduate program with 48 students, supported by 10 tenured and tenure track faculty.

    The BME Department promotes interdisciplinary and translational research in the following areas of expertise: biomechanics, biomaterials, regenerative engineering, instrumentation, bioinformatics, neuroengineering, cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and imaging. The BME Department is housed in the $70M WPI Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center and has extensive collaborative relationships with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which is 2 miles from the WPI campus. The BME faculty maintains a diverse portfolio of research expenditures totaling $1.7M annually from funding sources such as the NIH, NSF, DOD, and American Heart Association. This includes an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program. Our students have received national awards such as Goldwater Scholarships, NSF, NIH, and American Heart Association Graduate Research Fellowships.

    We are seeking a leader with a clear vision for elevating the national prominence of BME by growing the strengths and capabilities of the department, advancing the undergraduate and graduate programs, fostering interaction with industry, and developing interdisciplinary programs. Candidates should have a PhD in BME or a closely related field, demonstrated abilities in academic program development and leadership, excellent communications skills, and a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

    WPI, founded in 1865 and located one hour west of Boston, is one of the nation’s oldest technological universities. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4,000 and 1,900 full-time and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs. Its innovative project-enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI’s global project centers. U.S. News and World Report consistently rank WPI among the top 100 national universities and College Factual lists WPI in the top 10 Best Engineering Schools in the U.S.

    Applications should include detailed curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references at least one of which addresses leadership experience or potential, via Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

    A pre-employment criminal records check is required. To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
    Please see to apply.