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Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems

Apply now Job no: 496985
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

About the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems and Drexel University

Drexel University and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems have a strong history of research and innovation, particularly in biomaterials and immune engineering, with cutting edge research for applications ranging from regenerative medicine to cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disease, among others. Emerging cross-disciplinary areas of development include neuro-immunoengineering and pediatric bioengineering. There is strong support for medical technology commercialization through the endowed Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program.

Philadelphia is a collaborative environment and a hub for bioinnovation. Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems enjoys outstanding collaborations with the other colleges and schools at Drexel, including the College of Engineering, the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the School of Public Health, and the College of Arts and Sciences. The School’s faculty have also developed an extensive collaboration network with other regional institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson Medical School, and Temple University, as well as start-up and more established companies in the Philadelphia biotechnology ecosystem.

Drexel University is a private, urban university located in Center City Philadelphia and is recognized for its traditionally strong technological focus and career-integrated education. Drexel serves a diverse population of 35,000 students, faculty, and staff. Students come from all 52 states and 120 foreign countries. In Biomedical Engineering, 22% are Pell grant-eligible and 25% are first generation college students. The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems was founded as a research institute in 1958 and was among the first in the country to offer graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering. In 1998, the School in its present form was created, and the undergraduate degree program was established. The School confers ABET accredited undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science.

Job Summary

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems at Drexel University ( invites nominations and applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Candidates from underrepresented groups working in the area of biomaterials/immune engineering are particularly encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Teach a certain course load
  • Conduct research
  • Publish papers
  • Submit proposals
  • Advise students
  • Serve on University committees

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates who wish to apply must have earned a PhD degree in biomedical engineering or related field.
  • Candidates committed to leading multi-disciplinary, diverse research teams, teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and partnering with clinical faculty and industry.
  • Successful candidates are expected to have excellent research and academic credentials in biomedical engineering or a closely related field.
  • Candidates must be prepared to develop outstanding interdisciplinary research programs at the forefront of their disciplines and to lead translational research programs.
  • Candidates should also be eager to participate in teaching and curriculum development, and to advise a diverse population of students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Drexel University believes that diversity and inclusivity are required for excellence.  Candidates are encouraged to describe in their application their experiences participating in programs that enhance diversity in training/research collaborations, career development and mentorship; and how they will use these experiences to create an inclusive environment in their research labs and classrooms.

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking


University City – Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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