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Job ID: 202285

BME Professor & Chair
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title BME Professor & Chair
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering: School of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Biomedical Engineering/Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time faculty position.  This tenured faculty member will also serve as Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and lead the faculty in continuing to grow and strengthen a dynamic engineering program. 

Established in 2002, the Biomedical Engineering Department is primarily housed in the Science & Technology Center at Tufts University.  The Department currently consists of 11 full-time faculty.  The new Chair will have the opportunity to recruit several new faculty members to its ranks in the next few years.  Faculty scholarship spans a broad spectrum of interests including: tissue engineering and regenerative medicine including biomaterials and cellular agriculture, and in sensing systems including medical electronics and optics, instrumentation, measurement, and imaging.  The Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering, MS degree in bioengineering, and an MS and PhD in materials science and engineering.  BME also offers a certificate in biomedical engineering and cellular agriculture.  Recognized for its excellence in research, the Department has an enrollment of approximately 165 undergraduate students, 60 MS and 50 PhD graduate students.  Please see for more information.

Tufts University’s School of Engineering is amid a period of extraordinary growth that has seen the recruitment of many outstanding faculty members, a quadrupling of funded research over the last ten years, the addition of new buildings and laboratory space, an emphasis on inclusion and building diversity, and major curriculum initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Tufts Engineering distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary and integrative nature of its education and research programs within the environment of both a “Research Class 1” university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution.  Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Located on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus, only five miles from historic downtown Boston, Engineering faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.  As home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-School partnerships and supports and encourages a culture of interdisciplinary scholarship. There are numerous such opportunities within the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences as well as the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Fletcher School, and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.



We are seeking a forward-looking individual who has achieved significant recognition for high impact scholarship and is committed to interdisciplinary research and education.  We expect to fill this position at the academic rank of full professor.  Primary evaluation criteria will include a demonstrated ability to build and sustain cross-disciplinary research programs, leadership potential, and a track record of successful and inclusive mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.  Outstanding candidates from any subfield of biomedical engineering are encouraged to apply.  It is anticipated that the successful candidate will maintain an active, highly visible research program and demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring.  We seek individuals who embrace opportunities to work collaboratively and contribute to one or more of the School of Engineering’s (SOE) strategic research areas: Engineering for Sustainability; Engineering for Human Health; Engineering the Human/Technology Interface.  Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline.  Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit their application including: cover letter; curriculum vitae; 1-page statement of leadership-style; 1-page research statement; 1-page teaching interests and philosophy; 1-page diversity statement; and the names and contact information for at least three references online through Interfolio at  Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to diversity and inclusion as it relates to leadership, research, teaching, and mentoring throughout their application.  Questions about this position may be address to Professor David Kaplan.  For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 31, 2023.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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