Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Washington, DC 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description

Posting Number: F001946
Academic Title: Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Rank: Professor
Administrative Title:
Discipline Engineering
Contract Type: With Tenure
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Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2022
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Position Description Summary:
The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at The George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C. is seeking an exceptional candidate for a tenured faculty position at the full professor level, with possible appointment as the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering, to begin in Fall 2022. This is a leadership opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of a vibrant BME department that has foundational strengths in basic and translational research and student training at all levels.
The goals of this position are to further strengthen biomedical engineering at GW through innovative research and education. Expected efforts are to facilitate faculty collaboration across the schools of engineering, medicine, public health, nursing, and arts and sciences; to stimulate and generate biomedical innovations and translate them into industry and practice; and to invigorate relationships with private industry and government agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to provide service and visionary, collegial leadership that will enhance the Department's existing research and education missions.
The Department and the University
The George Washington University is in the center of Washington, D.C. The metropolitan area sustains the second largest concentration of research and development activity in the United States, creating a continuing demand for rigorously trained engineers and many research opportunities. With the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and many other agencies, laboratories, and foundations, as well as a rapidly growing biotechnology industry, the DC area is a global hub for biomedical research.
The GW Department of Biomedical Engineering consists of 11 full-time faculty, one visiting professor, and eight affiliated and secondary faculty. Approximately 215 students are enrolled in its degree programs. The Department offers B.S., M.S., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering. The University's medical school and hospital, adjacent to the engineering school, are active collaborators in numerous BME research efforts. The School of Engineering and Applied Science, including BME, occupies the 500,000 square-foot Science and Engineering Hall, featuring a state-of-the art imaging facility, nanofabrication facility, and other modern BME research and instructional laboratories. To learn more about the department, please visit our website at
With one of the highest percentages of women engineering students nationally and the highest number of doctoral degrees awarded to students from groups underrepresented in engineering, the School of Engineering and Applied Science is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of groups underrepresented in engineering, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring more aspects of diversity to the university's research, teaching, and service missions.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to bring a strong program of high-quality externally-funded biomedical research, be an enthusiastic and effective teacher of undergraduate and graduate courses in Biomedical Engineering, and contribute leadership and service to the Department's activities. BME faculty members actively contribute to an inclusive environment that values diversity and nurtures collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
Ample opportunities exist to benefit from new multidisciplinary collaborations across the University, including but not limited to a strong cardiac group within BME and collaborators in the medical school, a prominent Cancer Center housed in the same building, and an excellent cross-departmental Institute for Neuroscience. The new faculty member will also have the opportunity to advance and extend existing relationships with nearby government laboratories and agencies, and the area's growing biotechnology industry provides ample opportunities for innovation and technology transfer.
Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, or a related field. Applicants must present clear evidence of an ongoing strong externally-funded research program (as evidenced in part by current grants and by peer-reviewed publications), and the ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative environment as a leader and team member and have experience working with/teaching diverse groups/diverse students.
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Other Benefits:
Other Information:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please complete an online application and upload a cover letter indicating your primary area(s) of expertise and interest, a detailed CV or resume, a concise statement of teaching and research interests, full contact information for three or more professional references, a statement describing your commitment to diversity, and a research plan (please combine the statement describing your commitment to diversity and your research plan into one document and upload it to the Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants field). Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged.
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Open Until Filled: Yes
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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