Job Posting

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor

Lehigh University

Lehigh University
27 Memorial Drive West,
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-3000

Faculty Position in Bioengineering: Lehigh University

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Lehigh University seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Bioengineering at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The college is searching for outstanding individuals who utilize a combination of techniques from biology, engineering, and mathematics to solve bioengineering problems. They will join a growing interdisciplinary group of faculty members that form a cluster at Lehigh University working on Technology for Health. Lehigh also offers many additional opportunities for collaboration across departmental, program, and college boundaries.

We seek candidates who will complement existing strengths, develop a strong research program, and collaborate effectively with colleagues at Lehigh. We are particularly interested in applicants with an interest in systems bioengineering, including research foci such as computation to enhance diagnostics, as well as engineering for stem cell and regenerative medicine. Current areas of interest/expertise on the Lehigh campus include: cellular and tissue mechanics, biofluid dynamics, computational biology, molecular mechanobiology, biomaterials, drug delivery, biopharmaceutical engineering, nanotechnology, BioMEMS, and medical device design. Applicants are required to have a doctorate in a relevant field, and the ability and interest to teach core bioengineering courses. (See He/she will be expected to have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education, maintain an active and funded research program, and develop strong partnerships with medical research centers and/or the biotechnology industry. Bioengineering at Lehigh is a multi-disciplinary program that draws its faculty from a number of departments, including Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Physics.

Lehigh has made a long-term commitment to growth in Bioengineering, starting with the establishment of a new undergraduate program in 2002. We have launched a new graduate program in 2009, have plans for a sizable new research facility, and expect to expand faculty strength further. Lehigh University offers several other excellent resources and facilities such as the Genomic and Proteomic Core Analysis Facility, the High Performance Computing Cluster Corona, the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and the Center for Optical Technologies. Also, Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering.

Using our online application (, please submit a CV, a Teaching Proposal describing instructional philosophy for both undergraduate and graduate education, a 3-6 page Research Proposal describing an externally fundable research effort, and names of at least three references. Applications can also be sent by mail to: Chair, Bioengineering Search Committee, Lehigh University, Bioengineering Program, c/o Elaine Correll, Iacocca Hall, Bethlehem, PA 18015-4791. For the full consideration applications should be received prior to November 30, 2011 but the search will remain open until an appropriate candidate is selected. (AA/EOE)

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including domestic partner benefits.