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Assistant Professor

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Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, complete publication list, statements summarizing teaching and research experiences, interests, and leadership, and names and email addresses for at least five references.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Department BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Position Status
Basic Function

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) (www.wpi.edu/BME) and the Robotics Engineering (RBE) Program (www.wpi.edu/RBE) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty joint appointment position at the Assistant Professor Level.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in BME, Robotics, or a closely related field. We especially encourage applicants with an expertise in medical robotics, biorobotics, and biomechanics that synergize with our existing research areas (robotic surgery, advanced biomanufacturing, regenerative medicine, biomechanics, biomaterials, biosensors, biosignals, and bioMEMs). We are looking for individuals who value innovation, creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. Applicants must show potential for an innovative and sustainable research and teaching career. We expect faculty to be involved in a balance of research, teaching, and service.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering delivers a vibrant ABET-accredited undergraduate BME program with approximately 400 undergraduate and 50 graduate students pursuing MS, MEng, and Ph.D. degrees. BME faculty are leaders in several interdisciplinary programs including an NSF IGERT with the mission of training leaders in Biofabrication and an NSF REU program focused on training female and underrepresented minority students. The BME Department is housed in the WPI Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park (www.wpi.edu/Admin/LSBC/index.html), a state-of-the art, mixed-use research facility dedicated to biomedical and life sciences research.
The RBE Program, with approximately 370 undergraduate and 170 graduate students offers robotics engineering BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees. In 2016 this ABET accredited program was awarded the inaugural ABET Innovation Award for its truly interdisciplinary, project based, curriculum which integrates Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering content. In addition to existing robotics facilities, faculty will have access to PracticePoint, a soon-to-be constructed healthcare robotics R&D facility that is designed to promote collaboration between faculty, the medical robotics and cyber-physical systems industry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and physicians.
Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, complete publication list, separate statements summarizing teaching and research experiences, interests, and leadership (particularly in the area of Robotics and Biomechanics), and names and email addresses for at least five references.

WPI’s reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation’s first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) The university’s campus is located (one hour west of Boston) in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Posting Date 08/18/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, complete publication list, statements summarizing teaching and research experiences, interests, and leadership, and names and email addresses for at least five references.

EEO Information

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

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Position Requirements

Requirement

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in BME or a closely related field.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  4. Research Statement/Philosophy
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other