Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering

George Washington University in District of Columbia

Date Posted January 14, 2014


The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant-professor position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, to begin in fall semester 2014.  This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding person to join and contribute to the development of a new BME department. All areas of BME specialization will be considered.   

The Department will open formally in fall 2014 after moving the longstanding ABET-accredited B.S. program, and the M.S. and Ph.D. BME programs, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  The University is constructing a new 500,000 square-foot Science and Engineering Hall, adjacent to the University Hospital and Schools of Medicine and of Public Health, which will house state-of-the-art clean rooms, imaging facilities, and BME research and instructional laboratories.  The School of Engineering and Applied Science will move into the building in spring 2015.  The George Washington University is located in the nation’s capital, with close access to many federal funding agencies and government research laboratories.



The successful candidate will be expected to be an enthusiastic and effective teacher of undergraduate and graduate courses in Biomedical Engineering and, equally, to establish a strong program of high-quality externally-funded research.  BME faculty members actively contribute to an environment that values diversity and nurtures collaboration, creativity, and innovation.  The new professor will have opportunities to actively support the Department’s efforts to attract new multidisciplinary partners across the University, and to advance and extend existing relationships with nearby government laboratories.


Basic Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, or a related field, outstanding academic credentials, clear evidence of potential for developing a strong externally-funded research program (as evidenced in part by peer-reviewed publications), and the ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  ABD applicants will be considered, but must complete all the requirements for the Ph.D. by expected start date.


Application Procedure:

To apply, complete the online faculty application at and upload a cover letter, a detailed CV or resume, a concise statement of teaching and research interests, and full contact information for five professional references. Please also indicate your primary area(s) of expertise and interest, and desired professorial rank.  Only complete applications will be considered.  Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


EEO / AA Policy:

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at