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Professor and Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2021
Title Professor and Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Job Description
The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science (SES) at Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). Serving a renewable five-year term and reporting to the SES Dean, the Chair will be appointed as a full-time tenured faculty member in BME and will be encouraged to remain active in research, with strategic leadership of the Department as their top priority. The Chair will be a member of the Dean’s leadership team and will work closely with all levels of leadership as Stevens continues to increase its impact and to fulfill its vision of being a world-class, student-centric research university. The Chair will hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline and have a record of success and leadership in research and education. Qualifications should be commensurate with appointment as a Full professor. Faculty experience and familiarity with academic administration are also required. The successful candidate will work with colleagues to develop a shared and compelling strategic vision for the department; recruit, support, and advance the careers of talented, high-performing faculty; maintain an active research program; create and maintain undergraduate and graduate programs; mentor junior and mid-career faculty, and engage students and staff in building a healthy and dynamic department culture, and leverage a strong network of internal and external collaborators that could assist in strengthening relationships with neighboring medical centers in the NYC area. A commitment to creating a climate in the department where students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds can thrive is essential.

Department of Biomedical Engineering Founded in 2003 initially as an academic program, Biomedical Engineering has grown to be one of the nine vibrant departments in SES. BME is a key player in one of the six foundational pillars in Stevens’ 10- year Strategic Plan and is poised for significant expansion to create an increasingly dynamic environment for cutting-edge translational research through institutional investment. The newly constructed Gateway Academic Center, which will house a state-of-the-art tissue engineering research laboratory, is a recent example. BME offers a broad range of programs at all levels-an ABET-accredited undergraduate program, two Master’s programs, and a doctoral program-with a total of approximately 300 students. A distinction of a Stevens BME education is problem-based, hands-on learning and fostering development 2 of an entrepreneurial mindset that has led to significant student achievements and awards. Departmental research is well-funded by NSF (including CAREER), NIH, DoD, and other federal, state, and private sources. Research focus areas include rehabilitation engineering, neural engineering, pulmonary biomechanics, biomedical imaging, and tissue engineering with opportunities to partner across departments in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative campus environment. Stevens’ location affords additional opportunities to collaborate with the world’s brightest minds in medicine. For more information, visit the department’s website. BME has expanded steadily since becoming its own department three years ago and is poised for significant growth. The new department Chair will have the opportunity to fill several open faculty lines and will continue to shape the department’s faculty by stewarding department-level promotion and tenure activities.

School of Engineering and Science The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science (SES) is the largest school of the four schools/college at Stevens Institute of Technology, comprising over 70% of the total student population. SES has about 190 faculty members, 9 departments, and offers over 50 undergraduate, Master’s and PhD degree programs. The external research funding in the fiscal year 2020 was $31 million. SES is ranked 21st in Best Online Graduate Engineering by U.S. News & World Report, 8th in Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs by U.S. News & World Report and is among the Top 25 STEM Colleges as ranked by Forbes. The School of Engineering & Science is globally recognized for its world-class faculty and leading-edge research facilities and is home to one of two National Centers for Excellence at Stevens – the Maritime Security Center. Its faculty-led research centers and labs support research in a wide range of areas in engineering and science, in particular in the following strategic and interdisciplinary research pillars: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Cybersecurity; Data Science and Information Systems; Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences; Quantum Science and Engineering; and Resilience and Sustainability.

StevensInstitute of Technology Stevens Institute of Technology – the Innovation University – is a premier, private research university with a 55-acre hilltop campus situated in an ideal location – in a top-3 college town (Hoboken, NJ) and directly across the Hudson River from New York City. Stevens’ exciting location offers unlimited opportunities for partnering with nearby universities, medical schools, DoE national laboratory, and major corporate research laboratories. Since its founding in 1870, technological innovation has always been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research. Within the university’s three schools and one college, approximately 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate closely with faculty in an interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial environment. Academic and research programs spanning business, computing, engineering, the arts, and other fields, actively advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront our most pressing global challenges. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on tuition investment, career services, and the mid-career salaries of alumni.

To Apply :
The School of Engineering & Science has engaged Opus Partners ( to support the recruitment of this position. Craig Smith, Partner, and Jeff Stafford, Senior Associate, are managing the search. Applicants are invited to email a PDF containing their CV and a brief letter describing their interest and qualifications in research, education, diversity, equity, and inclusion to Jeff Stafford via Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should be sent to the same address. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Proof of conferred degree and a background check will be conducted at the time of hire. Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students, faculty, and staff of all races and genders. We are an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies and strongly encourage applications from qualified women and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens offers an intellectually vibrant, diverse, highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative community, and is a great place to work. Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on the legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.

Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students, faculty and staff of all races and genders. We are an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies and strongly encourage applications from qualified women and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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