The Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. Outstanding candidates will be considered at all academic ranks and across all areas of bioengineering. We seek individuals with potential for developing an innovative, inclusive, and collaborative research program as well as commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. The department believes that diversity and inclusivity enhance our mission to educate and empower the next generation of bioengineers to develop and translate knowledge and technology to address societal grand challenges. All faculty joining the department benefit from generous compensation and start-up packages, with junior faculty further supported by a formal mentoring program. The department has also developed a suite of unique grant and fellowship programs to encourage collaborations within the university and with nearby institutions such as the National Cancer Institute, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Children’s National Hospital.
Prior to starting, Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering, biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, or a closely related field.
Senior candidates should be established investigators with a strong record of funding, peer-reviewed publications, and technical leadership.
Successful candidates will be expected to continue propelling the department forward in impact and visibility through research, translation, education, outreach, and service.
Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to engaging with and supporting underserved and underrepresented groups through research, teaching, and mentoring, are especially encouraged to apply.
For best consideration, interested applicants should apply by October 16, 2023.
Applicants should submit a 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Research statement, 4) Teaching statement, and 5) List of 3 references with contact details. Incomplete packages will not be reviewed.
Research statements should be 5 pages maximum describing past accomplishments and including future plans and how these will be enabled or enhanced by joining the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. Teaching statements should be 3 pages maximum describing any prior experience and delineating teaching philosophy and interests compatible with the educational mission of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. Discussion of specific efforts to support diverse populations in STEM within the research and teaching statements is strongly encouraged.
The University of Maryland, College Park supports several programs promoting inclusive excellence by providing unique leadership and professional development opportunities for faculty and students through the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering (eng.umd.edu/minorities), ADVANCE (advance.umd.edu), TERP Allies, TerrapinSTRONG (diversity.umd.edu/training-education/terrapinstrong), and FAMILE initiative (faculty.umd.edu/famile-initiative). The Clark School also received the 8th largest gift in history to a public higher education institution from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation of $220M, which includes funding to assist faculty and attract and fund first-year PhD students. Established in 2005, the Fischell Department of Bioengineering is located in the Washington DC–Baltimore metropolitan area proximate to the NIH, NSF, FDA, EPA, NASA and NIST, as well as many other health and medical science-related institutions and agencies, forming a unique and diverse hub of health-related activity.
The state of Maryland also boasts one of the nation’s leading biotechnology and life sciences industry clusters and a vibrant entrepreneurial environment. The department is known for its interdisciplinary scholarship and is closely affiliated with the Robert E. Fischell Institute of Biomedical Devices, which aims to catalyze the transformation of basic research into clinical practice and commercial success. Departmental faculty are also affiliated with other engineering departments at UMD as well as the Molecular and Cell Biology Program, the Brain and Behavior Institute, the Maryland Robotics Center, and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research.
In 2018, the department relocated to a new home in A. James Clark Hall, a 184,000 sq. ft. facility that features state-of-the-art laboratories and new departmental core facilities. The building also offers a cutting-edge vivarium and translational imaging suite, GMP production and prototyping labs, flexible classrooms, and collaborative student project space.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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