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Assistant Professor, Tissue Engineering
Tufts University

Date Posted Oct. 16, 2020
Title Assistant Professor, Tissue Engineering
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date September 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Tufts University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level as part of a focused effort to further strengthen key research areas. Exceptional candidates will be considered at other ranks. The anticipated start date is September 2021. Current strengths of the department lie in biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and in sensing systems including medical electronics and optics, instrumentation and measurement. Additional information about the department can be found at:

We seek applicants whose research complements our current strengths in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. We especially encourage applicants whose expertise is in cells, tissues and systems related to experimental or computational approaches. We seek individuals who embrace opportunities to work collaboratively within the department as well as across the School of Engineering (SOE) and the University.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an active, highly visible research program and to demonstrate excellence in teaching, including core biomedical engineering subjects, and in mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students.

Tufts’ SOE distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. We offer the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the resources of a major research university. Home to nine graduate and professional schools across four campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus is located only six miles from historic downtown Boston, facilitating extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaborations, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline.

Candidates should submit their application including: cover letter; curriculum vitae; 3-page statement of research; 2-page teaching interests and objectives; 1-page diversity statement; and contact information for three references online through Interfolio. Cover letter should be addressed to: Professor Kaplan, Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155.

Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and scholarship throughout their application. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 31, 2020. Application review will proceed on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

    Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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