Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University, is pleased to invite applications to fill a Tenure-Track Faculty Position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level.

Candidates with expertise in all areas of research are encouraged to apply and will receive full consideration, though we anticipate that tissue engineering/regenerative medicine, neural engineering, synthetic biology, organ-on-a-chip technologies, or artificial intelligence in medicine may be of particular interest.

Candidates may find the BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health) training program, and multi-institutional centers such the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LACATS), the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, and the Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Consortium to be of particular interest because of their regional focus on cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity, which are medical issues that are of critical importance to areas with high concentrations of poverty and low access to health care. These resources facilitate translational BME investigations in healthcare quality, availability, cost, or disparity that are applicable to our global community.

Superb opportunities for collaboration exist within the School of Science and Engineering and Tulane’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the National Primate Research Center. Interdisciplinary centers include the Tulane Brain Institute, the Center for Aging, and the Interdisciplinary Bioinnovation Program. Our city also boasts the new University Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital. Forbes magazine ranks New Orleans as a top "brain magnet" city in the nation, with a burgeoning biotechnology entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Tulane University is an AAU private university with a Carnegie classification as an institution with the Highest Research Activity. Tulane’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, founded in 1977, has an ABET accredited undergraduate program with 200 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. BME is administratively located in the School of Science and Engineering on Tulane's uptown campus. Biomedical engineering research is enhanced by co-location of its research facilities on the downtown Health Sciences campus.

Tulane University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or a related field, have evidence of excellence in research and dedication to teaching and mentoring. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and initiate interdisciplinary and collaborative research. Applications must be received by January 1, 2019 to receive priority consideration, though the search will remain open until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to Interested parties should apply with a letter of interest, a research statement, a teaching statement, a curriculum vitae and names of references at

Visiting Assistant Professor in Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University, along with the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) position in Engineering to begin in January 2019. The VAP position carries a (3,3) teaching load during the academic year, and it carries a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with the candidate's qualifications.

A doctorate in engineering is required. Candidates must be outstanding at teaching and fit well into the goals and activities of our department, which will include teaching a variety of physics courses in Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering, with specifics depending on the candidate’s qualifications and background. Applications from candidates with a background and interest in circuits/electronics courses and/or programming (MATLAB) courses are especially welcome.

More information about the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics and the Department of Biomedical Engineering can be found at:, respectively. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Lev Kaplan at Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Tulane is committed to providing a family friendly workplace.

Tulane is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer.


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