Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Michigan State University College of Engineering

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor- Tenure System

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Biomedical Engineering 10016106
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The department has strong interdisciplinary research and educational programs built on a foundation of varied biomedical and engineering disciplines, and it provides first-class education while engaging in research at the frontiers of engineering and science. The BME department was established in 2017, building on a strong, 160-year history of educational and research programs in engineering along with sustained excellence in both human and veterinary medicine. The BME department has 14 primary faculty and 23 joint faculty members. Many BME faculty have joint appointments or continuing collaborations with departments in the College of Human Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The department has strong research programs in biomedical engineering, with annual research expenditures from the primary faculty of about $12M. The BME department and College of Engineering have a strong track record of mentoring junior faculty to successfully grow their academic careers. The department is housed within the new Institute of Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering building, which includes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities ( The department currently offers graduate programs (MS and PhD), with approximately 46 full-time doctoral students.  For additional information about the BME Department, please visit   

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and Michigan’s capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000.  Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at  Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at and

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field 
  • Track record of significant contributions to the biomedical engineering discipline 
  • Potential/ability to establish a sustainable and internationally recognized BME research program  
  • Evidence of ability to be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students 
  • Interest in/evidence of institutional and professional service  
  • Dedication to the university’s mission in diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching, and service 

Desired Qualifications

  • Additional research experience beyond the PhD, through a post-doctoral, industry, or faculty appointment 
  • An ability to participate in BME curriculum development 
  • Ability to collaborate with current faculty in the Department as well as throughout the university 

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit:

  1. a detailed Curriculum Vitae,
  2. a cover letter summarizing their qualifications,
  3. a vision statement for research,
  4. a vision statement for teaching,
  5. a vision statement for diversity, equity and inclusion, and
  6. the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

While there is no strict page limit, item 3 is typically no longer than 5 pages, while items 4 and 5 will typically be 1-3 pages each.

Together-we-will Statement

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Summary of Health Risks

Potential exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids and materials covered under “Universal Precautions.”

May work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: May 25, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 25, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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