Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). The Chair will report to the Dean of the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr., School of Engineering & Science (SES), the largest school at Stevens. The Chair 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. Stevens offers an intellectually vibrant, diverse, highly interdisciplinary, collaborative and innovative community and is a great place to work.


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, that 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 Stevens BME education is problem-based, hands-on learning, and fostering development 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. Our location affords additional opportunities to collaborate with the world’s brightest minds in medicine.


Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline, have a strong record of scholarly activities, knowledge of academic administration, research, and undergraduate and graduate teaching.   The successful candidate is energized by working with colleagues to develop a shared and compelling strategic vision to elevate the department to the next level of success. Vital to this process is building a strong network of internal and external collaborators, and mentoring junior and mid-career faculty towards professional advancement. A commitment to creating a departmental climate where students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can thrive is essential. A strong track record of successful clinical collaborations that could assist in strengthening relationships with neighboring medical centers in the NYC area is highly desired. 

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, New Jersey, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. 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 7000 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.

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. 

To Apply

Candidates are invited to apply by submitting materials electronically at:

Please include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with the application. In addition, we request a research statement; a teaching statement with recent assessment of teaching, a diversity statement discussing activity connected with research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach to under-represented groups; an administrative experience and vision statement; copies of between one and three representative publications; and contact information for three references. We will only contact your references if you are short-listed for the position and we will seek your permission before doing so.

For further inquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Henry Du, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, email:, phone: 201-216-5262.

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 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.