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Contract Faculty, Biomedical Engineering

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Brooklyn, New York
$70,000- $135,000 Industry Assistant Professor / $85,000-$155,000 Industry Associate Professor
Posted Date
Mar 6, 2023

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a full-time, non-tenured, renewable faculty position in Biomedical Engineeringat the level of Industry Assistant or Associate Professor, with a start date of September 1, 2023.

NYU recently established a new Department of Biomedical Engineering to build a bridge between its schools of engineering and medicine. The department currently offers MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering and is in the process of establishing a new BS degree program. Our mission is to excel in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship. We aim to inspire and educate engineers for the 21st century. Students at all levels are engaged in projects leading to new engineering approaches and technologies to promote human health. Biomedical Engineering is inherently multidisciplinary, and the new department reflects that breadth in its faculty, educational programs, and research. 

An Industry Professor's primary roles are teaching, mentoring, and educational innovation. The position may also entail some administrative work and outreach. The normal teaching load is three courses per academic semester.


The candidate should be an excellent teacher and be able to teach classroom and laboratory courses in biomechanics, biomaterials, and medical robotics/prosthetics as applied to rehabilitation. Knowledge in biomedical instrumentation, biostatistics, and computational modeling is a plus. The candidate must have a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field and a record of industrial or academic teaching experience in these areas.


Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials electronically at:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • A teaching statement describing experience and teaching philosophy
  • A statement of your experience with or knowledge of inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging  efforts and your plans for incorporating them into your teaching, research, mentoring, and service.
  • Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Names and contact information for three references.  Referees will be automatically contacted to upload confidential letters of reference if the candidates proceed in the interview process.

We will review applications beginning on January 1, 2023 and will continue until we fill the position. We encourage you to submit early. For any questions, please contact Andreas Hielscher,


Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual 9-month base salary range for this position is $70,000- $135,000 for the Industry Assistant Professor rank and $85,000-$155,000 for the Industry Associate Professor rank.  New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.


About Us

New York University (NYU) is one of the top private universities in the United States, and  NYU Tandon School of Engineering traces its roots back to 1854, building on an illustrious past as Brooklyn Poly and the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Our mission is to excel in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship and inspire and educate engineers for the 21st century — backed by an historic commitment of $1 billion to recruit new faculty, fuel groundbreaking basic and applied research in key areas, and expand the Downtown Brooklyn campus. NYU Tandon faculty are world renowned leaders in science and technology, with a strong commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship that make a difference in the world. We lead and have ties to multidisciplinary centers in wireless technology, cybersecurity, urban informatics, data sciences, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and health, among others. Our faculty and students are part of the high-tech start-up culture in New York City and in downtown Brooklyn, and we support three “future lab” business incubators that connect our students and faculty to today’s innovation economy. We are deeply committed to teaching and learning, and with NYU's unrivaled global network of campuses, we promote a truly global engineering education.

NYU Tandon is committed to substantially increase the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups in STEM and we encourage candidates from such groups to apply. We aspire to create a climate where diversity and inclusion are not only appreciated but considered an asset for creativity and innovation, and we seek faculty who have a real passion for a culturally diverse environment. We take pride in our high numbers of female students and students who are the first in their family to go to college. NYU belongs to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists with dual-career searches, and our faculty are supported by a range of work-life balance programs provided by the NYU Office of Work Life

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