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Assistant/Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering (Tenure Track, F0565A1)

Old Dominion University
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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As a leading technical college in the region’s only public urban research university, the Batten College of Engineering and Technology (BCET) at Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, VA is an incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship. ODU is strategically located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia – home of the largest naval base in the world and one of the largest concentrations of Department of Defense contractors in the US. ODU is a partner organization of Hampton Roads Biomedical Research Consortium (HRBRC) which includes Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and Sentara Healthcare. The Biomedical Engineering Institute at ODU is composed of faculty members who are interested in the multidisciplinary field of biomedical engineering. We encourage big ideas and creative thinking as we help students discover new ways to solve real-world problems in a wide range of fields. Our student population is diverse in many dimensions - 15% of our students have a military affiliation, 28% of students are Black or Hispanic, and 44% of our incoming freshmen are first generation students.

BCET at ODU invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member starting in the Fall 2022 semester at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.  Applications from all areas of biomedical engineering (BME) are welcome, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise complements the program’s existing research and academic strengths. BME at ODU is an interdisciplinary program with affiliated faculty in multiple departments and research centers. Areas of special interest to the program include biomaterials, biomechanics, biomedical robotics, biomedical electronics, bioinstrumentation, biomedical neural networks, additive biomanufacturing, nanotechnology-based biosensing, cellular and molecular bioengineering, and biomedical modeling and simulation.

Candidates who join this exciting environment must be committed to the development of a robust extramurally funded research program, to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to involvement in service activities to the University and the profession. The successful candidate must have strong communication skills and be able to collaborate with ODU colleagues and participate in ongoing programs. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our academic community. For more information on our program, please visit and

Start Date: July 25, 2022

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, and show potential for leading an externally funded, high-quality biomedical engineering research program.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral or industrial experience in biomedical engineering with a record of publications, and evidence of external funding.

Old Dominion University is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where all students as well as faculty and staff members can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions while also meeting institutional goals. ODU thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insights, and life experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research vision statement, a diversity statement stating how DEI will be incorporated in their teaching, research, and service, the names and email addresses for three references (who will be sent a link to upload a recommendation letter by the application system if the candidate is successful in moving forward in the process), and unofficial transcripts. Application must be made through Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials will be held in confidence.

Conditions of Employment

In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel. Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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