Employment Opportunities

Tenure/Tenure Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions. 

Temple University’s College of Engineering is continuing the rapid expansion of its research and education endeavors, including the recently completed renovation of two floors of the Engineering Building with a total of ca. 25,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research, education, and office space, much of which is occupied by the recently established Department of BioEngineering (http://engineeering.temple.edu/bioengineering).

In the past four years since inception of the Department, we inaugurated the graduate (MSc/PhD) program (Fall 2012) and launched the undergraduate program (Fall 2013). We recently graduated the first cohort of seniors, who successfully completed our new undergraduate program. Overall, our AY 2016 /2017 student body includes ca. 300 undergraduate and ca. 50 graduate students. The core faculty is comprised of 3 Full Professors, 3 Associate Professors and 6 Assistant Professors. 

We are now searching for outstanding mid/senior level tenure/tenure-track (T/TT) faculty at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, as well as non-tenure- track (NTT) teaching faculty to join our department no later than the beginning of AY 2016-2017.

To be considered for a mid/senior level T/TT appointment, faculty candidates will have an exceptional record of accomplishments, including an externally funded research program, be well published in high-impact journals, and enjoy an outstanding national and international reputation. Successful candidates will also have a track record of teaching scholarship and a keen interest in actively contributing to our innovative educational mission. 

Although candidates in all traditional bioengineering areas are welcome to apply, we are particularly interested in leveraging existing university-wide strengths in Engineering, Medicine and the Basic Sciences. In hiring new T/TT mid/senior level faculty we want to further solidify existing areas of strengths in the Department. Candidates with focus on Biomaterials, Regenerative Tissue Engineering, Drug Targeting, Neuroengineering, Biosignals, Biomechanics, and Bioinstrumentation are particularly encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will actively seek and establish close interdisciplinary collaborations with the Health Science Campus (School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Fox Chase Cancer Center). Interdisciplinary collaborations will also be furthered through the new Temple Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME, https://medicine.temple.edu/departments-centers/research-centers/temple-institute-regenerative-medicine-and-engineering/research-programs) that serves as a living bridge between the Health Sciences Campus and various Colleges, Departments and Centers on the main campus. An important university-wide strategic goal, which closely matches the aims and promise of bioengineering, is to advance translational biomedical research and promote product development, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

For the NTT teaching positions, we are seeking applications from individuals with a proven track record in teaching core bioengineering disciplines and developing innovative lab modules, especially in Biomaterials, Biosignals, Clinical Bioimaging, Clinical Bioinstrumentation, Cell Biology for Engineers, and Systems Physiology. The initial one-year appointment is renewable and can lead to multi-year contracts. Candidates are expected to seek extramural funding for developing and implementing an innovative program of engineering scholarship. If successful, NTT positions can be converted into tenure–track teaching faculty positions. 

Salaries and start-up packages are highly competitive. Significant resources have been allocated for these hires. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a statement of their research interests and plans, a brief description of their teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of references (6 for T/TT and 3 for NTT) to Mrs. Doreen Aiello, Administrative Specialist of the Department of BioEngineering (doreen.aiello@temple.edu) with c/c to Professor Peter I. Lelkes (pilelkes@temple.edu).

Temple University, a major urban research-intensive university in Philadelphia, PA with an excellent quality-of-life in terms of culture, recreation and sports, is an equal-opportunity / affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Detailed information about the College of Engineering and its Departments can be obtained at http://www.temple.edu/engineering.