Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 118339
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: .75
Unit: ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Campus/College Information:

The Fischell Department of Bioengineering was established in 2005 through a $31 million donation from biomedical pioneer, Robert E. Fischell. The department is comprised of 21 primary faculty, including three new hires last year. The PhD program’s ranking is one of the fastest-rising in the country, and the undergraduate program is sought-after for the combination of fundamental and lab-based education. The department is also home to the new NIH Center for Engineering Complex Tissues. All faculty joining the department benefit from generous compensation and start-up packages, and gain access to a suite of 8 unique seed grant programs on campus, with other University of Maryland campuses, and with the nearby NIH, FDA, and Children’s National Medical Center. Junior faculty are further supported with a formal internal and external mentoring program.

As an integral part of a vibrant community of scientists and engineers, the department interfaces with the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Maryland NanoCenter, the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, the new Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance at Cole Field House, the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute, and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research. In addition, the department’s location in the greater Washington, D.C. area provides student and faculty researchers direct access to world-class resources, networking, and facilities in the immediate vicinity, including at the NIH, DOD, NSF, Veterans Affairs (VA), FDA, NIST, USDA, EPA, NASA, and Children’s National Medical Center, as well as more than 600+ Maryland biotech companies.

This year the department is relocate to a new home in A. James Clark Hall, a 184,000-square-foot facility that will serve as the flagship of University of Maryland bioengineering and a hub for new partnerships and collaborations throughout the capital region. Clark Hall features state-of-the-art laboratories and several new department core equipment facilities, including labs for biomaterials, imaging, and cellular analysis. The building also offers a cutting edge vivarium and translational imaging suite, GMP production and prototyping labs, flexible classrooms, and collaborative student project space. The new Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices is also located in Clark Hall, featuring 15,000+ square feet of laboratory and research space for development and translation of next generation medical devices.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications from individuals to fill multiple new tenure/tenure-track faculty positions. This search is open to both junior and senior candidates in all biomedical engineering and related fields. Competitive applicants will possess an outstanding track record of achievement, a strong potential for developing a thriving collaborative research program, as well as a firm commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. These individuals will be expected to continue propelling the Bioengineering Department forward in impact and visibility through research, translation, education, outreach, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering, biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, or a closely related field, and must be actively engaged in research and scholarship.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Applicants should submit a 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Research statement, 4) Teaching statement, and 5) 4 references with contact details. Incomplete Packages will not be reviewed

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Posting Date: 10/03/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/15/2017
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. List of References (no emails sent from system)
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