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The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Lehigh University seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in Bioengineering. The college is searching for outstanding individuals bridging the world of computer science and engineering with bioengineering. One position is at the assistant/associate professor level in health related integrated sensing and diagnostic devices. The other is at the assistant professor level in the area of data-driven bioengineering and bioinformatics. They will join a growing interdisciplinary group of faculty members that form a cluster at Lehigh University working on Technology for Health (, as well as Lehigh's Data-X initiative ( Lehigh also offers many additional opportunities for collaboration across departmental, program, and college boundaries.

We seek candidates who will complement existing strengths, develop a strong research program, and collaborate effectively with colleagues at Lehigh. We are particularly interested in applicants applying computational/data science to solve complex biomedical problems. This includes (but is not restricted to) persons with an interest in bioinformatics, gene networks and connectomics, functional genomics, integrated sensing and diagnostic devices, and biosystems modeling including metabolic engineering and analysis. Current areas of interest/expertise on the Lehigh campus include: cellular and tissue mechanics, biofluid dynamics, computational biology, molecular mechanobiology, biomaterials, drug delivery, biopharmaceutical engineering, nanotechnology, BioMEMS, and medical device design. Applicants are required to have a doctorate in a relevant field, and the ability and interest to teach core bioengineering courses. (See He/she will be expected to have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education, maintain an active and funded research program, and develop strong partnerships with medical research centers and/or the biotechnology industry. Bioengineering at Lehigh is a multi-disciplinary program that draws its core and associated faculty from a number of departments, including Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics.

Lehigh has made a long-term commitment to growth in Bioengineering, starting with the establishment of its undergraduate program in 2002 and the graduate program in 2009. We have established a sizable new research facility, the Health Research Hub, and expect to expand faculty strength further. Lehigh University offers several other excellent resources and facilities such as the Genomic and Proteomic Core Analysis Facility, the High Performance Computing Cluster, the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics. Also, Lehigh University has been a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering.

Using our job application link Please submit a CV, a Teaching Proposal describing instructional philosophy for both undergraduate and graduate education, a 3-6 page Research Proposal describing an externally fundable research effort, and names of at least three references.

Applications can also be sent by mail to:

Chair, Bioengineering Search Committee
Lehigh University, Bioengineering Program
c/o Cindy Lohman
Iacocca Hall
Bethlehem, PA 18015-4791

For full consideration applications should be received prior to November 16, 2016 but the search will remain open until an appropriate candidate is selected. (AA/EOE)

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including domestic partner benefits.

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