PhD Position in Biomedical Engineering
Rutgers The State University
United States

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Position Information


Recruitment/Posting Title Tenure-Track Biomedical Engineering Faculty Position: Addressing Health Equity in Age-related Disorders
Department Engn - Biomedical Engineering
Salary Open
Posting Summary
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment as part of a newly approved diversity cluster hiring opportunity towards Addressing Health Equity in Age-related Disorders (AHEAD). This position prioritizes junior faculty and thus appointment at the assistant professor is anticipated, but appointment at a higher rank commensurate with the applicant’s experience will be considered. The AHEAD cluster envisions hiring and bringing together a cohort of scholars from the School of Engineering (SoE), School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) to collectively advance knowledge of neurodegenerative disorders, develop treatments and technology solutions that help people experience a higher quality of life, and develop a deep understanding of the social, racial and ethnic health disparities associated with the onset and treatments of neurodegenerative disorders to map a path towards health equity and healthy aging.
Position Status Full Time
Posting Number 23FA1071
Posting Open Date 10/06/2023
Posting Close Date 11/30/2023


Minimum Education and Experience
Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or a closely related discipline. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of scholarly productivity and external research support, as well as excellent investigative, communication, and leadership skills. The candidate is expected to maintain their outstanding research and develop teaching and training programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, Rutgers and the Department of Biomedical Engineering are committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture, and candidates should have demonstrated success towards this mission.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Research interest and expertise in biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering and/or quantitative image analysis will be considered. A specific area of focus is health equity in aging and neurodegenerative disease.
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Rutgers and the Department of Biomedical Engineering are committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture and expect the faculty to actively contribute to this mission. As such, applications should include: a letter of application; extended curriculum vitae; research plan; teaching statement (and/or teaching portfolio; 3 letters of reference; and a statement describing how they have promoted (and/or plan to promote) diversity, equity, and inclusive academic excellence in their workplace. This statement will be evaluated according to the following Rubric for Assessment of DEI.
Rubric for Assessment of DEI Statements
1. What does diversity mean to you, and why is this important
2. Do you understand the university’s diversity goals?
3. What have been some of your experiences either being part of a non-majority group, or interacting with diverse populations?
4. How has your thinking about diversity actively influenced your teaching, research, and/or scholarship?
5. In thinking about the different roles you have played, and will play, as part of your university service, what role has/will diversity issues play?
6. What role do you believe that advising and mentoring play in working with diverse populations? Does your engagement with diversity help students prepare for careers in a global society?

These questions should be answered and attached to your application as “Diversity Statement”

Posting Details


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Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Rutgers University - New Brunswick
City Piscataway
State NJ
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Pre-employment Screenings


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Immunization Requirements


Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *Please list the institution from which you earned (or anticipate earning) your Ph.D.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. *What was/were your field(s) of study (major)?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Please indicate if you are currently receiving extramural funding. If yes, please specify the name of the sponsoring agency and the award(s). If you are not currently receiving extramural funding, please simply indicate "None".

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *Title of your current position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *Current department (or equivalent)

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. *Current Institution (or equivalent)

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. *Post-Doctoral institution and department

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. *Number of peer-reviewed publications

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. *Have you served as a primary instructor for any classes? If yes, please list.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. *Have you served as a teaching assistant for any classes? If yes, please list.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. *Please list any courses in our BME curriculum that you would like to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. *What is your research area (indicate all that apply): Biomechanics/rehabilitation engineering, Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Drug delivery, Cellular engineering, Computational bioengineering, Imaging, Systems bioengineering, Biomaterials, and other.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. List of Professional References (contact Info)
  5. Research Statement
  6. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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