College of Engineering
Department of BioEngineering
Tenure/Tenure Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Temple University’s College of Engineering is continuing a rapid expansion in its research and education
endeavors, including renovation of 2 floors of the Engineering Building with a total of ca. 25.000 square
feet of state-of-the-art research and office space. Much of that space will be occupied by the newly formed
Department of BioEngineering (Founding Chair: Prof. Peter I. Lelkes). Following the hire of the first 5-
core faculty and the inauguration of the graduate program earlier this year, the BioEngineering department
continues to expand and diversify. We are now searching for outstanding faculty at all academic ranks on
tenure/tenure track (T/TT) as well as non-tenure track (NTT) to join our department in AY 2013/2014.
Senior faculty candidates (T/TT) will have a record of an externally funded research program, be well
published in high-impact journals and enjoy an exceptional national and international reputation.
Junior faculty candidates (TT) are expected to have significant post-doctoral experience with evidence of
independent contributions and first-rate publications.
For the full time non-tenure track faculty positions (NTT) we are looking for outstanding candidates at all
ranks with a experience with undergraduate curriculum development and ABET accreditation as well as a
track record of teaching bioengineering disciplines ay both the undergraduate and the graduate level.
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. Successful candidates will actively seek and establish close interdisciplinary collaborations with
colleagues from the Health Science Campus (School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of
Dentistry, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Fox Chase Cancer Center). These interdisciplinary
collaborations will also be furthered through the new Temple Institute for Regenerative Medicine and
Engineering (TIME) that will serve 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. Having initially
recruited a cluster of faculty focusing on smart biomaterials, drug delivery and tissue engineering, the
BioEngineering Department now wants to further solidify and widen its scope: Candidates with focus on
Regenerative Tissue Engineering, NeuroEngineering, Cancer BioEngineering, Biomechanics, Biomedical
Imaging, BioInstrumentation and BioInformatics are particularly encouraged to apply.
The salaries and start-up packages are highly competitive. Significant resources have been allocated for
these hires. Review of applications will start immediately and continues 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 four references to Prof. Peter I.
Lelkes (email@example.com) with c/c to Ms. Lauren Windell, business manager of the Department of
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.