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Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

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College / VP Area: College of Engineering
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Biomedical Engineering, Full Time

University of Delaware 

Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering 

 The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Delaware (UD) invites nominations and applications for a department chair. We seek a visionary, strategic senior scholar with a vigorous research program who can provide strong, dynamic, and innovative leadership to advance excellence in research and engineering education. Candidates must have an earned doctorate and be qualified for appointment at the full professor levelA proven record of externally funded research, commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, dedication to expand an inclusive and interdisciplinary environment, and effective management and interpersonal skills are required.   


Launched in 2010, BME at UD is ABET-accredited and ranked in the top third of BME departments nationally. We have established world class research programs in musculoskeletal & neural engineering, cancer diagnosis & therapy, tissue & regenerative engineering, and disease modelling and have plans to continue our ambitious growth over the next ten years. Research in BME is conducted in new buildings at the STAR (Science, Technology, and Advanced Research) campus, a hub of health and innovation at UD. State-of-the-art core facilities include the Institute for Engineering Driven Health, the Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging, the UD Nanofabrication Facility, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, and labs for human-based studies and active outpatient clinics in the College of Health Sciences. BME at UD enjoys close relationships with the nearby Delaware Technology Park, where entrepreneurial and research incubators are co-located with academic research labs; and with Christiana Care Health System, Nemours Children’s Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University, which provide outstanding infrastructure and opportunities for innovative clinical and translational collaborations.  


Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (very high research activity), with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.  


Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty have received annual across the board and merit salary increases, and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and research laboratory start-up costs are available.  

Applicants should submit two PDF files: (1) a complete CV; and (2) a statement of interest, with emphasis on visionary leadership, research, education, and administrative experience, at Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor David C. Martin ( Review of applications will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants throughout the search process.  

As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equality, the University of Delaware is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.  

Equal Employment Opportunity  

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. UD recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and this is a primary goal for the department. We provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be seen at:  


Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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