Collegiate Assistant Professor in Biomedical

  • Virginia Tech, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
  • Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Jan 14, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a collegiate (non-tenure-track) faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of biomedical devices effective August 2021. Candidates with broader interests in theoretical, computational, or experimental methods for biomedical devices at any scale are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will be responsible for teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentoring students, and conducting research on teaching/learning and/or disciplinary topics in their field.

BEAM is an interdisciplinary department with faculty having broad interests spanning engineering, science, mathematics, and medicine. It offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering and in engineering mechanics, and currently has 42 faculty, a new undergraduate biomedical engineering program, and nearly 200 graduate students. The department and its School for Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) combine the strengths of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, the Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Further information can be found at

Virginia Tech, a public land-grant university founded in 1872, is committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. It is currently ranked as a Top 30 Public University (USN&WR) and a Top 50 Public Research University (National Science Foundation). Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). The Mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders.  Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship.

Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in an area consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.  In addition, our facilities in the Washington, D.C., area offer unique proximity to government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024. 

The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service missions through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Service Center at or at 540-231-9331.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, engineering mechanics, or a closely related discipline, prior to the effective date of the appointment. Postdoctoral experience leading projects beyond graduate school or comparable experience such as in the medical device industry/regulatory affairs is preferred.

Application Details

Qualified applicants must electronically submit their application materials at (posting #514890) including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two candidate statements (research/teaching interests and philosophy and advancing diversity/equity/inclusion; limited to three pages each), and contact information for at least three professional references.Review of applications starts February 10, 2021 and continues until the positions are filled.


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For assistance submitting the application, please contact Cristina Rosa Castaňer (, 540-231-6651). Inquiries about the positions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Raffaella De Vita (, 540-231-5905).


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Application Deadline

Open until filled