Engineering & Science/Assistant Professor/Biomedical Engineering

  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Ruston, LA
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

The Biomedical Engineering Program within the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University seeks applicants for tenure-track positions at all academic ranks. Applicants with an earned doctorate in biomedical engineering and/or a related engineering or science field, excellent oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work in a team-oriented environment are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose research leverages the program's current focus on Neural Engineering and Micro/Nano Biotechnology. Examples of areas of research include development of lab-on-a-chip technologies for tissues engineering, assessment and treatment of normal and diseased brain function, neural stimulation, or other applications that are complementary to current research within the program. However, outstanding applicants with expertise in other biomedical engineering concentrations are also encouraged to apply.

The Louisiana Tech University Biomedical Engineering (BME) Program (, one of the first BME programs in the nation (1972), offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering. The 52,000 sq. ft. Biomedical Engineering Complex (BEC), houses the interdisciplinary Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) (, the biomedical engineering program's administrative and faculty offices, faculty research laboratories, classrooms, a vivarium, and core laboratories that support microscopy, cell and tissue culture, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and computational biology. BEC is physically connected to the 41,000 sq. ft. nationally recognized Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM) (, that includes research labs and cleanroom space equipped with state-of-the art micro/nano fabrication and characterization equipment. Louisiana Tech is a part of the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) that provides supercomputing power to affiliated researchers ( A $37M 110,000 sq. ft. building dedicated to freshman/sophomore science and engineering integrated education is our newest facility.

Louisiana Tech University is a US News Tier 1 National University with enrollment of over 12,000 students. The B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering was first accredited by ABET in 1978 and has an enrollment of 193 students. In addition to a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, the College has three other Ph.D. programs (Engineering, Computational Analysis and Modeling, and Molecular Science and Nanotechnology) with 122 students total and over 160 M.S. students in various programs. The interdisciplinary nature of the College allows faculty to advise students in all four Ph.D. programs. Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research with current and future interests and goals, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is September 1, 2021 or sooner.

Louisiana Tech University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.

Please Note: Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the Job Closing Date to ensure consideration.

Note to Applicant:

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

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