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Faculty Position Broad Area Search

Faculty Position Broad Area Search, Department of Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. 

The search committee consists of diverse faculty from the Schools of Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities & Sciences; we are seeking individuals who are fusing engineering and the physical sciences with biology to promote discovery or invention in any relevant area (e.g., agriculture, art, basic science, biophysics, biotechnology, biocomputation, education, environmental science, materials science, manufacturing, medicine, other). Our faculty are trained not only in bioengineering but also in many diverse disciplines.  We are interested in applications from individuals of any discipline who have demonstrated, or provide clear evidence for, their potential to realize outstanding scientific or technical achievements in developing, translating and applying new ideas, tools, or capacities to bioengineering. Ideal candidates should also demonstrate strong communication, teaching, and leadership skills, as well as an ability to contribute actively to a rapidly growing Stanford Department.  A sustaining focus of all bioengineering searches is to contribute to departmental diversity.  We enthusiastically invite applications from women and underrepresented minority groups.  We also encourage applications from individuals representing disciplines or opportunities that are not yet well-established within bioengineering, broadly defined.

A strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising is also essential.  Teaching responsibilities will include participation in and development of both undergraduate and graduate courses, and strong engagement in a core curriculum that serves to define bioengineering for future generations. The supervision of doctoral students and academic advising of trainees at all levels is also expected.

Applications will be accepted only on-line.  Applicants should visit our recruitment site at:  This web site can receive applications starting July 25, 2019.  Review of received applications will start October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include a cover letter, brief research and teaching plans, a detailed C.V. including a publications list, and the names and email addresses of at least four references. Parallel, related searches are likely to be open at Stanford. For candidates who are qualified and interested in multiple faculty searches at Stanford, we encourage applications to each solicitation; we will coordinate our search with others and consider joint appointments. Successful applicants may benefit from collaborative opportunities at interdisciplinary institutes and centers, including for example Bio-X (, Wu Tsai Neuroscience (, SLAC (, ChEM-H (, and JIMB (

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.