Faculty Position(s)

BME Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester (www.bme.rochester.edu) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions. One position is to be filled at the Assistant Professor level; the other is open to candidates at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Tenure upon initial appointment for qualified senior level candidates will be considered, contingent on favorable review of the candidate’s dossier by the department, the dean and the Provost.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated significant research accomplishments commensurate with the rank for which they are applying. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an independent, extramurally funded research program and to participate in departmental educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, candidates are sought who share the department's commitment to fostering an inclusive climate for a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students.

We welcome applications from all areas of biomedical engineering, particularly those that complement or enhance existing departmental strengths in
• biomechanics/mechanobiology
• cell and tissue engineering / regenerative medicine
• biomaterials
• biomedical optics and photonics
• biomedical imaging
• neuro-engineering
• biomedical nanotechnology
• microdevices and biosensors
• biomedical ultrasound

One of six departments of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Biomedical Engineering is also part of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics is a short walk from the University of Rochester Medical Center – host to an array of outstanding research centers, including the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, the Wilmot Cancer Center, and the Center for Musculoskeletal Research. The department enjoys additional strong collaborations with the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, the Center for Visual Science, and the world-renowned Institute of Optics. Extensive cross-disciplinary interactions foster an exceptionally rich environment for clinical and translational research and basic science collaboration.

Established in 1850, the University of Rochester is a private research university located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Its seven schools include the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, and the Warner School of Education. Rochester is a vibrant, mid-sized city with a rich history and a lively arts, music, and cultural scene. Within driving distance of New York City and Toronto, Rochester is highly ranked for quality of life, recreational opportunities, and routinely recognized as one of the best places in America to raise a family.

Candidates should apply to the position at
Application materials must include
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of research plans (3-6 pages)
• Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages)
• Statement of commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia, including past work and future goals (1-2 pages)
• Names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted for select candidates after committee review

For further information or inquiries regarding any of the above materials please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Stephen McAleavey, Department of Biomedical Engineering (stephen.mcaleavey@rochester.edu), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and applications received by December 10 will receive full consideration; however, applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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Staff Position(s)

Graduate Program Administrative Assistant
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Full-Time 40 hours
Grade 051
Job ID # in HRMS: # 243049  (PDF)

Position Summary
This position interfaces with many University departments to ensure effective day-to-day operations of the Post-Graduate Program for BME; provide assistance to faculty, staff and students.

Supervision and Direction Received
Receive minimal direction from the Department Chair and DepartmentAdministrator.

Supervision and Direction Exercise
As required by the Department Chair and Department Administrator.

All duties are essential.

Graduate Program Administration

30% Student Support:
Initiate and process appointment/reappointment forms, consult with faculty research advisors for terms of appointments; maintain graduate student database: assist students with advisory committee meetings, qualifying exams, seminar presentations; review graduate student registrations,advise students of policies and procedures; coordinate first-year exam schedule, prepare slides for faculty meeting to approve first-year exam results; organize Intro toFaculty presentations, generate and submit programs of study, first-year exam reports, and qualifying examination appointment and report forms; assist MSstudents with thesis defense paperwork; assist PhDstudents with submitting defense paperwork and monitor its progress in the PhD online system; create and submit new course and course change forms; compile data and complete various program surveys and training grant requests from other departments; provide certification and verification letters as requested.

30% Recruiting and Admissions: Assist Graduate Admissions Chair and Graduate Recruiting Chair; process applications through the online system Slate; produce periodic reports; correspond with prospective students. Organize BME Applicant Day(s) including scheduling faculty appointments and making hotel, meals, and transportation arrangements; coordinate individual visits for candidates as required; arrange with Dean's office to send offer letters and rejection notices; prepare visa paperwork for incoming foreign students; prepare and submit special fellowship applications for additional funding; arrange and conduct BME graduate student orientation session in August, prepare handouts, assist students with completion of paperwork, and inform students of policies and procedures. Organize and attend the annual BMES meeting.

Administrative Support

20% Initiate and process appointment/reappointment forms for post-docs; generate and submit visa applications for international post-docs; monitor and approve payroll for post-docs; consult with primary investigators/faculty for proper salary distributions, ensure generation of distribution change forms as necessary. Process reimbursement forms for graduate students and postdocs. Supervise student office assistants when needed; assist with special Department events.

Committees and Meetings

20% Administrative Support: Organize and attend monthly BME Graduate Committee meetings, maintain minutes and agendas; disseminate information to students as necessary regarding policy changes, responses to petition requests; assist Committee Chair in maintaining Graduate Handbook as required; attend Graduate Admissions meetings and take notes; assist with organizing Graduate Student Summer Seminar Series; prepare and email departmental seminars notices; email other University-wide events to BME community; attend monthly faculty meetings and take notes.

Qualifications: Requires Bachelor's Degree and one year of relevant administrative experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.

How To Apply: All applicants must apply online: www.rochester.edu/human-resources/careers/ 

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law.  This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.


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