Faculty Positions

Application for Open Search

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University invites applications for new faculty positions in the area of Bioengineering, at the Assistant Professor rank. While the main focus is at the Assistant Professor rank, exceptional candidates for Associate and Full Professor rank will be considered.  An appointment may be made jointly between departments or programs.

We welcome applications from all areas of experimental and theoretical/computational bioengineering. We particularly encourage candidates whose work includes aspects of Computational Bioengineering, including but not limited to synthetic and chemical biology approaches to cellular computation and biomolecular logic design, the development and implementation of novel algorithms, machine learning for parsing biological data sets (genomics, proteomics, imaging, neuroscience), bioinformatics, molecular dynamics simulations, and related areas at the interface of computer/data science and the life sciences. Another area of interest is Device Bioengineering, including but not limited to the development and implementation of approaches that interface with living systems through novel materials and algorithms, electric and magnetic fields, ultrasound, optics and targeted radiation, microfluidics, controlled force sensing and actuation and related tools for probing and controlling biomolecular systems, cells, and tissues.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology or related disciplines, and have a demonstrated record of excellence and leadership in research, commensurate with career stage. We seek faculty members who will be instrumental to creating an ecosystem of excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. We welcome applications from members of all underrepresented groups.

Princeton recently launched a Bioengineering Initiative, leveraging a strong core of faculty engaged in Bioengineering-related research, distributed in all engineering departments, particularly Chemical & Biological Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. These ongoing efforts also build on Princeton's historical strengths in interdisciplinary biology, focused in the departments of Molecular Biology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, together with the Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.

We seek creative and enthusiastic candidates with the background and skills to build upon and complement existing strengths, and help expand Princeton's Bioengineering program into new and exciting research areas.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 (preferred) but applications submitted through December 15, 2021 will be considered. Applicants should submit online at a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and presentations, a 3-5 page summary of research accomplishments and future plans, a 1-2 page teaching statement, and three reference letters. Personal statements that summarize contributions to diversity are encouraged.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.