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Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering

Apply now Job no: 505415
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering


Position Rank and Title: Assistant Professor     

School/Department Name: Biomedical Engineering

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, December 15, 2021    

Target Start Date: August 22, 2022


Department Summary

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at San Jose State University (SJSU) invites applications for one full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We highly encourage candidates with specialization in: biomedical electronics, bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical device design and/or manufacturing. Research areas focusing on health equity with interests in addressing health outcomes disparities, including strategies to enhance public health and social welfare systems, and developing alternative and less invasive therapies for those who live with a wide range of chronic diseases and/or disabilities, among other issues are of particular interest.

The BME Department is home to dynamic programs for BS and MS degrees in Biomedical Engineering. We have developed strong ties and collaborations with the biomedical engineering industries around us. Our BS and MS curricula were developed in close consultation with our Industry Advisory Council (IAC). They engage our students, share their practical experiences and sometimes teach some of our classes, thus ensuring our graduates are “industry-ready.” Our BS and MS programs are home to approximately 500 students, many of who are engaged in academic research with faculty, or work on projects with industries. Our full-time faculty are all active researchers and are successful in attracting major funding from industry, local and state-wide funding programs, and federal institutions such as the NIH, NSF and the DoD. Their research interests span advanced biomaterials, prosthetics and orthotics, microfluidic devices for diagnostics, nanotechnology for drug delivery, and cardiovascular devices, among others.

The BME Department, College of Engineering, and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.

More information about the SJSU BME Department can be found at:

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. earned in Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline with Ph.D. degree conferral no later than April 15, 2022.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to: (a) teaching and working with a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate (MS) students, (b) curricular innovation to complement and further advance the BME program, (c) laboratory development that enhances the quality of education and research, and (d) development of externally funded research programs and laboratory capabilities.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:

  • Research expertise in biomedical electronics, bioinstrumentation, bio imaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical device design and/or manufacturing, or other closely related areas.
  • Research focus on health equity with interests in addressing health outcomes disparities, including strategies to enhance public health and social welfare systems, developing alternative and less invasive therapies for those with a wide range of chronic diseases and/or disabilities, among other issues.
  • Extensive industry and/or academic research experience relevant to biomedical engineering.


  • Faculty in the BME Department are expected to have expertise in the subject matter of the classes or labs they teach. The regular teaching duties of the faculty include: (a) Developing all necessary course materials, (b) Delivering synchronous (online and in-person) and/or asynchronous (online) lectures for the assigned class, in accordance with standard SJSU practices, (c) Grading course assignments, examinations and project reports, (d) Enforcing academic policies in the assigned course, such as academic integrity violations and reporting these to the appropriate authorities, (e) Coordinating the activities of teaching assistants/graders who may have been assigned to the course, (f) Posting the final grades in a timely manner at the end of the semester, and (g) contributing to the regular assessment and continuous improvement of teaching effectiveness at both course and program levels.
  • Faculty are also expected to conduct teaching and research activities of the highest academic and professional caliber, while maintaining a student-centric approach at all times, thus contributing to the development of students as productive, responsible, and caring citizens of the world. This includes maintaining an active research lab that provides research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Participation in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees, academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students, and other service assignments.
  • The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Conditional Offer

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally
offered the position.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

(a) Letter of interest
(b) Curriculum Vitae
(c) Diversity statement discussing specific initiatives, strategies, activities that were accomplished and/or plan to accomplish to advance diversity, equity, and/or inclusion
(d) Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
(e) Research plans
(f) Three references with full name, position, affiliation, and contact information.

All statements – items (c), (d), and (e) – must be no more than two-pages in length, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins on all sides.

For full consideration, please upload your application by 5:00 p.m., December, 15, 2021 Pacific Standard Time.  Inquires may be directed to the Department Chair; Guna Selvaduray (

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Equal Employment Statement

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all SJSU employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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Last Updated Sep 13, 2021