Multiple Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. Candidates will be considered at all academic ranks and across all areas of bioengineering. We seek individuals with a track record of achievement; high potential to develop an innovative, collaborative research program; and commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. The department believes that diversity and inclusivity enhance our mission to educate and empower the next generation of bioengineers, enabling development and translation of biology-based knowledge to address societal grand challenges.

All candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering, biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, or a closely related field. Senior candidates should be established investigators with a proven record of funding, peer-reviewed publications, and technical leadership. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to working with underrepresented groups through research, teaching, and mentorship are especially encouraged to apply.

Full position posting details are available online.

For best consideration, interested applicants should apply by December 15, 2019 through eTerp. Applicants should submit a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (CV),  3) research statement , 4) teaching statement, and 5) four references with contact details.

For more information, download the position flyer (PDF) and visit eTerp. Please direct any questions to

Full-Time Lecturer

Applications are invited for a full-time Lecturer position starting in August 2019. The Lecturer will serve as primary instructor of undergraduate bioengineering courses, including laboratory courses. The Lecturer will also be responsible for advising undergraduate students and will be expected to contribute in departmental service. A Ph.D. in bioengineering/biomedical engineering or closely related field is required. A record of outstanding teaching is also required, and teaching experience beyond the graduate teaching assistant level is preferred.
This non-tenure-track position will come with a competitive salary, full benefits package, and opportunities for professional growth.
The Fischell Department of Bioengineering is housed in the newly completed A. James Clark Hall. This 184,000 square-foot building is equipped with world-class research and educational facilities, including the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices. The building features state-of-the-art laboratories, student project design spaces, and modern classrooms. More information and a virtual tour of Clark Hall is viewable online
The Fischell Department of Bioengineering currently has 20 regular faculty (with plans to expand), 11 affiliate faculty members, and 17 staff members. With 475 undergraduate students, 85 graduate students and more than $14 million in research expenditures, the department is a core education and research unit at the University of Maryland and a key player in research collaborations around the Washington, D.C./Baltimore metropolitan region. The department has formal partnerships, for example, with the University of Maryland Medical Center, Children’s National Medical Center, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health. More information about the department is available online.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references to
The University of Maryland, College Park, subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Part-Time Adjunct Lecturers

Applications are invited for part-time adjunct Lecturers. We seek bioengineering professionals with an interest in teaching one or two courses a year for our Professional Master's Program in Bioengineering. We are currently in need of instructors that can teach the following list of courses though we are always looking for excellent instructors to teach any of our other Program courses, listed online.  
  • Gene Editing and Synthetic BIology*
  • Physiology for Bioengineers
  • Medical Imaging and Image Processing
  • Biomedical Device Development
A Ph.D. in bioengineering/biomedical engineering or closely related field is required. While a record of outstanding teaching and teaching experience beyond the graduate teaching assistant level is preferred, working professionals with an enthusiasm for teaching and experience training, mentoring, public speaking, and guest lecturing are also strongly encouraged to apply. We have a large population of online students, so comfort with online environments is also required. Training using our learning management system, Canvas, can be provided. 
This non-tenure-track position will come with a stipend on a per-course basis and is ineligible for health benefits. 
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references to by September 15, 2019.
*Ideally, an instructor for Gene Editing and Synthetic Biology would begin Fall 2019. If interested, please submit your application for teaching this course by August 2, 2019 to begin teaching August 26, 2019.
For more information, please view the position flyer (PDF).

Postdoctoral Associate: Synthetic Biology

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Associate position within the new Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices at the University of Maryland. This Institute is housed within brand new A. James Clark Hall on the College Park campus. The Institute has active collaborations with the FDA, Children’s National Medical Center, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, among many other Institutions.  The position is within the laboratory of William E. Bentley, whose research thrusts are broadly in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering with specific interests in redox-mediated metabolic control. Candidates will engineer biological networks, including those involving cell-cell signaling as well as those that interface with microelectronic devices. Duties include cloning vectors for recombinant protein expression and metabolic control.  Duties also include use of analytical instrumentation such as optical, fluorescence, and confocal microscopes, flow cytometer, plate reader, potentiostat, anaerobic chamber, and mass-spec, recording and documenting results, preparing research manuscripts, maintaining lab environment, and ordering supplies and materials.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. Experience with bacteria is a must and mammalian cell culture is a plus. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

The best consideration date for this position is August 5, 2019.

For more information on how to apply, please download the flyer (PDF).


There are no staff positions listed at this time.

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