Stevens Institute of Technology - Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science

April 5, 2021

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science (SES) at Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). Serving a renewable five-year term and reporting to the SES Dean, the Chair will be appointed as a full-time tenured faculty member in BME, exceptionally qualified individuals may hold an endowed professorship during their term(s) as Chair. The Chair will be a member of the Dean’s leadership team. A commitment to creating a climate in the department where students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds can thrive is essential.

Department of Biomedical Engineering – BME is one of the nine vibrant departments in SES. BME is a key player in one of the six foundational pillars in Stevens’ 10-year Strategic Plan and is poised for significant expansion. The newly constructed Gateway Academic Center, which will house a state-of-the-art tissue engineering research laboratory, is a recent example. For more information, visit the department’s website. BME has expanded steadily since becoming its own department three years ago and is poised for significant growth. The new department Chair will have the opportunity to fill several open faculty lines and will continue to shape the department’s faculty by stewarding department-level promotion and tenure activities.

Stevens Institute of Technology – The Innovation University – is a premier private research university with a 55-acre hilltop campus situated in an ideal location directly across the Hudson River from New York City. Since its founding in 1870, technological innovation has always been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research. Within the university’s three schools and one college, approximately 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate closely with faculty in an interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial environment. SES is the largest of the four schools at Stevens, comprising over 70% of the total student population, and is ranked among the Top 25 STEM Colleges by Forbes.

QualificationsThe Chair will hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline and have a record of success and leadership in research and education. Qualifications should be commensurate with appointment as a Full professor. Faculty experience and familiarity with academic administration are also required.

To Apply – The School of Engineering & Science has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support the recruitment of this position. Craig Smith, Partner, and Jeff Stafford, Senior Associate, are managing the search. Applicants are invited to email a PDF containing their CV and a brief letter describing their interest and qualifications in research, education, diversity, equity and inclusion to Jeff Stafford via Jeffrey.stafford@opuspartners.net. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should be sent to the same address. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Proof of conferred degree and a background check will be required at the time of hire.

Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students, faculty and staff of all races and genders. It is an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies and strongly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.