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Tenure Track Position - Mechanical Engineering for health applications

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the State University of New York at Binghamton invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in Fall 2024. The department is interested in applying fundamental engineering principles in health applications. Areas of interest include but are not limited to

  • Mechanics of soft and biological materials; manufacturing for healthcare (additive, self-assembly, self-healing, stimuli-responsive, biomanufacturing, etc.); polymer composites for biomedical usage.
  • Soft robotics supporting healthcare and rehabilitation technologies; prosthetics; surgical robots; motion planning; haptics, and nonlinear control.
  • Fluid transport in the human body (e.g., blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and mucus); thermal science in medicine, and artificial intelligence enhanced biosensors for healthcare monitoring and disease diagnostics.

The ME Department has a diverse group of faculty members working on a variety of biomedical and healthcare related research problems. This includes research on acoustic sensors for hearing assistance, self-powered devices for monitoring biomedical implants, fluid dynamics modeling of transport in the brain and cardiovascular systems, mechanical models of fetal brain development, and cellular mechanics. All of this research is conducted in collaboration with other departments within Watson, Upstate Medical University, and other leading Universities. We seek to accelerate our research activities in this area by hiring a new faculty member who will contribute to our goal of establishing a Mechanical Engineering for Healthcare Innovation research cluster.

Binghamton University is an R1 public research university and has a large and growing research portfolio in battery technology, advanced manufacturing, electronics packaging, pharmaceutical sciences, healthcare and therapies, and sustainability. Candidates are encouraged to review initiatives supported by the State and University Sponsored Research Centers.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 25 faculty members, with undergraduate and graduate enrollments of approximately 400 and 125 students, respectively. In the pursuit of academic diversity and inclusive excellence, Watson College strives to cultivate an equity-minded STEM community that addresses and eliminates exclusionary systems and practices and promotes innovation and academic success for all students, faculty and staff. We do this by creating and sustaining learning environments where differences and similarities are valued and respected, and all students, faculty and staff, especially women and underrepresented groups, are included and empowered to excel in engineering education. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional information about the Mechanical Engineering Department at Binghamton University can be found online at:



Candidates must have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. The candidate will be expected to develop a research program capable of securing competitive external research funding. Candidates must also have a potential for quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in mechanical engineering.


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research plans, (4) a statement of teaching interests, (5) a diversity statement that describes your experience and/or vision for teaching a diverse population of students, including first generation students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and international students, and how this would contribute to enhancing the diversity and climate of the department, college and university, (6) a maximum of three most significant publications, and (7) a list of at least three professional references, including address, e-mail and telephone number. Applications received by March 14, 2024, will receive full consideration. The search will remain open until appointments have been made. The State University of New York and Binghamton University are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


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