Utah State University

Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/5/2022 11:27 AM)
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College of Engineering
Biological Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience, with excellent benefits


The Department of Biological Engineering at Utah State University seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have an earned PhD in Biological Engineering or a related engineering discipline. The ideal candidate must demonstrate potential for, or a strong record of, externally funded research, publications, teaching competency, and professional leadership. Candidates are expected to build a vigorous program of funded innovative research with potential for collaborations in a small but growing department, college and university and to be an excellent teacher at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. This is an academic-year (9 month) term-appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022.


Successful candidates will:
• Conduct research and other scholarly activities, including the pursuit of a strong externally funded research program
• Effectively teach core undergraduate courses in the department and upper division/graduate courses
• Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research activities
• Participate in department, university and community service


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD in biological engineering or a related engineering discipline from an accredited university.
  2. Evidence of established or emerging research area(s) with potential for extramural support and publication.
  3. Record of success or potential for effective teaching and mentoring.
  4. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to collaborate with existing biological engineering faculty on externally funded projects.
  2. Post-doctoral or relevant industrial experience.
  3. Capability for computation/modeling of cellular/molecular-level processes.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Research Statement: A concise statement of up to three pages that conveys your vision of how your proposed research program will:

   a) address speciific topical areas in biological engineering

   b) complement existing BENG department research

   c) integrate with other interdisciplinary research/faculty collaborators at USU.

4) Teaching Philosophy: A two-page teaching statement that explains your approach to teaching and briefly describes existing or new BENG courses you would like to teach or develop.

5) Two of your most relevane peer-reviewed journal article pucblications 

6) Names and contact information of at least three professional references (we will only solicit reference letters from final candidates)


Documents 2-5 should be uploaded and clearly labeled under Documents 1-10 in the Candidate Profile


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based on experience, with excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

USU Biological Engineering has about 200 undergraduates, 25 Masters and PhD students, and 10 faculty members. USU is located in a spectacular Rocky Mountain valley that offers year-round recreation which is located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, a major metropolitan center.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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