Utah State University

Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 7 months ago(8/24/2022 1:43 PM)
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College of Engineering
Biological Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with Experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Biological Engineering at Utah State University seeks applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level. One of the positions is expected to focus on computational modeling/simulations of cellular/molecular-level processes, while the other is open to any biological engineering research areas. Candidates must have an earned PhD in Biological Engineering or a related engineering discipline. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the potential for, or a strong record of, externally funded research, publications, teaching competency, and professional leadership.


Candidates are expected to build a rigorous program of funded innovative research with potential for collaborations in a small but growing department as well as across the college and university. Candidates are also expected 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 January 1, 2023.


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:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to collaborate with existing biological engineering faculty on externally funded projects.
  • Post-doctoral or relevant industrial experience.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Curriculum Vitae to be uploaded under Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter summarizing motivation, qualifications, experience, and career goals.
  3. A concise statement of up to three pages that conveys your vision of how your proposed research program will: 1) address specific topical areas in biological engineering, 2) complement existing Biological Engineering departmental research, and 3) integrate with other interdisciplinary research/faculty collaborators at USU.
  4. A two-page teaching statement that explains your approach to teaching and briefly describes existing or new Biological Engineering courses you would like to teach or develop.
  5. A one-page statement addressing how your cultural, experiential, and/or academic background would contribute to USU’s mission of equity and inclusion.
  6. Two of your most relevant peer-reviewed journal article publications.
  7. Names and contact information of at least three professional references (we will only solicit reference letters from final candidates).

Documents #2-6 should be uploaded under Other Documents 1-10


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience, plus 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.
For additional information on USU, the department, please consult:

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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


*updated 11/2022


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