Open Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Position

Fairfax, Virginia
Commensurate with education and experience.
November 12 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

George Mason University
Department of Bioengineering

Open Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Position

The George Mason University Department of Bioengineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position beginning Fall 2021. Exceptionally strong senior candidates may also be considered, and must have an established record of outstanding research, demonstrated funding, and excellent teaching. Such candidates may be eligible for tenured Associate Professor or Professor positions. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; develop an independent, externally funded research program; advise students; participate in all aspects of the department’s mission; and serve the profession.

Specific duties

  • Establishing a competitive research program in his/her area(s) of expertise; 
  • Developing and/or continuing multidisciplinary collaborations; 
  • Satisfying teaching and service requirements consistent with the department policies;
  • Collaborations within and beyond Mason, or as part of initiatives and cooperative ventures.

Required Qualifications
Candidates must have earned a PhD in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related field to apply for this position. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research with the potential to establish an independent research program. Candidates should also be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with relevant postdoctoral experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: biomedical imaging and devices, computational biomedical engineering, biomaterials and nanomedicine, neurotechnology and computational neuroscience. Exceptionally strong senior candidates with outstanding records will be considered for a tenured appointment.

About the Department
The Department of Bioengineering ( was established in 2010, and has rapidly grown to 13 full-time faculty and over 250 students in its BS, MS and PhD programs. The current research and educational focus areas are biomedical imaging and devices, computational biomedical engineering, biomaterials and nanomedicine, neurotechnology and computational neuroscience. Newly constructed teaching and research facilities were opened in 2018. Bioengineering faculty conduct research funded by a number of federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with over $20 million in active research funding. Faculty in the Bioengineering department have active collaborations with local healthcare institutions including INOVA, Children’s National Medical Center, University of Maryland at Baltimore Medical Center, and National Rehabilitation Hospital as well as federal agencies and laboratories such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Naval Research Laboratory, NIH Clinical Center, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Bioengineering faculty also have several currently funded research projects in collaboration with other national and international institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Columbia University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of California at Los Angeles, Georgia State University, Helsinki University Medical Center, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, Brunel University, UK, University of Andres Bello, Chile, and Northwestern University.

Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here

The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. The school boasts more than 8,600 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 250 full-time faculty who comprise the School, 90 are tenured, 50 are tenure-track, 85 are instructional faculty, and 25 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $60 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The School highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public school system.

In conjunction with Amazon’s decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing, and George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA), a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate Mason’s already leading national position in computing and related areas.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F455AZ; at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a statement of professional goals including your perspective on teaching and research (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), a complete CV with publications, a statement on what diversity and inclusion means to you (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), and the names of three professional references. The review of applications will begin December 9, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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