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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position - Medical Imaging

Duke University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Durham, North Carolina (US)
Closing date
19 Nov 2023

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Biomedicine, Engineering
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

The Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering (Duke BME) in the Pratt School of Engineering is seeking applicants for one Tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the broad area of medical imaging. Early career researchers doing innovative work in all areas of medical imaging are encouraged to apply. Broadly defined areas of interest include the development of new imaging modalities at all length scales, ranging from the nanoscale to the whole human body and their application to problems of significant medical or biological interest. Specific technical areas of interest include novel ultrasound imaging, diagnostic imaging systems, computational imaging, image processing, sensor design, image-guided therapy, functional and molecular imaging, and super-resolution imaging, though all applicants with skills and research interests that fall within the broad definition of the scope of this search will be given full consideration.


Information on the cutting edge, multidisciplinary research and teaching in Duke BME can be found at We consistently rank among the top undergraduate and graduate programs in the field. Through its faculty and graduates, we are a driving force in creating engineering knowledge and novel biomedical technology that improve the human condition through the advancement of clinical care and biomedical science. Duke BME is within walking distance of Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University Hospital—one of the best medical schools and hospitals in the country. We work closely with medical professionals to identify important clinical problems that impact human health and solve them using our technical expertise. We engage motivated and talented students in the classroom, laboratory and clinic, imparting to them the spirit of our mission as we prepare them for future careers as effective, knowledgeable, and ethical leaders in corporate, professional, and academic communities.


Duke University and the Department of Biomedical Engineering are strongly committed to advancing inclusive excellence throughout our research, teaching, and service activities. A diverse faculty – defined broadly as representing a wide range of identities, lived experiences, and perspectives – is a prerequisite for excellence and is essential to driving innovation within our scholarly community. To achieve these goals, it is essential that all members of the community feel valued and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community are expected to uphold these values, and we seek to hire faculty who are passionate about increasing the participation and success of individuals from all different backgrounds and communities.


Interested candidates should submit the following by November 15th, 2023:

  • cover letter (with contact information);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • research statement (no more than 3 pages) that includes a description of past research accomplishments, plans for future research, and experience and approach to mentoring and supporting a diverse and inclusive research environment;
  • teaching statement (no more than 3 pages) describing teaching philosophy, previous experiences, future plans for teaching, and experience and approach to fostering an inclusive learning and mentoring environment for students; and
  • list of three references who will provide letters on behalf of the candidate.


Applicants should have an earned doctorate in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or a related field. 


Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received by November 15th, 2023 will receive priority attention.  All applications received past this date will be considered until the position is filled.


Do you have questions about the search?  We can help – please send questions via email to the search committee chair Dr. Junjie Yao at


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.




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