The University of Washington Department of Bioengineering is seeking a dynamic leader for the full-time position of Professor and Chair.

This tenured position leads a research-intensive faculty in research, education, service, and translation. The department is administered through the College of Engineering and the top ranked UW School of Medicine and the Chair reports to Deans from both units. Duties include faculty recruitment and development, advancement, and administrative and financial oversight.

The department includes 44 teaching and research faculty, over 90 adjunct and affiliate faculty, 176 graduate students, 177 undergraduates and 49 post-doctoral fellows. Major research themes include 1) biomaterials and regenerative medicine, 2) molecular and cellular engineering, 3) global technology for expanding access to healthcare, 4) instrumentation, imaging and image-guided therapy, and 5) systems, synthetic and quantitative biology. Extramural research awards average $24M per year comprising about 75% of total department spending. We lead the UW in the patents and licenses produced and have a successful translational research program to foster bench-to-bedside research translation. Our educational programs are consistently ranked in the top ten by US News and World Report and our esteemed faculty include five members of the National Academy of Engineering, among other honors.  For more information about the program, please visit our website:

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD or equivalent and will have leadership experience including faculty development/mentoring and committee leadership; experience with research translation and/or fund raising is ideal. Further, the candidates will be recognized internationally for scholarly impact in his/her field and have a strong record of research funding. A proven track record mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and post docs as well as class room teaching is also a requirement. In addition to a competitive compensation and startup package, the chair will be eligible to hold the prestigious Simpson Endowed Chair of Biomedical Engineering.

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The University of Washington is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.