Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Thomas J. Linnemeier Guidant Foundation Chair

August 23, 2017

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is seeking highly qualified individuals to apply for the position of Department Chair and holder of the Thomas J. Linnemeier Guidant Foundation Chair in Biomedical Engineering, an endowed, tenured position at the rank of Professor.

This senior level leadership position within the School is intended for candidates who are dedicated to the advancement of undergraduate and graduate education, have a distinguished record of research and professional accomplishment, have strong leadership and management abilities, and a steadfast commitment to faculty governance. This is an outstanding opportunity to impact the future direction of the department and its programs with the potential to guide the department’s ascension to among the premier departments of its kind in the nation.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in engineering or a related discipline and a well-documented research career evidenced by significant publications and extramural research funding. The search encourages applications from not only well-established Professors but also from rapidly progressing Associate Professors whose work would merit promotion to Professor. The incumbent’s research would have a primary application in an established area of biomedical engineering such as biomaterials, biomechanics, or bioinstrumentation. Other areas in BME will be considered.  Besides leading and managing the department, the successful candidate will be expected to establish a state-of-the-art research program in collaboration with the Indiana University School of Medicine, also on the IUPUI campus.  Major institutes and centers at IUPUI include the Biomechanics and Biomaterials Research Center, the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, the Simon Cancer Center, the Krannert Institute of Cardiology, and the Stark Neurosciences Institute.  A qualified candidate may be offered joint appointments in both engineering and medicine.  A more complete description of BME at IUPUI is available at

The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI has 7 academic departments with an extensive undergraduate and graduate degree portfolio, including numerous CAC, EAC, and ETAC of ABET accredited B.S programs. The School has over 3,500 students, including approximately 500 graduate students pursuing either M.S. or Ph.D. programs. More information about the School is available at 

The IUPUI campus has approximately 30,000 students and over 200 degree programs with annual research expenditures totaling over $300M. IUPUI has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for five consecutive years. More information about IUPUI is available at

Applications must include a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Apply for this position at Applications are welcome until the position is filled. IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer and affords reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.