Careers in BME

Job Openings

The University of Southern California, one of the nation’s top research universities, invites applications for tenure-track positions in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. We seek outstanding faculty candidates for positions at any rank. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Outstanding senior applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership, and whose past activities document a commitment to issues involving the advancement of women in science and engineering may also be considered for the Lloyd Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair, which is supported by the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program endowment.

Applications are invited from candidates knowledgeable in biomedical engineering and will be assessed based on the candidate’s track record and/or promise. Positions are open at all ranks and in any of the department’s four core thematic areas, including but not limited to the topics listed:

  • Devices/Imaging: diagnostic imaging & therapeutics; functional & multimodality imaging; devices for neuro-modulation; multimodal diagnostics; wearable devices; deep learning for medical image analysis.
  • Mathematical/Computational Biosystems: model-based diagnostics; multi-scale disease modeling; machine learning for precision medicine; data-based dynamic modeling of physiological systems.
  • Neuroengineering: neural interfaces; optogenetics; neuromorphic computing; multi-neuronal dynamic interactions; motor control & learning; cognitive neuroprostheses.
  • Systems Cellular-Molecular Bioengineering: mechanobiology; regenerative engineering; genetic/genomic regulatory networks; synthetic biology; immunoengineering; personalized medicine.

We seek energetic individuals who will participate in the university’s research enterprise and engage with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates will establish a strong, externally funded, research program of national prominence while contributing to the core teaching mission of the department. An earned doctorate in a field related to the Department’s core strengths is required.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier of engineering schools in the world. It counts 189 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and is home to the Information Sciences Institute, two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, a Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers Research Center), and the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence, CREATE. Research expenditures typically exceed $200 million annually. The school is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies, and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Affiliation is also possible with an interdisciplinary research center comprised of scholars from across the university that focuses on the convergence of medicine and engineering in the development and application of neuroprosthetics.

To receive full consideration, candidates should apply online at the faculty application website by January 31, 2020. Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for suggested references. Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. Interested individuals who have questions are welcome to contact Dr. K. Kirk Shung, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering ( They are also encouraged to visit the website of the Department of Biomedical Engineering for details on current educational and research programs.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.