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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 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.

We invite applications from candidates knowledgeable in biomedical engineering, and will focus on a candidate’s promise and/or track record during the review process. Candidates with interest in Neuroengineering as detailed below, are especially encouraged to apply:

Neuroengineering.  Areas of interest include but are not limited to: next generation neural interfaces; next-generation optogenetics, neuromorphic computing, complex large-scale and multi-scale modeling for reverse engineering the brain; data-based modeling of neural systems, multi-neuronal dynamic interactions, and plasticity; design of cognitive neuroprostheses; and bioelectronic devices for medical applications.  We are interested in candidates at any rank.

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 closely related to Biomedical Engineering 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, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, and the Health, Technology, and Engineering (HTE@USC) program. 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 on-line at the faculty application website by Dec 30, 2018: 

 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 ( 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.