Assistant Professor in Biomaterials

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commensurate with experience
Oct 28, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Contract Type
Organization Type

The College of Engineering at North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Biomaterials. The home department will depend on the research background of the selected candidate. The College of Engineering has strengths in biomedical engineering in the area of tissue engineering, multiscale modeling of biological materials and biomaterials, biomechanics, and therapeutic sensor design. We seek a candidate who will complement the expertise of the materials-focused faculty within the College and throughout the NDSU campus and expand departmental opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor.  

Minimum Qualifications

· An earned Ph.D. in engineering or applied science field with a focus on biomaterials, regenerative medicine, or closely related discipline

· Specialization in the area of tissue engineering of hard and soft tissues.

· Evidence of excellent research, including a strong publication record.

· Evidence of potential for excellent teaching.

· Effective oral and written communication skills.

· Commitment to working with and teaching diverse groups, including women and minorities.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience with biomaterials applications in hard tissue regeneration and cancer biology

· Undergraduate and graduate teaching experience

· Evidence of successful grant writing and research funding

Candidates will be expected to engage in the instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses in the home department in the College of Engineering; enhance the 'department's graduate curriculum; establish and maintain a nationally competitive, independent research program; advise M.S. and Ph.D. students; and actively engage in service and outreach to the profession, university, and the state. Information about the College of Engineering can be found at In addition, the successful candidate will participate in the Center for Cellular Biointerfaces in Science and Engineering, a NSF EPSCoR funded center focused on interfaces between biological tissue and engineered biomaterials in the context of cancer metastasis (

North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. It is the 'state's land-grant institution, and a Carnegie Classified Higher Research Activity research university. NDSU has almost 11,000 undergraduates and over 1,900 graduate students pursuing degrees in one of eight colleges. The College of Engineering has over 2,400 students pursuing degrees five departments namely Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, Civil, Construcuction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Imdustrial Engineering and management and mechanical engineering. Faculty in CoE also participate in interdisciplinary programs such as Materials and Nanotechnology and Biomedical Engineering.

Interested candidates should submit an application package that includes a cover letter describing their background, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, diversity inclusion statement, and names and contact information for at least three professional references to Appropriate background checks are required. General correspondence regarding this position should be sent to Dr. Kalpana Katti (  Review of applications for the position will begin December 15th 2021, and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received after December 15th 2021, will be considered at the discretion of the search committee. The anticipated start date for the position is January 2022 to summer/fall 2022. 

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.