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Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering

Close Date:
Open until filled.


The Department of Medical Engineering within the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in teaching and research in the broad area of medical engineering. We welcome candidates who are interested in applying engineering principles to therapeutic, diagnostic, and other translational medical areas with a strong intent to collaborate closely with non-Caltech clinical facilities and pursue practical and clinical applications.  We also welcome candidates who can leverage the strengths of Caltech's engineering program for medical research. Qualifications include a PhD in engineering or an appropriate science-related discipline. MD/PhDs with strong interest and/or background in engineering are also encouraged to apply.  

The review of applications will begin immediately but applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled. The term of the initial appointment at the Assistant Professor level is normally four years, with appointment contingent upon completion of the PhD degree in a relevant field.

Questions about the application process may be directed to

Instructions for Applicants

  1. All candidates are highly recommended to visit the Medical Engineering Website and find a good match with the vision of our department. Applications will be reviewed by the end of December 2016.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Fill out the application form.
  4. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to the first two recommenders and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  5. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • cover letter;
    • curriculum vitae;
    • a list of three to six persons for reference letters, with names, positions, places of employment, and e-mail addresses;
    • statement of research interests;
    • statement of teaching interests;
    • key publications;
    • copies of undergraduate and/or graduate transcript (optional).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4820 for assistance or contact