Employment Opportunities



    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Whiting School of Engineering are seeking an exceptional individual to lead the Department of Biomedical Engineering who is dedicated to discovery and innovation in research and teaching and who demonstrates outstanding leadership abilities. The Department currently has 45 faculty, 238 graduate students and 26 postdocs, and nearly 500 undergraduates. In addition to its role in undergraduate, graduate and medical education, the Department of Biomedical Engineering conducts outstanding multidisciplinary research and teaching in diverse areas, ranging from genomics, biomedical imaging, incorporating new technologies in every modality, and multi-disciplinary collaboration with clinical experts to the broader integration of creating new knowledge and technology to new methods for measuring the expression of proteins in cells and tissues and mapping protein-protein interactions for learning about disease mechanisms. Additionally, the Department has considerable strength in emerging multidisciplinary areas that study the dynamics of medicine and biotechnology.

    The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent and will have academic credentials appropriate for appointment at the rank of full professor. The successful applicant must share the Department’s unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality and respect for and inclusion of individuals of diverse backgrounds.

    Applicants are requested to submit the following: curriculum vitae; letter of application; a statement of the applicant’s vision, administrative philosophy, leadership experiences and qualifications.

    Application materials should be sent either electronically (pdf format) or through the mail by July 1, 2016 to:

    Biomedical Engineering Search
    c/o Sheri Green
    Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering
    Wyman Park Building, 4th Floor
    3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD  21218
    Email: bmesearch@jhu.edu

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



  • The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Civil Engineering seeks applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at all levels and across all areas of Civil Engineering. While emphasis is in the areas of Structural and Systems Engineering with particular interest in infrastructure resilience, all qualified applicants in any area of Civil Engineering will be considered.

    The Department of Civil Engineering has 10 faculty whose research broadly covers the areas of Structures, Systems, and Mechanics of Materials. Current enrollments in the Department are approximately 50 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students, the majority of which are Ph.D. candidates. The department maintains laboratories and major facilities for research. Strong links to JHU institutes and centers such as the Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the Center for Integrated Structures-Materials Modeling and Simulation, the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, and the Cold-formed Steel Research Consortium expand the footprint of the Department both within and outside of the University. More information about the Department of Civil Engineering can be found at http://www.ce.jhu.edu.

    The Whiting School of Engineering comprises over 200 full time tenure-track, research, and teaching-track faculty in nine academic programs with a total annual research budget of over $100 million. Research partnerships with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Applied Physics Laboratory, Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences make the Whiting School of Engineering a unique research and educational environment. Student enrollment exceeds 1800 at the undergraduate level with over 1000 full time MS and PhD students. The Engineering for Professionals program enrolls over 2000 part time continuing education students and is the largest program of its kind in the country.

    Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field by the time their appointment begins. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of outstanding independent research and excellence in teaching, professional service and translation. Applications at all levels will be considered; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, three recent publications, and complete contact information for at least three references. Applications must be made on-line at https://apply.interfolio.com/38237.

    Candidates applying for associate or full professor positions should not provide any information for references. Candidates applying for the position of Assistant Professor should provide names and contact information of at least three (3) references. Review of applications will begin in November 2016.  While candidates who complete their applications by December 15, 2016 will receive full consideration, the Department will consider exceptional applicants at any time.

    The Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

    The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering are committed to building a diverse educational environment.








  • The newly created Mechanical Engineering Department Head position will be only the second in the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Dean and ME faculty are committed to providing the resources and support that will allow the Department to dramatically advance its mission. Moving the Departmental leadership from Chair of the Department to Head of the Department signifies the increased responsibility for achieving the Departmental aspirations described in this document and the increased scope of responsibility for faculty, staff, and students, financial resources, research and scholarship, and fund raising and alumni relations. The position offers a unique leadership opportunity and will require the majority of the individual’s time, energy, and commitment; the ability and willingness to make this commitment will be critical for advancement in the following areas.

    Expanding the overall research program of the Department is expected to be an important priority for the new Head. The Department Head’s role will include promoting research collaborations across the institution, developing incentive programs for new research endeavors, and recruiting, developing, and retaining faculty who will thrive in Hopkins’ rich intellectual and entrepreneurial research environment. The new Head will work to enhance and expand diversity at all levels in the department.

    Whiting attracts substantial numbers of the very best students at all levels and the Head will create opportunities for curricula review and development, work with leaders within the department to expand popular programs (bachelors and masters level offerings), and better link student experiences with future employment opportunities.

    Connections with industry can be further enhanced with greater attention on applications of discoveries. The new Head will work with the university’s technology commercialization program, faculty and students, and industry partners. S/he will also work closely with the school’s  Development and Alumni Affairs leaders to increase philanthropic support.


    The new Head will be an exceptional and proven leader who can lead in a shared governance environment and inspire and collaborate with faculty, staff, and students. S/he will have a dossier that includes a strong track record of scholarship, teaching and evidence of a passionate commitment to research, discovery, and application. The new Head will have strong skills for mentoring junior faculty and will promote the interests of the entire department. Fundraising experience is preferred.

    Education and Qualifications:

    • An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or related field, and a record deserving appointment as tenured full professor at the Johns Hopkins University;
    • Recognized leader in his/her respective field of engineering with a distinguished national and international reputation for research and education; appointment is expected to be at the level of tenured full Professor.
    • Excellent communication skills in both internal and external interactions;
    • A strong commitment to diversity at all levels among faculty, students, and staff, and
    • Three or more years of leadership experience within a complex research environment.

    The best candidates will also have many of the following capabilities, and personal attributes:

    • Strong budgetary and operational skills;
    • A collegial, problem-solving style based on personal integrity and ethics, professional confidence, and excellent relationship management skills;
    • Nuanced judgment and personal maturity; and
    • A participatory leadership style that models the values of service, initiative, and collaboration.

    For more information about Johns Hopkins University, the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, view the full position listing here.

    Questions? Please contact Prof. Kevin Hemker, Search Committee Chair, at hemker@jhu.edu.

    Please send nominations and applications to:

    Nicholas Brill and Jennifer McDonough
    Brill Neumann Associates
    Email: JohnsHopkinsME@brillneumann.com

    The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering are committed to building a diverse educational environment, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug free, smoke free workplace.

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