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Requisition ID:  11818

Dane A. Miller Head and Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Purdue University is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Dane A. Miller Head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. Purdue’s Biomedical Engineering (BME) program started as a research center focused on medical device innovations in 1974, and in 1998 developed into the first new engineering academic department at Purdue in over 40 years. In 2001, the BME department became the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, the first named school in Purdue Engineering. Today, the Weldon School has grown to over 500 students, 30 primary faculty, 30 affiliated faculty, 1500 program alumni, with 100,000 ftof laboratory space, $15 million of annual extramural funding, and an MD/PhD program with Indiana University School of Medicine.  The Weldon School has a long history of excellence and collaboration with industry to bring impactful innovations in healthcare from research to patient use. Our fundamental research, education, and translation missions have resulted in 100 US patents, $30 million in licensing royalties, 25 start-up companies, and extramural funding from NIH, NSF, DOD and other sources, impacting 3 million patients worldwide and providing a unique and diverse experiential learning environment for both undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to be a part of the Purdue community, the fifth most innovative university in America by US News & World Report. They will also lead the Weldon School as the leader in translational medicine and biomedical engineering while advancing the diversity of the School’s outstanding students, faculty, and staff.

Job Summary

We seek a visionary leader with superior interpersonal and communications skills; a collaborative mindset; experience in administrative/resource management, team building and mentoring, building relationships with faculty, staff, students, alumni and industry partners; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Successful applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or related discipline and meet the qualifications for appointment at the full professor level with tenure, as evidenced by a substantial record of independent and peer reviewed research, scholarly work, teaching, and professional service.

The successful candidate will have a distinguished record as an educator and as a collaborator with clinical and industry partners on research at the intersection of engineering and medicine that demonstrates an understanding of the current needs and future direction of the biomedical engineering profession and will teach as appropriate.

College and University


The Weldon School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is one of the largest and top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (7th for graduate programs, 3rd for online graduate engineering programs, and 9th for undergraduate programs per USWNR, 2020) and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting Purdue Engineering Initiatives (PEI's), and facilities. In addition, Purdue University has launched the Integrative Data Science Initiative. Our vision is to be at the forefront of advancing Data Science-enabled research and education by tightly coupling theory, discovery, and applications while providing students with an integrated, Data Science-fluent campus ecosystem.

Application Process

Submit application to this site including a full curriculum vitae, names and contact information of four references, a separate statement that includes perspectives on curriculum innovation, and multi-disciplinary research, and provides examples of new program(s) they have previously initiated and completed, and that encompass their vision for the Weldon School. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021, and will continue until position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. Nominations and questions about the position can be addressed to Michael Ladisch, Chair, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Head Search Committee at BMEHeadSearch@purdue.edu.


Purdue is an ADVANCE institution http://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/. Purdue University’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services.


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women,

individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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