Assistant Professor - Appointment Stream

Faculty, Appointment (Non-tenure) Stream

Consistently ranked among the top graduate programs in the country, the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering ( has launched an initiative to advance our (non-thesis) Professional Master’s Programs. We want to build on the success of our MS programs in Medical Product Engineering and focused curriculum on Neural Engineering by establishing additional MS and certificate programs that prepare our graduates for careers in the industry. We invite applications for a Director of Master’s Program through an Assistant Professor, position appointment stream. Qualified individuals will have a Ph.D., MBA, or comparable terminal degree, and over 10 years of experience in the medical product industry in a project or program management capacity. Prior experience in developing educational programs in the industry is desirable.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing programmatic and strategic leadership, and assuming broad responsibility including fiscal management of all Professional graduate programs in the Department; developing a vision for and leading the expansion of appropriate programs that incorporate enrollment from medical students and residents from clinical departments; building relationships and networks with the technology industry outside of the University of Pittsburgh; and enhancing the educational curriculum and professional development resources for students as needed for each program. The Director will also oversee marketing and recruitment for the professional programs; manage admissions, orientation, enrollment, graduation, and alumni engagement; and implement processes for benchmarking, data tracking, and metrics for success. The Director will receive dedicated professional administrative support.

Located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh provides a rich environment for interdisciplinary education, strengthened through its affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and industry partners. The Center for Medical Innovation (, the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (, and the Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data ( offer innovation and translation opportunities.

Interested applicants should apply to requisition number 23002271 at Pitt Talent Center by visiting Interested individuals should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete CV, (3) a vision statement for our Professional programs, and (4) names and complete contact information of at least four references. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 31, 2023. However, applications will be reviewed as they are received and therefore, early submission is highly encouraged.

The Department of Bioengineering is fully committed to a diverse academic environment, and we place high priority on identifying female and underrepresented minority candidates.

 Interested individuals should submit: (1) cover letter, (2) complete current CV, (3) vision statement for our Professional programs, and (4) names and complete contact information of at least four references. 

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