Dean - Biomedical Engineering

School/Institution:Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Shanghai

Discipline: Biomedical Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong

We invite nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). The School of BME at SJTU was founded in 2011, but the history of our BME program can be dated back to 1979, when the major of biomedical instrumentation was first established.

Our School is the first in China to have its BME program accredited by ABET. It has been consistently ranked among the top three in China by the Ministry of Education, based on national assessment conducted every five years.

Our undergraduate and graduate education programs encompass three major directions:

  • biomedical instrumentation;
  • nano, molecular and regenerative medicine
  • imaging, computational and systems biomedicine.

The School has about 100 full time faculty members and nearly 900 full time students, including over 600 graduate students. To promote interdisciplinary research and clinical translation, the School has led a number of well recognized collaborative centers of excellence, including the Med-X Research Institute, established to conduct clinically driven basic research and development, supported by joint research centers with top ranked hospitals in China.

We expect that the new Dean will bring exceptional leadership skills, energy and enthusiasm to bring the School to a new height. The candidate should have extensive experience in higher education and academic administration, a strong and innovative vision, and an established track record in multidisciplinary research and international collaboration.

Position profile

The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the School, expected to set the strategic vision and provide leadership in the School’s pursuit of its goals of providing high quality undergraduate and graduate education and research. Key to the responsibilities of this position, this leader will:

  • pursue innovative and strategic research directions;
  • recruit and maintain an excellent faculty;
  • create and support high quality educational programs;
  • attract excellent undergraduate and graduate students;
  • expand interdisciplinary research engagements and impacts nationally/ internationally;
  • enhance productive relationships with alumni, industries, and local, national, and international communities.

Candidate Qualifications

An earned doctorate, at the full professor level, a record of progressive and visionary academic leadership experience in higher education (i.e. department chair or research center director, etc.) are desired.

The ideal candidate should be an internationally recognized scholar with the desire, ability, and vision to sustain a leadership role within an organization that is in the forefront of developing new models for research and scholarship, undergraduate and graduate education.

Applications should include a CV and a cover letter that articulates the candidate’s interest and experience for the deanship at the School. These be emailed as a PDF document to before April 30 of 2022. Interested candidates could also send email to the above for any question. For more information, just check our website:

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