POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Materials Science and Engineering Program in the College of Arts and Sciences; higher rank may be considered for candidates with extensive experience. The program seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in biomedical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline who is committed toteachingexcellenceandtomaintaininganactiveresearchprograminvolvingundergraduates. Thisappointmentcarriesaninitialtwo-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2020/2021 academic year, August 24, 2020.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in the area of biomedical engineering or a closely related engineering/science discipline by August 24, 2020. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship will be considered an asset.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and the ability to establish a research program in biomedical engineering that involves undergraduates is required. A research program that can utilize the resources of the Materials Science and Engineering Center (described below) or is aligned with UW-Eau Claire’s research partnership with the Mayo Clinic Health System may be considered an asset. Prior teaching experience in biomedical engineering or an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering may be considered an asset. The ability to bring diverse cultural and ethnic experiences and perspectives to the campus and to serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities may be considered an asset.
DUTIES: Instructional responsibilities include both lower division undergraduate courses (with labs) and upper division undergraduate courses that are aligned with the faculty member’s background and expertise. Teaching responsibilities will also include developing and teaching new undergraduate courses in biomedical engineering. Faculty are expected to establish and maintain a vibrant, externally funded research program involving undergraduate students. Healthcare-related research projects can access funding through the UW- Eau Claire – Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) research collaboration. Through the MCHS partnership, faculty can also receive reassignment time for research and apply for research affiliate and adjunct faculty status with the Mayo Clinic. Additional responsibilities will include advising students in the biomedical engineering major as well as service through committee work and outreach activities.
THE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM: Biomedical Engineering is a new interdisciplinary program, designed for ABET accreditation. It has grown out of the Materials Science and Engineering Program, which includes about 60 declared majors and graduates 10-15 students per year. The MS&E program currently is composed of 5 faculty and two staff scientists. The program strives to provide quality undergraduate education to students with a variety of educational goals.
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING CENTER: The mission of the Materials Science and Engineering Center is to advance the production and dissemination of scholarly research in the field of materials science, to promote interactions among faculty researchers with local industries and the community, provide research experiences for undergraduate collaborators to enhance their education, and facilitate collaborations between faculty in various science and engineering disciplines. The Materials Science and Engineering Center has an array of characterization methods, including a 200 keV TEM, SEM, AFM, XPS, XRF, FTIR, XRD, HR-ICPMS, SAN, TGA, DSC, fluorimeter, metallographic confocal microscope, rapid scanning confocal microscope, Raman spectrometer, nanoindenter, tensile tester and metallurgical lab. The Center has the ability to add instrumentation capabilities as needs arise. Healthcare-related research projects can access resources provided by the institutional research collaboration with the Mayo Clinic.
UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a primarily undergraduate, regional university with a student enrollment of 11,500 and 1,200 faculty and staff. As the UW System’s only Center of Excellence for Faculty & Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration, faculty and students regularly work side-by-side on original research. The university was also recognized in 2016 by the Council on Undergraduate Research as the top master’s level university in the nation for undergraduate research. Described as Wisconsin’s most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin’s largest city. The scenic surrounding countryside provides for seasonal sports, camping, biking and other recreational activities. Located at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Eau Claire has also drawn national attention for its growing music & arts festivals, evening concerts, and a newly-opened performing arts center (the Pablo Center at the Confluence). The community is friendly and affordable with employment opportunities for family members and outstanding schools for children.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the “Click here to Register” link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.” Click the link to the Materials Science and Engineering Program: Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering position (Job ID # 16020) and then click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format: