Biomedical Engineering Educator Community (BEEC) Virtual Conference

Greetings to all,

I hope you are all enjoying (or close to enjoying) the winter break. I wanted to announce the date for our 1st BEEC Virtual Conference to be held on January 16th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm (EST). We have our website up with the most recent information about the conference (LINK). The meeting overview is below :

  •  Sharing teaching assignments, projects, and techniques in a lightning talk format (1 slide/3 minutes).
    • Will include brief discussions in groups.
  • Senior teaching faculty panel on career development and advice.
  • Group discussions on strategies for funding and publication in BME education research or programmatic/course design.

Registration: 1st BEEC Virtual Registrastion Link

Please share this with colleagues and peers in teaching-focused positions. You can forward this e-mail or send them my e-mail address (above). 

We will also have a keynote, but more details about that later. The goal of this meeting (and group) is to build a community of practice and share our combined knowledge to better further BME education!


Alexis Ortiz-Rosario, PhD

Pronouns: He, Him, His
Assistant Professor of Practice
College of Engineering Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
408 Bevis Hall, 1080 Carmack Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-688-1776


NSF funded research study on active learning


As part of an NSF-funded research study, we are looking for college-level instructors to help us test a survey about faculty use of active learning.

Subject: Active learning survey pilot with drawing for $100 Amazon gift cards

Participation involves completing a short survey:  The survey is 6 questions and will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards.

If you have any questions, please email Maura Borrego at

Thank you,

Maura Borrego

Pronouns: she/her/hers

William J. Murray, Jr. Fellowship in Engineering

Director, Center for Engineering Education

Professor, Mechanical Engineering and STEM Education

The University of Texas at Austin

University of Pennsylvania: Full-time Lecturer in Bioengineering


The Bioengineering Department at the University of Pennsylvania seeks applicants for one full-time lecturer position. Responsibilities will be teaching duties in biomedical signals and systems analysis, medical devices, and engineering design instruction. In addition, the position includes some advising and administration in the department’s undergraduate program. A description of the courses offered in the undergraduate program can be found through this link:

The position will be on a 12-month basis with successive one-year re-appointments possible and a limit of four consecutive appointments, based on an annual review and the department’s needs. After four consecutive appointments lecturers can be considered for a senior lecturer position. Qualified candidates may also be offered a senior lecturer position.


A Ph.D. in bioengineering, another relevant engineering or science discipline and a commitment to undergraduate education are required; previous teaching experience preferred.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online at Applications must include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and names and contact information for three references.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Visiting Assistant Professor in BME at the University of Akron

The Biomedical Engineering Department at The University of Akron invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2020. The Visiting Assistant Professor position requires teaching required undergraduate courses within the department. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in enhancing student centered teaching activities and supporting courses with hand-on laboratory components. Individuals with experience in teaching core engineering disciplines (computer programming, modeling and simulation, transport, materials, mechanics, etc.) and relating engineering principles across multiple disciplinary areas are desirable. This non-tenure track, 9-month position may be considered for renewal.

Candidates should apply online to Job ID 12106.

Any questions about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, at

Visiting Lecturer of Biomedical Engineering – Purdue School of Engineering & Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applicants for a Visiting Lecturer position beginning Spring or Summer 2020. The Visiting Lecturer position requires teaching introductory lecture and laboratory sections of departmental courses such as biomechanics and biomeasurements. We are seeking educators interested in leading hands-on laboratories, providing resource support for all undergraduate BME laboratories, and assisting senior capstone teams with design related needs.

Application Details: To be considered, please submit your application electronically:  Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching, and contact information of three references.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in a relevant field with classroom laboratory experience in electrical circuits, mechanics, biology, and chemistry required. Computer skills and proficiency required including knowledge of MATLAB and LabView.

Biomedical Engineering at IUPUI:

Questions? Please contact search committee chair, Dr. Joseph Wallace (


Three Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Position at Union College

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering at Union College invites applications for a three year Visiting Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering position, beginning Fall 2020. A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates expecting to complete their doctoral thesis before September 2020 are also welcome to apply. Excellent candidates in all areas of Biomedical Engineering will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in biomechanics or biomaterials.

Union College ( is a small and highly selective undergraduate institution with particular strengths in science and engineering and committed to the creative integration of science and engineering with the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will have a deep commitment to undergraduate education, teaching and mentoring a diverse student body, research with undergraduate students, and fostering a collaborative environment among faculty and students.

Please find the ad for this position at, and follow the application submission instructions. Increasing diversity and inclusiveness is a critical priority for Union and we expect applicants to address how they can further this goal in their cover letter.  Applications should include a CV, a teaching statement, and a research statement. The teaching statement should include a reflection on the candidate’s teaching experience and ideas for how they might contribute to the diversity of educational experiences and offerings at Union College. The research statement should address how the candidate will include undergraduate students in their scholarly activities. Please provide names and contact information for three references when you complete the online application.  An email will be sent automatically requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system. Review of complete applications will begin January 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

About Union College

Union College is a small and highly selective undergraduate institution with a deep commitment to the creative integration of science and engineering with the humanities and social sciences. In 1845, Union College became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to offer a degree in engineering. We currently offer ABET-accredited degree programs in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Our programs emphasize close student-faculty interaction with opportunities to study abroad, perform hands-on undergraduate research, and minor in disciples ranging from theater and dance to history and economics.

Intent to nominate for BED awards

Each year, the Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) of the ASEE grants several awards at the annual ASEE conference, including the Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award and the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award.


Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award

The Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) of ASEE annually awards The Theo Pilkington Outstanding Educator award. This award is conferred by the division for significant contributions to biomedical engineering education as evidenced by the development of successful undergraduate or graduate level programs, curricula, publications as well as by membership and activities in ASEE/BED and other biomedical engineering organizations. The award consists of a commemorative plaque and a check for $350.  This award recognizes the contribution of Theo C. Pilkington as a true pioneer in Biomedical Engineering who contributed significantly to the advancement of Biomedical Engineering Education.


Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award

This award is conferred by the Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) to recognize contributions in the field of biomedical engineering education by new faculty members as evidenced by innovative teaching materials, curricula, textbooks and/or professional papers and by activity in ASEE/BED and/or other biomedical engineering organizations. Awardees must have a primary educational role in biomedical engineering, either through a dedicated BME/Bioengineering program or through a related engineering program. Faculty members who have no more than 5 years (by June 1 of the year in which the award is given) of teaching experience with primary course responsibility at the university/college or community college level are eligible for this award. The award consists of $350 and a commemorative plaque.


The Awards Committee is again soliciting nominations for these two awards.  Note that all award winners must attend the Awards Banquet held during the ASEE Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This year’s Awards Banquet will be held on Monday June 22, 2020 at 6 pm.  Before nominating an individual, please ensure that they will be able to attend this event.  For detailed nomination instructions and forms, please visit the following links:




  1. On or before January 15, 2020: Signify your intent to nominate by filling out the brief form at this link:


  1. On or before February 15, 2020: Submit a complete nomination package (additional information will be sent to nominators).


If you have any questions, please contact the BED Awards Chair at or:


Jennifer H. Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Teaching

Department of Biomedical Engineering

University of California, Davis

451 Health Sciences Dr.

Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-9436