Faculty positions at the University of Akron

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Akron invites applications for a talented and dynamic Tenure-Track Assistant Professor who can establish and execute a vibrant agenda for strategic research and education, beginning January 2021. Candidates are expected to establish a nationally recognized and externally funded research program. The successful candidate will have a strong interest, passion and ability to teach undergraduate courses; supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students; mentor undergraduates in research and integrate research with teaching at the graduate level. Prior experience and a commitment to continue working with or teaching diverse groups and diverse students will be valued. Preference will be given to candidates with research interest in the broad area of biomechanics. Exceptional applicants in other areas of Biomedical Engineering may also be considered.

Candidates should apply online to Job ID 12159.

In addition to the Tenure-track position, we are searching for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 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.

ASEE BED award nominations

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:


2. 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 asee.bedawards@gmail.com 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