Reminder about ASEE elections

ASEE-BED members:

Please see below for the following announcement:


As a reminder to all ASEE members:

Voting for ASEE leadership positions and Amendments to the ASEE Constitution ends March 31st, 11:59pm PDT. Unlike previous years where voting was done with a combination of paper ballots and electronic voting, this year’s elections are solely being conducted electronically using a non-ASEE related vendor named Survey & Ballot Systems.  The switch to a 3rd party vendor was requested by the ASEE Board to ensure total anonymity of each member’s vote.

To cast your electronic vote, you should have received a personalized ballot via the e-mail address ASEE has on file for you (i.e., the one you use to login to your ASEE account). The subject line includes “ASEE 2020 Election” and was sent from the ASEE Election Coordinator ( If you are unable to locate the email, please click on the link below, enter the email address that is on file with ASEE, and your election login information will be emailed to you.

The ballot includes the following leadership positions and Amendments to the ASEE Constitution questions.

Teri K. Reed, University of Cincinnati
Adrienne Minerick, Michigan Technological University

Vice President, Member Affairs
Brian P. Self, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Shane Rogers, Clarkson University

Chair of Professional Interest Council II
Chell A. Roberts, University of San Diego
William H. Guilford, University of Virginia

Chair of Professional Interest Council III
Atsushi Akera, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
John K. Estell, Ohio Northern University
Chris Swan, Tufts University

Chair of the Council of Sections for Zones I (based on Zone Membership)
Ilya Y. Grinberg, Buffalo State University
Saeid Moslehpour, University of Hartford

Chair of the Council of Sections for Zones III (based on Zone Membership)
Tariq Khraishi, University of New Mexico
Kevin Drees, Oklahoma State University

ASEE Constitutional Amendments Vote
Yes, I approve the Constitutional revisions
No, I do not approve the Constitutional revisions

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Norman L. Fortenberry, Sc.D.
Executive Director
American Society for Engineering Education
Inspiring Innovation. Advancing Research. Enhancing Education.

ASEE’s vision is to achieve excellent and broadly accessible education empowering students and engineering professionals to create a better world.  In pursuit of that vision, we advance research and innovation at all levels of education for the engineering profession.

Lecturer or Professor of the Practice position in BME at Duke University

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University (Durham, NC) invites applications for a full-time, teaching-focused Lecturer or Professor of the Practice position at all levels. This non-tenure-track, regular-rank position will serve as a primary instructor of undergraduate and graduate courses in biomedical engineering and will participate with a team of faculty in service and education-related activities in the department.

We are seeking an innovative educator with teaching experience in biomedical engineering, design, or practical application of biomedical engineering principles. Candidates with expertise in medical device design, digital health, clinical diagnostics including point-of-care testing, and biotechnology are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess an advanced degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, or a related discipline. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence or related activities that suggest strong potential for making a positive impact in the classroom; candidates with industry experience are also encouraged to apply. Professor of Practice positions emphasize teaching excellence as well as complementary scholarship through technical or educational research, external research funding, peer-reviewed conference and journal publications, and/or involvement in engineering education at the national or international level.

We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in teaching. Full consideration will be given to applications received by July 1, 2020, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (email, address, and phone number must be included), a curriculum vitae, teaching and scholarship statement (1-2 pages), and a list of the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contacts of five references. Applications must be submitted electronically through AcademicJobsOnline.org

For questions, please contact Dr. Eric Richardson at

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Preparing for online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Many schools have moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of individuals in the BME community have created a document to help collect and disseminate guidance for the BME community to move lectures, labs, and design projects online. This is a living document of ideas and examples. We welcome others from the community to add to and use the advice provided in this document.


Two-Year Visiting Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering Department at Bucknell University invites applications for a two-year, open- rank visiting faculty position to begin August 2020. This position is ideal for candidates considering a career in academia with an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. You would join a top-ranked, highly selective undergraduate biomedical engineering department with small class sizes (< 24 students) that facilitate close student-faculty interaction in a hands-on, interactive, learning community. The University sponsors a range of developmental activities for its visiting faculty supported by a well-resourced Teaching and Learning Center. With new departmental teaching and laboratory facilities as of fall 2019, along with excellent shared core facilities, you would have the potential to engage in both innovative teaching and collaborative scholarship.

We seek individuals with enthusiasm for teaching and a desire to engage undergraduates in the classroom and laboratory across a broad range of biomedical engineering subjects. The ideal candidate would have teaching abilities in multiple areas to support a biomedical engineering curriculum containing courses in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, bioinstrumentation, signals and systems, biomechanics, materials, biostatistics, computing, and medical device design. Candidate applications must identify current biomedical engineering required courses and new elective courses that they would be interested in teaching at Bucknell.

A successful candidate must be ABD or have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline at time of appointment. Clear evidence of the potential for teaching excellence is essential, and a strong interest in continued professional development is expected.

Applications must include a cover letter, a current C.V., and three statements of no more than two pages each describing the applicant’s 1) teaching philosophy and experience relevant to the Bucknell biomedical engineering curriculum, 2) commitment to diversity/inclusion, and 3) career goals and how this position aligns with those goals. Applicants should be prepared to provide references upon request. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell’s career site ( and they will be reviewed beginning on April 1, 2020 in the order in which they are received until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for the 2020-21 academic year; reappointment will be subject to satisfactory performance.

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About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music. Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged. Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed these goals. Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies. Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

ASEE elections — remember to vote!

ASEE Elections are upon us, so please take a moment to complete your ballots. Positions that are being voted on include President-Elect, VP of Member Affairs, and Chairs of Professional Interest Council (PIC) II and III. It should be noted that one of our former BED officers, Will Guilford, is a candidate for PIC II chair, so we wish him the best of luck!

Call for Participation: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences at the Olin Summer Institute

Registration is now open for the Olin Summer Institute!  Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences is a weeklong interactive workshop for faculty teams engaged in a curricular change effort at their own institution. Through participatory workshops, immersive design exercises, and presentations from experts, teams of faculty learn about, experience, and practice effective, engaging teaching approaches for new and meaningful STEM curricula. The workshop will be held June 8-12, 2020 at the Olin College campus in Needham, Massachusetts.

More information may be found here. The priority application deadline is March 15, 2020.

Click here for more information.
Contact us with any questions here.
Submit your application here.

Biomedical Engineering, The University of Akron, New Faculty Opening in Biomedical Engineering

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Job ID: 12159 and 12268

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Akron invites applications for two talented and dynamic tenure-track Assistant Professors who can establish and execute a vibrant agenda for strategic research and education for the next academic year (2020-2021). Candidates are expected to establish a nationally recognized and externally funded research program. The successful candidates 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.

Members of the faculty in the department pursue a broad research program that spans interdisciplinary experimental and computational research in biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomechanics, signals, and sensors. Our faculty have active collaborations within the university, as well as with physicians and scientists at national and regional institutions, such as the Cleveland Clinic and Northeastern Ohio Medical University. Faculty research has been supported by funding from the NSF, NIH, DoD, Veterans Administration, various foundations, and industry. The University of Akron is a research-intensive public university with about 20,000 students. The College of Engineering enrolls approximately 2800 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. In addition to its traditional programs, the college faculty contribute to five multi-disciplinary research centers including Conquer Chiari Research Center and Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center. The Department of Biomedical Engineering has 330 undergraduate students, offers ABET- accredited B.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering, and participates in M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the College. We emphasize experiential learning. A majority of the undergraduate students participate in our co-operative education programs and are also active in regional and national conferences.

The College of Engineering is actively seeking to increase diversity within the College. Women, under-represented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications
Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related discipline with biomedical engineering emphasis, and preferably post-doctoral training. Candidates are expected to have received their degrees, or completed all requirements and expect their degree before joining in January 2021.

Preferred Qualifications
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 areas that are complementary to active research in the department, with particular interests in the broad area of biomechanics.

To apply for this position, candidates must complete the on-line application and submit a single PDF file containing: (1) a cover letter that clearly identifies the JobID, (2) a detailed CV with a complete list of published and accepted papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, (3) a compelling research vision and agenda that highlights fundable areas the candidate plans to pursue, (4) a teaching statement that identifies core undergraduate/graduate courses that the candidate can teach and new courses to develop, (5) a statement of diversity/inclusion to highlight the applicant’s past experiences with diversity and future plans to attract underrepresented minorities to research, and (6) a list of at least three references. In the cover letter, applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by March 1, 2020. However, screening may continue until position is filled. A resume may be submitted but will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call Angie Kerley in Human Resources at 330-972-6547.