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 (careers.bucknell.edu) 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.
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.