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:

http://www.asee.org/member-resources/awards/full-list-of-awards/other-division-awards/pilkington-award

http://www.asee.org/member-resources/awards/full-list-of-awards/other-division-awards/biomedical-engineering-teaching-award

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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

https://forms.gle/DiwmwWMhp5bjeBcN8

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
jhkchoi@ucdavis.edu

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!

Regards,

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
Email: ortiz-rosario.1@osu.edu

Phone: 614-688-1776

 

NSF funded research study on active learning

Dear ASEE BED,

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: https://tinyurl.com/ASEE-AL.  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 Maura.Borrego@utexas.edu.

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

Description

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: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/be/undergrad/courses/.

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.

Qualifications

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 https://apply.interfolio.com/71378. 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 BME_Search@uakron.edu.

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:https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/8982  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: https://et.iupui.edu/departments/bme/

Questions? Please contact search committee chair, Dr. Joseph Wallace (jmwalla@iupui.edu)

 

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 (www.union.edu) 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 http://jobs.union.edu, 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:

 

http://www.asee.org/member-resources/awards/full-list-of-awards/other-division-awards/pilkington-award

http://www.asee.org/member-resources/awards/full-list-of-awards/other-division-awards/biomedical-engineering-teaching-award

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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

https://forms.gle/DiwmwWMhp5bjeBcN8

 

  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 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

jhkchoi@ucdavis.edu

Faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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: