University of Delaware

 

The Biomedical Engineering Department (www.bme.udel.edu) at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a full time, continuing track Assistant Professor faculty position. Responsibilities will include teaching and curriculum development related to all levels of the undergraduate biomedical engineering (BME) program with specific concentration in cell & tissue engineering and applied biomaterials. The successful candidate will develop and teach new and existing undergraduate courses and labs on engineering fundamentals and design, mentor undergraduates, and take an active role in the continuous improvement of the curriculum. The candidate will apply evidence-based teaching methods, contribute to engineering education scholarship, and serve the broader engineering education community both at UD and at the national level.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related field. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching, advising, mentoring, and curriculum development, with particular expertise in cell & tissue engineering and applied biomaterials, including hands-on laboratory skills.  Expertise in physiology, first-year programs, and engineering design is desired. Industrial engineering experience will be viewed favorably. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Candidates must be committed to developing an inclusive environment; those with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Successful applicants will share our vision to be a BME department that is nationally recognized for high impact research and exceptional engineering education. Launched in 2010, BME at UD is ABET accredited, ranked in the top 40% of BME departments nationally, and has ambitious five year plans. We seek creative individuals, who are eager to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

Continuing Track (CT) positions at UD are full-time, non-tenure track positions with competitive salary, benefits, and support for professional development (https://sites.udel.edu/ctcaucus/why-do-you-want-to-be-a-ct-faculty-at-ud/). These positions start as an initial two-year, renewable contract, leading to substantial job security that includes sabbatical benefits and a promotion path. The University offers an active CT Caucus and professional centers dedicated to effective teaching.

 

The University of Delaware combines a rich legacy in science and engineering with a commitment to undergraduate education and scholarly excellence. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support. The main campus in Newark, Delaware, provides the amenities of a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major East Coast cities. The 194,000-square-foot Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory greatly expands opportunities and resources for research and education, and the 272-acre STAR (Science, Technology and Advanced Research) campus offers even more opportunities for research, academic, and commercial development.

 

To submit an application, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/54687. Applicants should prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching vision and experience, and a list of at least four references. UD values diversity and is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications must be received by Nov 15, 2018 for priority consideration, though the search will remain open until the position is filled.  For additional information about this position contact Dr. Sarah I. Rooney (sirooney@udel.edu).

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