Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Position ID:UF-Biomedical-LEC [#8848]
Position Title: Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Gainesville, Florida 32611, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Starting Date:2017/01/26
Appl Deadline: halted finished (posted 2017/01/26, finished 2017/10/27)
Position Description:    

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The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida seeks a passionate lecturer to contribute to our rapidly growing and evolving undergraduate and graduate programs through excellence, innovation, and leadership in engineering education.

The lecturer will instruct selected biomedical engineering courses depending on the specific needs of the department. In particular, the lecturer will be responsible for managing the undergraduate Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory and for developing a counterpart laboratory experience for students in the graduate program. The candidate will also contribute to continuous curriculum improvement, academic program accreditation efforts, and developing new educational initiatives. Successful submission and funding of grants related to education is strongly encouraged. The candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in department, university, and professional service activities. Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

We seek outstanding candidates who have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or bioengineering, or a closely related discipline, with hands-on experience in cell and tissue engineering, demonstrated ability to work with mammalian cell culture, and enthusiasm for working with students. Experience with laboratory methods of molecular engineering and/or biomechanics are beneficial.

The University of Florida is a major public research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. As a land-, sea- and space-grant institution, UF is dedicated to serving the interests of society and is an economic powerhouse behind Florida’s economy. The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida houses one of the largest and most dynamic engineering programs in the nation, producing leaders and problem-solvers who take a multidisciplinary approach to innovative and human-centered solutions. Established in 1910, the college was named after Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Herbert Wertheim in 2015. The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering has experienced rapid transformation and growth over the past five years, with 12 new faculty hires. The Department has strengths in the areas of biomaterials and regenerative medicine, biomedical data science, imaging and medical physics, and neural engineering. BME faculty benefit from close collaborations with the College of Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Liberal Arts and Life Sciences. Faculty and students in BME also interact with clinicians at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, located south of campus. Faculty and students in BME benefit from a wide array of state-of-the-art instrumentation housed in service centers throughout UF. Together, these programs and facilities provide a vibrant environment supportive of cutting edge biomedical engineering research and education.

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths — and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The deadline for full consideration is February 28, 2017, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $70k. Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishments, a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching in biomedical engineering, and a commitment to professional service (e.g., through participation in professional societies). The successful candidate will be expected to teach biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate courses, collaborate with faculty in and outside the department, and be involved in service to the university and the profession.

Special Instructions: Individuals must apply via Careers at UF at - search for Requisition 501124; specific link is: Submit with your application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three professional references to be contacted separately for letters, and a written statement on teaching experience and plans.

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