Cornell University, Biomedical Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-BME-SENIORLECTURER [#26069, WDR-00041344]
Position Title: Senior Lecturer Faculty Position
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering EDUCATION, instrumentation and medical devices for surgery/intervention, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanobiology, Medical Devices, Novel Device Technologies Applied to Predictive, Digital, and Personalized Medicine, Bioprinting, computational medicine/surgery, cancer biomechanics, systems biomechanic, or developmental biomechanics
Appl Deadline:2024/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/04)
Position Description:    

The Nancy E. & Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University invites applications for a distinguished Senior Lecturer faculty position. We are seeking an exceptional individual with extensive expertise in biomedical engineering gained from industry or equivalent non-academic sectors. Candidates at all levels of experience and expertise will be considered including Professor of Practice or Lecturer.  

Successful candidates will possess a proven track record of excellence in senior technical, research, or management roles, coupled with significant leadership experience across various contexts. This may include influential roles within professional associations, trade organizations, manufacturing, or standards-setting bodies. We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated to enhance the educational experience of both students and faculty at Cornell, bringing with them a deep understanding of effective practices beyond academia.

The chosen candidate will join the BME Master of Engineering team, sharing in our mission to empower engineers, scientists, and healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery within the healthcare field. The successful applicant will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing a cutting-edge professional degree program. Their responsibilities will encompass imparting business and professional acumen, delivering graduate-level STEM knowledge, and providing both theoretical and practical experiences related to the entire product life cycle of medical technologies.

The selected candidate will have a diverse range of responsibilities, including:

Facilitating Experiential Learning: A primary responsibility is to provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities for students including advising and overseeing MEng team design projects, conceptualizing and implementing engineering design frameworks and processes, conducting engineering skills workshops, and establishing standard operating procedures for project solicitation, team selection, and team dynamics. Additionally, the role significantly contributes to the efficient operation of the design studio, design laboratory, and fabrication spaces.

Teaching and Curriculum Development: The position also involves teaching foundational courses for the Master of Engineering degree including both existing courses that directly support the program and new courses created to address evolving educational needs. These courses may include Innovative Design of Medical Technologies (BME 5500), Regulatory Affairs - Strategy (BME 5510), Professional Development Seminar (BME 5010), Clinical Preceptorship (BME 5100), Medical Technology Engineering Process, Quality Management in Health Tech, Medical Tech Test and Measurement, and Model-Based Design in Health Tech.

Program Administration and Outreach: In addition to teaching and mentoring students, the role will handle administrative and logistical aspects of the program including actively participating in outreach initiatives, contributing to recruiting efforts, assisting with admissions processes, fostering industry engagement and project showcases, coordinating career treks, and supporting conference-related activities.

This multifaceted position offers a unique opportunity to make a substantial impact in both the educational experience of students and the overall success of the Master of Engineering program, contributing to its growth and continued excellence.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a cover letter outlining their experience, interest, and vision for the position, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. Application materials must be submitted electronically at: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

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The Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders.  We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. The BME Department was recognized with the Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award in 2013 and seeks to further develop this strong base.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic and innovative Ivy League University and New York’s land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach excellence.

We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

 Pay Range across Cornell: $49,700 to 164,000. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria: • Prior relevant work or industry experience. • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position. • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary) • Unique applicable skills.

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Cornell University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
115 Weill Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7202