Assistant Professor of Instruction: Director of Experiential Learning in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University
Applicants are encouraged to apply by: April 26, 2017 Preferred start date: July 1, 2017
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University invites applications for a Director of Experiential Learning. This is a new full-time, non-tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of Instruction. The Director will be responsible for expanding and administering experiential opportunities for our undergraduate students. Specific responsibilities will include:
Contribute to the oversight and improvement of our undergraduate curriculum
Develop and teach laboratory modules to complement our existing course offerings
Run undergraduate academic year research program for department
Work with engineering placement office to expand internship opportunities for BME students
Run the BME undergraduate summer research program
Teach 3-4 courses per year
Advise undergraduate students
The successful candidate will have a PhD in biomedical engineering or a related field involving substantial experimental research, experience in teaching and curriculum development, and will be energetic, self-motivated, and organized. The following skills would be advantageous, though not all are necessary: instrumentation design and construction, physiological measurements, animal handling and surgery, cell culture, standard molecular and cellular tests and analyses, computer programming, statistics, material synthesis and characterization, and other biomedical laboratory skills pertinent to undergraduate education.
Applicants should submit PDF versions of a CV and a cover letter with a statement of career goals, research and teaching experience, laboratory skills, and a list of up to 5 references. The cover letter should be addressed to the Chair of the BME Search Committee. The link to apply can be found at http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/biomedical/job-opening/.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
About Northwestern University - Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University is a private research university located on lakefront campuses in both Evanston and downtown Chicago, Illinois. Northwestern was founded in 1851. In fall 2008, Northwestern opened another campus in Doha, Qatar offering bachelor’s degrees in journalism and communications in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.
The university employs approximately 7,100 full-time fa...culty and staff members among its 11 schools and colleges. NU offers over 130 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate and professional programs to the almost 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled full time.
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