Jan 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Description:

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.

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

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.

Advertised Salary:

$70,000 Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or bioengineering, or a closely related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

Individuals must apply via Careers at UF website at https://jobs.ufl.edu/ and submit 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.

Final candidates will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Health Assessment Required: No


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