Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Job No: 20196
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or [email protected].
Job Description Summary
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University invites applications and nominations for a faculty position opening, at the assistant professor level. Michigan Tech BME seeks outstanding candidates who can add to our existing research and teaching strengths in all areas of biomedical engineering with a preference given for those in tissue engineering research areas.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
Teach core undergraduate courses in biomedical engineering such as biomechanics, biomaterials, computational physiology, or instrumentation, as well as graduate courses related to their own research expertise
Establish a rigorous, externally funded research program
Advise and mentor departmental graduate students
Engage in departmental college, university and professional service activities
Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work
Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)
Earned doctorate in an engineering discipline or closely related field.
Required Experience (minimum requirements)
Research should generally focus on human health. The applicant’s research should complement and strengthen existing focus areas in the Department. The Department is particularly strong in cardiovascular engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomechanics, biomedical sensors and instrumentation, and biomedical imaging.
Desirable Education and/or Experience
Post-doctoral or industry experience is preferred.
Experience in grant writing, student mentoring, and teaching is desired.
Experience in tissue engineering research.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
Ability to teach core undergraduate classes is required.
Ability to establish an externally funded research program.
Strong engineering and mathematical skills.
Ability to form productive external collaborations with the medical device industry as well as with other units of the Michigan Tech College of Engineering.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment
Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
Employee Safety Overview
Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
Annual Data Security Training
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%) 1
Title of Position Supervisor
Internal & External Dependent on Funding: no
Interested candidates should apply electronically to http://www.employment.mtu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492412 and include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research and teaching interests and experiences, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applicants will begin immediately. All applications should be received by January 15, 2021.
The Michigan Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering. For more information, potential applicants are encouraged to visit our website at http://www.mtu.edu/biomedical/.
The anticipated starting date is no later than August of 2021. Salary and benefits are competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the state, is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Houghton community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities and world class cultural events all in a beautiful setting.
Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals.
Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution, and has twice received National Science Foundation funds in support of efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM. Michigan Tech actively supports dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce; we offer career exploration advice and assistance finding positions at the University and in the local community https://www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or [email protected]