Visiting Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Job no: 496671
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Biomedical Engineering
The Biomedical Engineering Department at Bucknell University invites applications for open-rank, visiting faculty positions to begin August 2021. These positions are ideal for candidates considering a career in academia with an emphasis on undergraduate education. Visiting faculty would join a top-ranked, highly selective undergraduate biomedical engineering department with small class sizes (< 24 students) that facilitate close student-faculty interaction in a hands-on, interactive, learning community. The University sponsors a range of developmental activities for its visiting faculty supported by a well-resourced Teaching and Learning Center. Candidates would have the potential to engage in both innovative teaching and collaborative scholarship within Bucknell’s excellent core facilities, notably our recently opened teaching and laboratory facilities (fall 2019). The appointment is for the 2021-2022 academic year; reappointment may be possible subject to institutional need and satisfactory performance.
We seek individuals with enthusiasm for teaching and a desire to engage undergraduates in the classroom and laboratory across a broad range of biomedical engineering subjects. The ideal candidate would have teaching abilities in multiple areas to support a biomedical engineering curriculum containing courses in bioinstrumentation, signals and systems, biomechanics, materials, biostatistics, computing, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and medical device design.
A successful candidate must be ABD or have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline at time of appointment. Clear evidence of the potential for teaching excellence is essential, and a strong interest in continued professional development is expected. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to working successfully with a diverse student body, utilizing inclusive pedagogies, and fostering highly collaborative environments.
Applications must include a cover letter, current C.V., and three statements of no more than two pages each describing the applicant’s 1) teaching philosophy, experience relevant to the Bucknell biomedical engineering curriculum, and identification of current required and new elective courses they would be interested in teaching at Bucknell, 2) evidence of a commitment to diversity and engaging students in an inclusive environment, and 3) career goals and how this position aligns with those goals. Applicants should be prepared to provide references upon request. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu) and they will be reviewed beginning on April 1, 2021 in the order in which they are received until the positions are filled.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.
Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.
Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.
Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.
Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
Advertised: 05 Mar 2021 Eastern Standard Time