Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

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Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:

The search is open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by November 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (November 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.

The Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with preferred start date of Jan 2022. This is a full-time non-tenure track position; initial appointment is for one academic year, limited to 06/18/2022 with anticipated academic year (9 months) renewal. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach Biomedical Engineering (BME) Undergraduate courses and to teach and/or coordinate BME laboratory courses. This latter role may involve the training/supervision of graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. The candidate may be required to teach other introductory and intermediate courses in the Dept. of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering (ECBE). The successful candidate will be expected to assist the Department in developing student assessment and course review material for these courses as needed for program review by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The initial teaching assignment is expected to be BME Capstone Design (BME 484/485), BME Physiological Modeling and Control (BME 461), as well as the lab sections of Biomeasurement (BME 361) and Bioinstrumentation (BME 363), but the specific assignments will vary according to departmental curricular needs. The detailed BME curriculum can be found here: https://web.uri.edu/engineering/academics/undergraduate/biomedical/curriculum/ The anticipated teaching load is 12 credits per semester. QUALIFICATIONS


1. Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Biomedical engineering or closely related fields such as electrical engineering or instrumentation.

2. Demonstrated experience in teaching BME courses (e.g., teaching assistantship, per-course instructor, adjunct appointments, etc.).

3. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.

4. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.

6. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations. PREFERRED:

1. Having industrial experience.

2. Demonstrated experience teaching lecture and laboratory courses in an ABET accredited BME program.

3. Demonstrated experience in supervising teaching assistants in laboratory courses.

4. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.


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Academic Year, Full-time, Non-tenure-track, Limited


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Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) A cover letter that describes your interest in the position and your relevant qualifications.

(#2) Your curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for three professional references (as one complete document).

(#3) “Other Document” – Supporting materials on your teaching. At minimum this should be a one-page Teaching Statement; you may attach other supporting materials such as teaching evaluations, student feedback, etc. that are relevant to the position (all supporting material must be one complete document).

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