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Adjunct Faculty (Bioengineering)



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Adjunct Faculty (Bioengineering)

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Fairfax, VA


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Bioengineering – Adjunct Faculty
The George Mason Department of Bioengineering, within the College of Engineering and Computing, invites interested applicants to join the faculty as part-time Adjunct Faculty members beginning Fall 2023. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:

Mason’s Bioengineering department has 12 faculty members in four research pillars: biomedical imaging and devices, computational biomedicine, biomaterials and nanomedicine, neurotechnology and computational neuroscience. Newly constructed research facilities in these focus areas opened in 2018. Bioengineering faculty research is funded by several federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with over $20 million in active research funding. The department has a thriving ABET-accredited undergraduate program with over 250 undergraduate students, and over 50 graduate students, divided between MS and PhD. The department has several growing partnerships with regional centers such as the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH which includes the Center for Surgery and Bioengineering Research (CSBR) and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Institute (GBRI).

About the Position:

Adjunct faculty members are needed to teach required and elective course(s) in bioengineering, most specifically introduction to bioengineering, imaging, bioinstrumentation, biomechanics and transport and computational methods. Courses are offered on the Fairfax campus during daytime or evening hours.

Expertise in the following course(s) are in particularly needed:

  • BENG 214 – Physiology for Engineers
  • BENG 240 – Biomaterials
  • BENG 241 – Biomaterials and Biomechanics Lab
  • BENG 320 – Bioengineering Signals and Systems
  • BENG 330 – Computational Methods
  • BENG 331 – Computational Methods in Bioengineering Lab
  • BENG 360 – Biomedical Imaging
  • BENG 370 – Bioinstrumentation and Devices I
  • BENG 391 – Bioengineering Professional Seminar
  • BENG 437/537 – Medical Image Processing
  • BENG 438/538 – Advanced Biomedical Imaging
  • BENG 435/535 – Multi-scale Modelling and Simulation in Biomedicine


  • Prepare and teach assigned courses at assigned class meetings, based on course catalog description and approved course outline;
  • Prepare and objectively grade class assignments and exams within a timely manner, in accordance with course outcomes;
  • Maintain accurate, transparent student records;
  • Assist and foster student success through the maintenance of regularly scheduled office hours and timely responses to e-mail inquiries;
  • Adhere to all administrative university policies such as the timely submission of completed midterm and final grades;
  • Maintain appropriate professional development to stay current within assigned courses;
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; and
  • Other duties as assigned by contract and/or by the chair or associate chair including assessing course(s) taught for continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have earned a master’s degree by the start of this position in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field; and
  • Applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Bioengineering or related field;
  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level;
  • Teaching and/or professional expertise in one or more of the following areas: clinical biomedical engineering, bioinstrumentation, imaging, computational biomedicine, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biotechnology, nanomedicine, biomechanics, bioinformatics, biomedical signal processing, and physiological modeling; and
  • Experience with a learning management system, preferably Blackboard.

Mason Engineering – The Future of Engineering Is Here:

The College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.

George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.

In conjunction with Amazon’s decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university’s exciting plans are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a 360,000 square foot building¬–Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason’s transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world’s grand challenges.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number PO1GMU at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. An official transcript will be required for an offer to be issued. In your cover letter, please indicate the courses you would be interested in teaching and the general area of your expertise. For full consideration applicants must apply by June 30, 2023, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Kim Blackwell, Interim Chair, Department of Bioengineering, at

For Full Consideration, Apply by::

June 30, 2023

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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