Lecturer - Biomedical Engineering

Job Details

Job no: 521187
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a non tenure-track lecturer position (9-month appointment) in the area of Biomedical Engineering to as soon as Spring 2024, if not start Fall 2024.

The successful candidate will teach up to six (6) biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate classes per academic year. The essential functions for this position include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in biomedical engineering, advising undergraduate students, advising senior design projects, advising undergraduate honors students, and serving on departmental and/or college committees where appropriate. We seek candidates who are committed to fulfill the College of Engineering mission on diversity and inclusion (see https://www.umass.edu/engineering/about/mission-vision-and-inclusivity-statement).


  • A masters, PhD preferred, in Engineering or related field with preference given to biomedical-related disciplines and have evidence of college level or university level teaching experience
  • Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Teaching of basic biomedical engineering courses and laboratories
  • Student recruitment and advising
  • Curriculum development
  • Use of modern pedagogical approaches (e.g., flipped classroom, team-based learning). The candidates are expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in biomedical engineering including the areas of cell and molecular biology, engineering mechanics, biomedical engineering laboratory techniques, senior design, and are expected to advise senior design projects.
  • Additional Information:

    The Department of Biomedical Engineering currently has 13 full-time faculty members, approximately 28 graduate students, and 370 undergraduates. The department expects to significantly expand its BME faculty and student count over the next few years. Additional information about the Department can be obtained at bme.umass.edu.

    Application Instructions:

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, the priority deadline is December 3, 2023 to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes a cover letter clearly indicating how their teaching background will meet the needs of the department, a four-page curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching experience, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and style, and names and contact information for at least three professional references.

    The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

    Advertised: Oct 24 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:


    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

    As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

    Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

    The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

    As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.


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