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The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (bme.umich.edu), a joint department between the College of Engineering and the Medical School, is seeking to fill multiple tenured and tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks.  We seek applications from individuals in all areas of biomedical engineering that will complement and expand upon our current areas of strength. Preference will be given to applicants with a translational focus and potential for collaborations across the Medical School.  We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and teaching and who can leverage the strengths of the University of Michigan’s vibrant and highly-ranked engineering and medical research communities.

Qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in engineering or a physical science-related discipline and demonstrated excellence in, or a commitment to, teaching, research, and scholarship. M.D./Ph.D. candidates are also encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual-career families.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis; however, preference will be given to applications received prior to December 1, 2016.

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Engineering Education – International Teaching Experience

We are seeking two post doctoral teaching fellows for a new collaboration between the University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Biomedical Engineering and Shantou University (Shantou, Guangdong Province, China).  This “train the trainer” engineering education collaboration will lead to the development of the next generation, experiential biomedical engineering curriculum to meet 21st century challenges.

The primary responsibilities include learning how to develop and teach experiential undergraduate courses through active participation in U-M Center for Research in Learning and Teaching (CRLT) programming and the U-M BME Instructional Incubator.  Fellows will be mentored by U-M instructors on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus and then travel to Shantou University, where they will lead the development and launch of similar courses for the new Shantou University Biomedical Engineering Program.  The goal of this collaboration is to introduce innovative, evidence based pedagogical practices into the Shantou classroom.

The fellows will be responsible for contributing to the development of course materials and developing assessment materials, holding office hours, grading, managing and class projects.  Teaching will be in English.

The fellows will also contribute to designing education research studies that evaluate the evolution of the introduction of experiential instruction in the Shantou curriculum, collecting data, data analysis and drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.  Fellows will participate in collaborative meetings between instructors at U-M and Shantou University.

The project leadership includes U-M Professors Aileen Huang-Saad and Jan Stegemann. The fellows will be located at University of Michigan and Shantou University, shadowing U-M instructors in the classroom and launching U-M based curriculum at Shantou University.  Successful fellows will have an opportunity to transition into a tenure track position at Shantou University.

Required: PhD degree in engineering from an accredited institution, related to biomedical engineering, or equivalent college teaching experience of biomedical engineering. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently and desire to teach in hiring education.

Desired: Demonstrated experience with college level instruction and/or engineering design as evidenced by evaluations; strong oral and written communication skills. Teaching will be in English, although Chinese language competency would be helpful.

Applicants should submit letter of interest, vita, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and list of three references to aileenhs@umich.edu. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit some type of media that demonstrates their teaching (e.g. link to video of the applicant teaching or an example of an instructional intervention designed by the applicant). Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. The start date is negotiable between September and December 2017.

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