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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.   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. We have a particular interest in both mid-career and senior candidates with dynamic research programs.  We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and who will build collaborative ties with other departments across the University.

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Qualifications required 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.

To apply, please submit application materials, including cover letter, CV, as well as research, teaching and diversity statements to bme.umich.edu/careers/faculty/.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis; however, preference will be given to applications received prior to October 15, 2019.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career families.


Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Engineering Education – International Teaching Experience

We are seeking one post doctoral teaching fellow for a 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 are mentored by U-M instructors on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus and then travel to Shantou University, where they participate in 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 to the Shantou classroom.

Fellows are responsible for contributing to the development of course materials, responsible for developing assessment materials, holding office hours, grading, teaching and managing class projects.  Courses will focus on biomedical applications of engineering principles.  Teaching will be in English.

Fellows also assist in the designing of education research studies that evaluate the evolution of experiential instruction in the Shantou curriculum, collecting and analyzing of associated data, and drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.  Fellows 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. Fellows are 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 in biomedical engineering. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently; desire to teach in higher 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.

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). The start date is negotiable between June and September 2019.

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Staff Positions

To apply for staff positions in Biomedical Engineering at Michigan check: Careers at the U

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