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Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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Department: Biomedical Engineering
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Engineering

University Required Statement:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University invites applications and nominations for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, although higher ranks may be considered depending upon the qualifications of the applicants. Michigan Tech BME seeks outstanding candidates who can add to our existing research and teaching strengths in multiple research areas. Applicants that can teach courses in our core undergraduate curriculum and expand the Department’s already strong industrial ties are of particular interest. We encourage applications from individuals with strong engineering and mathematical skills who can form productive external collaborations with the medical device industry as well as with other units of the Michigan Tech College of Engineering.
The Department is particularly strong in cardiovascular engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomechanics, biomedical sensors and instrumentation, and biomedical imaging.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

*Teach core undergraduate classes in biomedical engineering such as biomechanics, biomaterials, computational physiology, or instrumentation, as well as graduate courses related to their own research expertise.
*Establish a rigorous externally funded research program.
*Form productive external collaborations with the medical device industry as well as with other units of the Michigan Tech College of Engineering.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Earned doctorate in an engineering discipline or a closely related field and a research focus on human health.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Authoring of peer-reviewed manuscripts and experience in experimental design and execution of meaningful research projects is required.
A strong publication record is required.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Post-doctoral or industry experience is preferred.
Experience in grant writing, student mentoring, and teaching is desired.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Ability to teach core undergraduate classes is required.
Ability to establish an externally funded research program is required.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Strong engineering and mathematical skills.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 


Required Departmental Training: 

  • Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required training; additional training may be required by the department.
    Required University Training:
    • Employee Safety Overview
    • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
    • Annual Data Security Training
    Background Check:
    Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applicants will need to upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of research plans/interest, brief statement of teaching interests. Applicants will be asked to provide the names and contact information for three reference providers. Applications will be accepted until December 1st, with an anticipated start date no later than August of 2020. Salary and benefits are competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information

The Michigan Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering. For more information, potential applicants are encouraged to visit our website at http://www.mtu.edu/biomedical/.
Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the state, is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Houghton community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities and world class cultural events all in a beautiful setting.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution receiving two National Science Foundation grants to increase the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented/underserved individuals in STEM.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting spouses/partners and retaining a quality workforce. Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview and Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community.


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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