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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, Biomedical

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.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or humanresources@mtu.edu.

Job Description Summary

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) invites applications and nominations for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Michigan Tech BME is searching for outstanding candidates who can add to the existing research and teaching strengths in multiple research areas.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching

Research

Securing external funding

Contribute to department and university service activities.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Earned doctorate in an engineering discipline with a focus in human health or a closely related field in human health.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Post-doctoral or industry experience.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

We desire applicants who can research and teach courses in biotech/biomanufacturing, synthetic biology, prosthetics/orthopedics, medical device/catheter design, robotics, and computing/programming/mobile computing.

Applicants who demonstrate that they can form productive external collaborations with the medical device industry as well as with other units of the Michigan Tech College of Engineering and who demonstrate the ability to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program are desired.

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

Ability to teach at least one of the core undergraduate courses in biomedical engineering such as biomechanics, biomaterials, computational physiology, cell and molecular biology, or instrumentation, as well as graduate courses related to their own research expertise.

Demonstrated ability to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program with a human health focus. The applicant’s research should also complement and strengthen existing focus areas in the Department, which are cardiovascular engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomechanics, biomedical sensors and instrumentation, and biomedical imaging. We also encourage applicants with a research focus in biotech/biomanufacturing, synthetic biology, prosthetics/orthopedics, medical device/catheter design, robotics, and computing/programming/mobile computing.

A demonstrated track record of research productivity is required. This includes publication numbers and impact, as well as a history of having secured external funding.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Strong engineering and mathematical skills.

Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints.

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning 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 4 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 

  • Annual Title IX 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.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. This is not an E-Verified Position.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)

1

FLSA Status

Exempt

Appointment Term

9 months

Shift

 

Pay Rate/Salary

 

Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding

False

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applicants will need to upload the following documents:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
• Research statement
• Teaching statement

We strongly encourage applicants to address the required and desired qualifications in their cover letter along with an explanation of how they will contribute to the Vision and Mission of Michigan Tech.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2023.

The anticipated starting date is no later than August 2024.

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 of Michigan, is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula adjacent to Lake Superior. The community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior.

Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of supporting faculty members’ partners; candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be invited to bring a guest. Additional details on our Partner Engagement Program can be found at https://www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement/.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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