The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University (Durham, NC) invites applications for a full-time, teaching-focused Lecturer or Professor of the Practice position. This non-tenure-track, regular-rank position will serve as a primary instructor of core and elective undergraduate courses in biomedical engineering and will participate with a team of faculty in service and education-related activities in the department. Opportunities will also exist to participate in collaborative teaching and research activities such as iGEM and Bass Connections (bassconnections.duke.edu), as well as programs based in the Medical Center.
We are seeking an innovative educator with teaching experience in biomedical engineering, or practical application of biomedical engineering principles. Candidates with expertise in biotechnology, cellular and molecular engineering, biomaterials, tissue and cellular engineering, engineering design, or point-of-care diagnostics are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, or a related discipline. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence or related activities that suggest strong potential for making a positive impact in the classroom; candidates with industry experience are also encouraged to apply.
We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in teaching. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2018, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. A start date is of August 2019 is expected. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Applicants should submit a cover letter (email, address, and phone number must be included), a curriculum vitae, teaching statement (1-2 pages), and a list of the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contacts of five references. Applicants should also include a syllabus and weekly schedule of a proposed or taught undergraduate course. Applications must be submitted electronically through AcademicJobsOnline.org, position #11059. For questions, please contact Dr. Ann Saterbak at email@example.com .
Teaching experience in biomedical engineering, or practical application of biomedical engineering principles. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, or a related discipline. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence or related activities that suggest strong potential for making a positive impact in the classroom; candidates with industry experience are also encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in biotechnology, cellular and molecular engineering, biomaterials, tissue and cellular engineering, engineering design, or point-of-care diagnostics are particularly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 11059
About Duke University, Biomedical Engineering
Welcome to Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering. Our department is one of the oldest—we celebrated its 40th birthday only a few years ago—and one of the best in the country—we consistently rank among the very top undergraduate and graduate programs in the field.
Throughout the past 40 years, Duke BME faculty have pioneered new areas of biomedical engineering research, taken leadership of major societies, and authored some of the leading textbooks in the field. Our graduates have achieved distinction through major awards such as the Rhodes, Fulbright and Marshall Scholarships and National Science Foundations fellowships. These graduates have become leaders in academia and in the biomedical engineering industry.
Our undergraduate, master's and PhD degree programs consistently rank at the very top
Research in the department began with cardiac electrophysiology, medical ultrasound and biomaterials. It now encompasses many of the new areas of the field including neural engineering, biophotonics, cellular biomechanics, tissue engineering, synthetic biology, and drug and gene delivery.
We are also fortunate to be within ...walking distance of Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University Hospital — one of the best medical schools and hospitals in the country — and within a 30-minute drive of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and N.C. State University. This ideal location has led to numerous collaborations with nearby scientists and physicians, and fosters a collegial environment of excellence.
One of the hallmarks of societally relevant biomedical engineering is the ability to translate basic research advances into useful devices or therapies that impact patient care.
Our partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation facilitates translation of research advances to patient care
Our department was one of a handful that was awarded $10 million by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to endow the Coulter Translational Research Partnership program to facilitate translation of research advances in BME to patient care. This endowment was matched with an additional $10 million from Duke and will help to enable the movement of promising biomedical discoveries from the bench to the bedside.
Our department is fortunate to have an excellent group of staff members who direct the teaching labs, provide IT support, give administrative support for grants, our educational programs, payroll and purchasing. Their efforts are essential to the effectiveness of the department.
Duke BME has remained strong and vibrant, primarily because we continue to attract outstanding people who want to make a difference by engineering tomorrow's solutions to today's health care issues. I encourage you to take a look at all that we have to offer.