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Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering: Visiting Assistant Professor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #19553
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering: Visiting Assistant Professor


POSITION: A full-time, instructional academic staff position is available in the Department of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in Biomedical Engineering for the 2023-2024 academic year beginning August 21, 2023.  The official title is in the Lecturer title series.  This is a one-year appointment with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctorate in the area of biomedical engineering or a closely related engineering/science discipline is required by August 21, 2023. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is required, and the ability to teach either a senior level lecture and lab course in Cell and Tissue Engineering or a senior level lecture and lab course in Biomechanics is required. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching will be considered an asset. Prior teaching experience in biomedical engineering or an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering may be considered an asset.  The ability to bring diverse cultural and ethnic experiences and perspectives to the campus and to serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities may be considered an asset.  

DUTIES: Instructional responsibilities include both lower division and upper division undergraduate courses (with labs) in the department.  A full teaching load is 15 contact hours each semester.

THE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM:  Biomedical Engineering is a new interdisciplinary program, designed for ABET accreditation.  The program will be going through the accreditation process in Fall of 2023.   The program has over 75 declared majors.  The Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering Department currently is composed of 7 faculty and two staff scientists.   The program strives to provide quality undergraduate education to students with a variety of educational goals.  The program has facilities available in bioinstrumentation and cell and tissue engineering.  The Materials Science and Engineering Center has a wide range of facilities that can support biomechanics and other areas of biomedical engineering.

MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING CENTER:  The mission of the Materials Science and Engineering Center is to advance the production and dissemination of scholarly research in the field of materials science, to promote interactions among faculty researchers with local industries and the community, provide research experiences for undergraduate collaborators to enhance their education, and facilitate collaborations between faculty in various science and engineering disciplines.  The Materials Science and Engineering Center has an array of characterization methods SEM, AFM, XPS, XRF, FTIR, XRD, HR-ICPMS, SAN, TGA, DSC, fluorimeter, metallographic confocal microscope, rapid scanning confocal microscope, Raman spectrometer, nanoindenter, tensile tester and metallurgical lab.  The Center has the ability to add instrumentation capabilities as needs arise.  Healthcare related research projects can access resources provided by the institutional research collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 10,000 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site:  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering: Visiting Assistant Professor position (Job ID #19553) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Doug Dunham,

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 15, 2023.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

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The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).