UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Full Time, Faculty/Instructional
- Official Title: Associate Professor
- Job ID: #19886
- Date Posted:
- Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering: Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering
POSITION: Two probationary tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor are available in the Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering Department in the College of Arts and Sciences; higher rank may be considered for candidates with extensive experience. The program seeks dynamic candidates with expertise in biomedical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active research program involving undergraduates. This appointment begins August 19, 2024.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in the area of biomedical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline by August 19, 2024. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and the ability to establish a research program in biomedical engineering that involves undergraduates is required. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship will be considered an asset.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior teaching experience in biomedical engineering may be considered an asset. Expertise in biomedical instrumentation, biomechanics, medical devices, biomaterials or cell and tissue engineering may be considered an asset. A research program that can utilize the resources of the Materials Science and Engineering Center (described below) or is aligned with UW-Eau Claire's research partnership with the Mayo Clinic Health System may be considered an asset. Industry experience 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 undergraduate courses (with labs) and upper division undergraduate courses that are aligned with the faculty member's background and expertise. Faculty are expected to establish and maintain a vibrant, externally funded research program involving undergraduate students. Additional responsibilities will include advising students in the biomedical engineering major as well as service through committee work and outreach activities.
THE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM: Biomedical Engineering is a new interdisciplinary program, designed for ABET accreditation. There are currently 110 Biomedical Engineering majors. The Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering Department 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. Construction of the new Science and Health Sciences building on campus is scheduled to begin in 2024.
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, including 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 apply for funding through resources provided by the institutional research collaboration with the Mayo Clinic.
UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a primarily undergraduate, regional university with a student enrollment of 11,500 and 1,200 faculty and staff. As the UW System's only Center of Excellence for Faculty & Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration, faculty and students regularly work side-by-side on original research. The university was also recognized in 2016 by the Council on Undergraduate Research as the top masters level university in the nation for undergraduate research. Described as Wisconsin's most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin's largest city. The scenic surrounding countryside provides for seasonal sports, camping, biking and other recreational activities. Located at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Eau Claire has also drawn national attention for its growing music & arts festivals, evening concerts, and a newly-opened performing arts center (the Pablo Center at the Confluence). The community is friendly and affordable with employment opportunities for family members and outstanding schools for children.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/. 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 # 19886) 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
- Statement of research plan involving undergraduates
- Names and contact information for three references.
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To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 20, 2023. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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