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Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested candidates should apply electronically to http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5434 and will include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of research plans/interests, brief statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering
Department Biomedical Engineering
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 9 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Title of Position Supervisor Department Chair

Position Summary Information

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 a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Michigan Tech BME seeks an outstanding candidate who can add to our existing research and teaching strengths in biomechanics and biofluid mechanics. Applicants that can teach courses in biomedical thermodynamics/fluid mechanics and integrate into our broad cardiovascular research emphasis are of particular interest. Post-doctoral or industry experience is preferred. We encourage applications from individuals with strong engineering and mathematical skills who can form productive collaborations with other units of the Michigan Tech College of Engineering.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Teach core undergraduate courses in biomedical thermodynamics/fluid mechanics and graduate courses related to their own research expertise.
2. Establish a rigorous, externally funded research program.
3. Support Department, College, and University service activities.
4. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
5. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

PhD in an engineering discipline or a closely related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Post-doctoral or industry experience is preferred.

Applicants that can teach courses in biomedical thermodynamics/fluid mechanics, integrate into our broad cardiovascular research emphasis, and expand the Department’s already strong industrial ties are of particular interest.

Preferred candidates will have a specialty in research related to the human cardiovascular system.

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

Applicants will have strong engineering and mathematical skills, along with excellent communication skills.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Applicants will have the ability to form productive external collaborations with the medical device industry as well as with other units of the Michigan Tech College of Engineering.

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

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

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17100
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 03/10/2017
External Posting Date 03/10/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Interested candidates should apply electronically to http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5434 and will include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of research plans/interests, brief statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Additional Information

The Department is particularly strong in biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomechanics, biomedical sensors and instrumentation, and biophotonics.

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/.

The anticipated starting date is no later than August of 2017. Salary and benefits are competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

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 Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners and retaining a quality workforce. Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement / Interests
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Relevant Publication 1
  2. Relevant Publication 2
  3. Relevant Publication 3