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Open Rank Tenure Track Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Apply now Job no: 493859
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2018. We expect to hire at the assistant professor level but are open to considering outstanding candidates at other ranks. We seek an outstanding educator who will teach broadly across our curriculum. Candidates who are able to offer courses in bioinstrumentation and/or biomechanics are particularly encouraged to apply. An ability and commitment to pursue a research program of high quality and importance that is designed to encourage undergraduate participation is required. The candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to the development of curricular and research opportunities in areas such as imaging, cell or tissue engineering, clinical and translational research, or other fields of biomedical engineering. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy and to institutional and departmental service are also required.

Candidates are expected to have a strong technical engineering foundation with a background in biology or health sciences, including a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline. Clear evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and high-quality scholarship is essential. Demonstrated potential for continued professional development is also required.

Bucknell’s College of Engineering is a nationally recognized leader in undergraduate education. The Biomedical Engineering department offers an ABET accredited Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. Bucknell’s Biomedical Engineering program provides an engineering education in a liberal arts context that features close interactions with a small student body in a project and laboratory-intensive curriculum. The Biomedical Engineering department is committed to student-centered pedagogical approaches, high-impact activities that foster professional development for students and professional advancement of the field, and a community that fosters diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the department finds itself uniquely positioned to contribute to a broad health care ecosystem, supported by a variety of resources, including the Ciffolillo Healthcare Technology Inventors Program, as well as collaborative relationships with regional medical centers and the healthcare infrastructure.

Application materials should include six documents: 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) a 1-2 page statement that addresses your experience and goals as a teacher within the BME curriculum at Bucknell, 4) a 1-2 page statement of your anticipated scholarly work at Bucknell, 5) a 1-2 page statement addressing your commitment to inclusivity and diversity at Bucknell, and 6) contact information for at least three potential references (letters may be requested). For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell’s career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. Opportunities exist for collaboration on educational and scholarly activities with local and regional medical institutions. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education to apply (http://www.bucknell.edu/DiversityCouncil)

Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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