School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia in the School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks a Director of Masters Programs to develop and direct new programs in Medical Device Design and Biomedical Data Sciences designed to prepare students for careers in biomedical industry. We envision cross-disciplinary programs that take maximal advantage of the Department's close ties to the School of Medicine and leverage existing interdisciplinary efforts including the Center for Engineering in Medicine (https://engineering.virginia.edu/research/centers-institutes/center-engineering-medicine), the Data Science Institute (http://dsi.virginia.edu), and the Center for Design and Health (http://cdh.arch.virginia.edu). Duties will include developing and directing new programs and courses, as well as teaching 1-2 courses per semester and mentoring student project teams. Compensation for this full-time or part-time academic general faculty on the practice track (AGF) is contingent upon experience.
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent experience in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline, extensive industry experience and have held leadership positions and earned national and international recognition consistent with an appointment as an Associate Professor of Practice or Professor of Practice in Biomedical Engineering (http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/PROV-004). The incumbent must also have a demonstrated track record of teaching and mentoring engineers. Experience in entrepreneurial or start-up environments as well as in established biomedical device or data companies is preferred, as is prior teaching experience in relevant academic programs.
General Faculty receive departmental support for their teaching and scholarship activities. This position will have renewable three-year contracts, with future funding dependent in part on the ability to develop robust, sustainable academic programs.
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Complete a Candidate profile online, attach a CV, a cover letter stating your interest in the position and your interests and experience in training and mentoring engineers for careers in industry, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information for 3 references.
Review of candidates will begin on June 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
For additional information about the position or the application process, please contact Jason Papin, BME Graduate Director, via email at email@example.com or by phone at 434-924-8195.
With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.