University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time



Position: The Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (teaching emphasis) position to start in Fall 2021. This teaching faculty position will initially focus on teaching the hands-on undergraduate teaching lab courses, with the opportunity to expand to include undergraduate lecture courses in the future. We seek a colleague who will provide leadership in curriculum innovation, including but not limited to consolidating current elective lab courses into three required lab courses. We are also looking for a colleague who is an outstanding and effective communicator; who enjoys and contributes to a shared camaraderie with faculty, staff, and students; and who shows empathy in student interactions. We welcome candidates whose professional experience has prepared them to be an integral contributor to a culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in their professional activity.
In addition to excellence in teaching, engagement in service and scholarly creative activity is expected. Areas of creative activity emphasis may include but are not restricted to pedagogical methods, curriculum enhancement or redesign, 1st year student engagement, student recruitment and retention, K-12 outreach, etc. Examples of creative activity output may include presentations at national or international conferences/symposia on engineering education and/or publication in educational journals such as Biomedical Engineering Education.  
Qualifications: Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, with an interest in the scholarship of engineering education, and strong values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who will contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including the classroom, the academic community, and their professional commitments. A doctoral degree is required in biomedical engineering or a closely related field.  
Department and Region: SBME was founded in 2016 and we moved into our home in the brand new Gallogly Hall building in 2019. The Undergraduate Teaching Labs occupy 2,900 ft2 on the 2nd floor in Gallogly Hall across two adjacent rooms. Our faculty and students enjoy extensive partnerships with scientists and clinicians at the OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). SBME has a close collaborative relationship with the Gallogly College of Engineering Diversity & Inclusion Program, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and which aligns with the university’s strategic plan. OU SBME is committed to undergraduate and graduate education, with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in Biomedical Engineering. SBME currently has 10 faculty, ~250 undergraduates, and ~30 graduate students (~80% PhD), with the expectation of expanding to 15+ faculty in the near term on a strong sustained growth trajectory.  
Application Process: Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021 and will continue until final selections are made. Upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, creative activity statement, and contact information of four references to be used with your permission at http://apply.interfolio.com/81554. In the teaching and creative activity statements, please include specific examples pertaining to the promotion of the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion from previous professional activity and for future career plans. Salary and benefits are nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Nominations may be sent to SBME Director Michael Detamore at detamore@ou.edu.
The University of Oklahoma: OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members. Known as the City of Festivals, Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Explore further at VisitNorman.com. The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides. The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty, and staff and for the communities we engage. The Gallogly College of Engineering holds strong the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The University of Oklahoma, recognizing its obligation to guarantee equal opportunity to all persons in all segments of University life, reaffirms its commitment to the continuation and expansion of positive programs that reinforce and strengthen its equal opportunity policies. This commitment stems not only from compliance with federal and state equal opportunity laws but from a desire to ensure social justice and promote campus diversity. Our commitment to the concept of equal opportunity requires sincere and cooperative efforts throughout all levels of our employment structure.