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Tenure Track Faculty, Biomedical Engineering

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Tenure Track Faculty, Biomedical Engineering

Job No: 496845
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 2022. We expect to hire at the assistant professor level but are open to considering outstanding candidates at other ranks. We seek an outstanding and enthusiastic educator with a passion for engaging undergraduates to join a top-ranked, highly selective undergraduate department with small class sizes that facilitate close student-faculty interaction in a hands-on, interactive learning community. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create an inclusive 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. 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.

As all Bucknell biomedical engineering faculty teach broadly across the curriculum, applications are welcome from candidates with expertise and experience in any area of biomedical engineering or any related fields. The candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to the development of curricular and research opportunities that align with their individual expertise and professional goals. Clear evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and high-quality scholarship is essential. Candidates who are able to contribute to courses in cell and tissue engineering, medical instrumentation, biomechanics, or medical device design are particularly encouraged to apply. An ability and commitment to pursue a research program of high quality and impact, which is designed to encourage undergraduate participation, is required. A demonstrated commitment to continued professional development and institutional and departmental service is also required.

We seek a teacher-scholar with a commitment to working successfully with a diverse student body and to incorporating inclusive pedagogies in the classroom and laboratory. We seek candidates who ensure respect for a wide variety of positions, raise perspectives that may not otherwise be vocalized in the classroom, and are eager to advise and mentor students from multicultural and underrepresented groups. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

Bucknell's College of Engineering is a nationally recognized leader in undergraduate education. The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers an ABET accredited Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. The department provides an undergraduate 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 healthcare 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. In support of its instructional and scholarly efforts, the department recently moved into new and expanded instructional and research facilities in Bucknell's new Academic East Building.

Application materials should include six documents:
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) a 1-2 page statement providing evidence of the applicant's commitment to engaging diverse students and contributing to equity and inclusive excellence at Bucknell
4) a 1-2 page teaching statement addressing the applicant's passion and interest in undergraduate teaching as well as a list of courses within Bucknell's BME curriculum to which the applicant could contribute
5) a 1-2 page scholarship statement addressing the applicant's plan for scholarly work at Bucknell and how that work engages undergraduates
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 ( Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

About Bucknell
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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