Assistant Professor of Practice, Biomedical Engineering at The University of Akron

Assistant Professor of Practice, Biomedical Engineering at The University of Akron

Job Type
Posting Date
February 7, 2019
Location of Position

Akron, OH

Company Summary

Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you'll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.

We're committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We're also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.

Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Engineering at The University of Akron is inviting applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track (NTT) renewable teaching position as an Assistant Professor of Practice – Biomedical Engineering (BME) beginning Fall 2019. NTT faculty are engaged primarily in student centered activities, including teaching, advising, and curriculum development.  The appointment is for one academic year (9 months) and is renewable annually, with promotion to the Associate Professor of Practice rank when appropriate and according to established university guidelines.

Along with faculty in the department, the candidate is expected to support student design projects by developing hospital or industry agreements.  Teaching will comprise a minimum of 75% of the candidate’s workload and the candidate is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is expected that the candidate will not only provide outstanding teaching, but also engage in professional activities and service that supports the pedagogical mission of the department and college. We are particularly interested in candidates who will enthusiastically participate in revising and designing curriculum, courses, or laboratories for the next generation of biomedical engineers.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering has 400 undergraduate and graduate students and offers ABET accredited B.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the college level. We emphasize experiential learning. A majority of the undergraduate students participate in our co-operative education programs and are also active in regional and national conferences. At The University of Akron, you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 302 academic degree programs, for the more than 27,000 students representing 48 U.S. states and 78 foreign countries. Our students have culturally and economically diverse backgrounds. Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community. Most importantly, here you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on campus. Excellence, opportunity and energy: you will find all three at The University of Akron.

The College of Engineering is actively seeking to increase diversity within the College. Prior experience and a commitment to continue working with or teaching diverse groups and diverse students will be valued. Women, under-represented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements

Familiarity with campus resources and University policies and procedures preferred.  The job is physically comfortable; the individual is normally seated and has discretion about walking, standing, etc. May occasionally lift very lightweight objects.  Standard working environment with possible minor inconveniences due to occasional noise, crowded working conditions and/or minor heating/cooling or ventilation problems. Near-continuous use (>70% of the time) of a video display terminal.

Required Experience

Requires relevant Master's Degree with a minimum of 3 years work experience in academic advising and/or counseling within a higher education setting. Strong organizational skills and basic computer skills including word processing and database capabilities, and excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to provide student services in a higher education setting required. Experience working with non-traditional, minority and/or first-generation populations in an educational setting required. Knowledge of and experience developing curriculum and a willingness and ability to travel for recruiting purposes and be available for evening advising required. Event planning experience required. Direct supervision as a first-line supervisor over exempt staff (and non-exempt staff, if applicable).

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The committee will commence the review of applications immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled

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The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran.  The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.