The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time instructor position to begin in August 2022. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of continuation dependent upon performance. Duties will include teaching undergraduate laboratory courses in biomedical engineering, including a cell engineering laboratory course and bioinstrumentation laboratory course. Additional opportunities may be available to teach other undergraduate courses in biomedical engineering.
BEAM is an interdisciplinary department with faculty having broad interests spanning engineering, science, mathematics, and medicine. Offering BS, MS, and PhD degrees in engineering mechanics and in biomedical engineering, the department currently has 42 faculty members, and is home to over 200 undergraduate and nearly 200 graduate students.
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). The Mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship.
Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in an area consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. In addition, our facilities in the Washington, D.C., area offer unique proximity to government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024. The department combines the strengths of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) joint graduate program with Wake Forest University, the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, the Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Further information can be found at www.beam.vt.edu.
The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (540) 231-9331 or Ms. Cristina Rosa Castaňer (email@example.com, 540-231-6651) at least 10 days prior to the event.
Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering or related discipline by date of hire, with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours of courses related to biomedical engineering. They are required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or related discipline; teaching experience in a university or college, especially in laboratory courses or courses involving biomedical engineering; wet lab experience; and knowledge of cell engineering and bioinstrumentation.
Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu (posting 517721): application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement discussing teaching interests and philosophy (limited to 2 pages), a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence on December 10, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. Inquiries about the positions should be directed to Prof. Sara Arena (firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-232-8441). For assistance submitting the application, please contact Cristina Rosa Castaňer (email@example.com, 540-231-6651).
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