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Department of Bioengineering - Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Dec. 3, 2021
Title Department of Bioengineering - Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)
University University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, United States
Department The Grainger College of Engineering
Application Deadline January 24, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
Department of Bioengineering - Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Bioengineering (BIOE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for an open rank, full-time teaching position in all areas of bioengineering. Candidates will be considered for a teaching track faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank. Alternatively, an appointment as an instructor or lecturer will also be considered when appropriate. We seek highly qualified applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach at all levels. The Department of Bioengineering is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. This is a 100% non-tenure-track, renewable appointment on an academic year (nine-month) service basis paid over twelve months.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Applicants for a lecturer or teaching track faculty position must have a Ph.D. in bioengineering, medicine, or a related field. A bachelor's degree in bioengineering or a related field is required to hold the instructor title (master's degree is preferred). The ideal candidate would be capable of teaching a variety of foundational courses in bioengineering that include but are not limited to Transport & Flow in Bioengineering, Cellular Bioengineering, and Modeling Human Physiology. Competitive applicants will show promise of excellence in classroom instruction and will demonstrate knowledge of modern pedagogical practices. Successful applicants will join the department's thriving community of creative, passionate, and innovative teaching faculty who contribute to high-quality instruction and content development.

Many teaching faculty also engage in research, outreach, and service activities. Candidates will have opportunities to interact with a large, campus-wide community of engineering education researchers, supported by institutions that include the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3), the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), and the College of Education. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.

The Department of Bioengineering at UIUC is experiencing a period of programmatic growth, anticipating significant increases in course offerings and student numbers in both graduate and undergraduate programs. With the completion of new facilities and the launch of a new engineering-driven College of Medicine on the UIUC campus, the opportunities to influence engineering education are many.

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 24, 2022. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred starting date is August 16, 2022, but is negotiable. Applications should be submitted by visiting The application package should include the following: a) cover letter, b) curriculum vitae, c) teaching statement, d) statement of service, e) diversity statement, and f) names/contact information for three references. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants may also submit supporting material relevant to evaluation of candidacy including: g) representative teaching artifacts including syllabi, learning goals, and laboratory exercises, and h) research statement. Questions about the application process should be referred to Amy Meharry at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit "Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment".

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

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