The University of Akron is a research-intensive public university with about 16,000 students. Our local and international students are from diverse cultural, racial, and economic backgrounds. The College of Engineering and Polymer Science enrolls approximately 3200 undergraduate and 360 graduate students. In addition to its traditional programs, the college faculty contribute to the multi-disciplinary research centers including Conquer Chiari Research Center and Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center. As one of the largest employers in the region, The University of Akron is creating a community and workforce committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and in the region. The Department of BME has over 300 undergraduate students. We offer ABET-accredited B.S. degrees, M.S. degrees in BME, and a Ph.D. degree through the College. Our department emphasizes experiential learning where a majority of the undergraduate students participate in our top-notch co-operative education program, perform undergraduate research, and are also active in regional and national conferences. The BME department offers interdisciplinary research programs with active collaborations within the university and with other institutions, such as the Cleveland Clinic and Northeastern Ohio Medical University. Our research has been supported by funding from the NSF, NIH, DoD, Veterans Administration, foundations, and industry. For further information please see https://www.uakron.edu/engineering/BME.
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.
Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline with a biomedical engineering emphasis. Candidates are expected to have received their degrees or completed all requirements prior to the start date. Rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate's qualifications and experience.
Candidates who have experience in industry, business, medicine, government, law, and/or other professional fields and teaching in biomedical engineering are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with FDA regulatory affairs, quality management systems, medical device design, and core engineering disciplines (thermodynamics, transport fundamentals, computer programming, modeling and simulation, etc.) is desirable, with particular interests in candidates who can teach across multiple disciplinary areas. Prior experience and a commitment to continue working with and teaching diverse groups will be valued.
Compensation and Benefits
The compensation for this position starts is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.
The University of Akron is a vibrant community driven by collaboration, partnership, and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners The University of Akron believes diversity is a vital element of an equitable and thriving workplace. A diverse workforce is essential as we strive to create a dynamic academic environment that prepares students to be citizens of the world around them, and as we deepen the value, we place on our connection to the Greater Akron community.
We celebrate the power of uniqueness, and the strength that coalesces when unique voices are heard. We seek to empower employees to lead in their colleges, departments, offices, and divisions. People of all backgrounds work on our campus every day, and we value the contribution of each individual in their commitment to a better University of Akron.
We welcome candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders. Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights – and we want you to join us. Bring your voice. Bring your uniqueness. Bring you. We are Akron. We rise together.
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To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a curriculum vitae and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references.
After submission of your application, return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents to your profile under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A curriculum vitae will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call Derek Brown in Human Resources at (330) 972-8402.
Review of applicants will begin December 12, 2022.
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The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (uakron.edu/hr/eeoaa).
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