The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks outstanding candidates for a Visiting Teaching Professor position in the area of biomedical engineering. Successful candidates are expected to hold a graduate degree in biomedical engineering or a related field and to be able to offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in any of the following areas: biomaterials; biofluidics; transport; heat transfer; cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering; systems physiology; biomechanics. Exceptional candidates with expertise in other areas of biomedical engineering will also be considered. The anticipated start date is in advance of the Fall 2021 semester.
UVM’s ABET-accredited Biomedical Engineering Program values teaching highly and prides itself on its hands-on and flexible curriculum. Each year of the curriculum has a design component, and the Core courses are intradisciplinary and incorporate projects and/or labs. Thus, the successful candidate is encouraged to incorporate problem-based learning, projects, and/or labs into their classes. The successful candidate is expected to offer one undergraduate and one graduate course per semester, leaving opportunities for the hire to further develop their own scholarly interests; be they related to their technical specialty or to engineering education. For example, the successful candidate may pursue research and curricular activities that involve the University’s co-located Larner College of Medicine or Center for Biomedical Innovation, or capitalize on the program’s current strengths in biomaterials, biomechanics, brain-computer interfaces, and digital health.
The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montreal. Burlington is often rated as the best small city in America for quality of living, and it features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.
The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values we call Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their teaching and service at the University.
Application materials (four documents) must be submitted online at http://www.uvmjobs.com, position number 00025490: (1) cover letter with names and contact information for at least three references (these must also be entered into the online application system), at least one of which should comment on teaching ability or promise; (2) current curriculum vitae identifying specific areas of expertise; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and (4) a diversity impact statement.
Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Ryan McGinnis, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be submitted by May 15, 2021 to ensure full consideration.