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Engineering and Innovation Curriculum Specialist
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Apr. 21, 2022
Title Engineering and Innovation Curriculum Specialist
University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, United States
Department Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Application Deadline May 9, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Head
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Engineering and Innovation Curriculum Specialist
Carle Illinois College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the world's first engineering focused medical school dedicated to delivering the highest quality experience for all students. The Engineering and Innovation Curriculum Specialist in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine is responsible for continually developing and improving the engineering components of our curriculum to respond to ever evolving technology and innovation and will infuse key engineering concepts throughout the four-year curriculum. This position will entail working with a wide variety of faculty to help plan, develop, test, and deploy novel course offerings throughout the calendar year.

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits eligible, Academic Professional position that will report to the Director of Clinical Skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date will be as soon as possible after the close of the search. The individual selected to hold this administrative position may qualify for faculty status within the medical college, and if so, may be considered for a concurrent zero percent, unpaid, non-tenured, faculty appointment.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine: We are Physician Innovators

Highlights of Employee Benefits

The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled that participates in the federal e-Verify program and participates in a background check program focused on prior criminal or sexual misconduct history.

Responsibilities and Duties of the position:

Responsible for coordinating engineering curricular content housed within the college. This includes:

  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs leadership, Engineering and Innovation Thread Director, and course faculty in implementation of curriculum content, instructional sessions, and assessments of engineering content to meet the needs of the medical education curriculum.
  • Provide support for all engineering content including oversight of facilities, materials, resources, and supplies; and participate in budget planning activities.
  • Provide guidance to faculty, staff, and students regarding all aspects of resource utilization including training and use of complex and highly specialized equipment and protocols, including use of the Innovation Studio.
  • Coordinate with Jump Simulation Center leadership and staff for activities occurring in that facility related to the engineering components of the curriculum.

Provide support to Capstone, Data Science, and IDEA (Innovation, Design, and Engineering Analysis) courses for students.

  • Assist faculty members running Capstone, Data Science, and IDEA project courses, supporting an interdisciplinary team of students and professionals in order to develop and deliver engineering solutions to clinical and healthcare challenges.
  • Assist engineering faculty course co-directors with creation of and quality control of assessment items.
  • Review and grade student work to assess student progress; evaluate student achievement relative to individual and group academic outcomes.

Additional Responsibilities:

Support the educational mission of the college, maintaining appropriate confidentiality of information and materials, in accordance with related student and patient regulations, such as FERPA and HIPAA.

  • Work closely with the Associate Dean and senior leadership to prepare supporting documentation as required for Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships; work cooperatively and collegially with others in a manner consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect; support and engage in equal employment opportunity principles, rules, and regulations.
  • Participate in appropriate national organizations to keep abreast of new concepts to provide optimal and continually updated technologies and service to the Carle Illinois College of Medicine's needs.
  • Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion within the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine.
  • Champion positive inter-professional relationships bridging the college's private/public organization and missions.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • May supervise Civil Service and hourly staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required education:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or closely related field. Degrees in fields including education, health care, or similar areas are acceptable if accompanied by a second degree (Bachelors, Masters, or PhD) in engineering or a closely related field.

Preferred education:

  • Master's degree or PhD.

Required experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of progressive experience in a professional setting. Experience obtained while working towards a PhD may be considered if relevant and progressive.

Preferred experience:

  • Two years of progressive experience in a professional setting in education, engineering, or related area.
  • Experience in a medical school or university engineering environment.
  • Instructional experience (classroom, lab, or field).
  • Leadership experience, especially team-based leadership
  • Familiarity with research and development methods
  • Intermediate programming experience in one or more of the following: Python, Matlab, R, C/C++, Java
  • Experience with CAD, one or more of the following Solidworks, Fusion 360, AutoDesk, ProE, Rhinoceros, Blender
  • Knowledge of student and patient privacy regulations (FERPA, HIPAA, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Must be willing to learn all aspects of the college's operational and strategic objectives.
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards regarding confidentiality of all student and curriculum related information.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and successfully establish priorities, with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to work independently and collaboratively and demonstrate initiative and good judgement in order to analyze and investigate a variety of questions and problems.
  • Strong organization, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to use tools such as Microsoft office and Box/Drop Box.
  • Strong teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills.

Procedure for Candidacy:

For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visit

For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than May 9, 2022.

Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

1. Submit the Staff Vacancy Application
2. Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms
3. Upload your cover letter and resume (months and years of employment must be included), and contact information of three professional references.

For more information regarding the application procedures, please contact Carle Illinois College of Medicine Human Resources at

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law in order to apply, you may request an accommodation by contacting the ADA Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or

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.

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.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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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