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Lecturer/Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Michigan Technological University

Date Posted May 22, 2020
Title Lecturer/Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
University Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI, United States
Department Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Jul. 1, 2020
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Optics & Optical Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Human Factors Engineering/Ergonomics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University invites applications and nominations for a faculty position opening, at the assistant professor level and/or a lecturer in biomedical engineering. Michigan Tech BME seeks outstanding candidates who can add to our existing research and teaching strengths in multiple research areas.

For the assistant professor position, applicants that can teach courses in our core undergraduate curriculum and expand the Department’s already strong industrial ties are of particular interest. Post-doctoral or industry experience is preferred. We encourage applications from individuals with strong engineering and mathematical skills who can form productive external collaborations with the medical device industry as well as with other units of the Michigan Tech College of Engineering. Applicants should have earned a doctorate in an engineering discipline or a closely related field and a research focus on human health. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core undergraduate courses in biomedical engineering such as biomechanics, biomaterials, computational physiology, or instrumentation, as well as graduate courses related to their own research expertise. In addition, applicants must demonstrate the ability to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program. Specific research focus areas are open; however, the applicant’s research should complement and strengthen existing focus areas in the Department. The Department is particularly strong in cardiovascular engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomechanics, biomedical sensors and instrumentation, and biomedical imaging.

For the lecturer position, the Department seeks applicants who can teach undergraduate core courses in Experimental Laboratory Techniques, Biomaterials, and/or Biomechanics, or other BME core courses, as well as help supervise senior design projects. Experience with online teaching is desired. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in biomedical engineering or a related field. Although a PhD is desired, those with an MS and several years of teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is strongly desired. Opportunities for research exist.

The Michigan Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering. For more information, potential applicants are encouraged to visit our website at

The anticipated starting date for both positions is no later than August of 2020. Salary and benefits are competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should apply electronically to and include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research and teaching interests and experiences, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applicants will begin immediately. All applications should be received by July 1, 2020.

Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the state, is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Houghton community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities and world class cultural events all in a beautiful setting.

Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals.

  • Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution, and has twice received National Science Foundation funds in support of efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM. Michigan Tech actively supports dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce; we offer career exploration advice and assistance finding positions at the University and in the local community

    Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

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Contact Information

  • Sean Kirkpatrick
    Biomedical Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
    1400 Townsend Drive
    M&m 309
    Houghton, MI 49931
  • 9064872167
  • 9064871717


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