Johns Hopkins University — Full-time Lecturer in Capstone Design, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Filed in Faculty on September 2, 2016
Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a creative and motivated individual for a teaching track faculty position. The faculty member will co-instruct the department’s undergraduate design course (“Design Team”) along with one other full-time faculty member, managed under the department’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID). The faculty member will be a member of the CBID team and have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to other Center programs and initiatives.
Design Team is the premiere undergraduate healthcare design program in the top-ranked Biomedical Engineering program in the nation, with over 100 undergraduates and 50 clinicians involved each year. Student teams complete their projects in partnership with clinicians at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and mentors from organizations including APL, Jhpiego, JHU Tech Ventures, and the FDA. Projects span all areas of medicine and all technology areas, and include both developed-world and global health related projects. Industrial and other commercial partners are also involved as project sponsors.
Candidates should have extensive hands-on experience in the design and development of solutions to real world health care challenges. A PhD or MS in an engineering discipline, or closely related field, is desired, however candidates with a BS Engineering degree combined with 5 years or more of directly related industry experience will also be considered and are competitive. Candidates with medical product development experience and demonstrated track record of innovation are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching experience is required, either in the form of formal education in an academic setting or mentorship and talent development in an industrial setting.
Specific responsibilities include: 1) co-teaching the Design Team course, 2) mentoring student teams, 3) creating partnerships with clinicians and mentors, and 4) facilitating product development and translation with teams that continue projects beyond the Design Team course.
Johns Hopkins recently established the Teaching Professor track for those faculty primarily involved with education. Criteria for entry at each level and promotion include excellence in teaching, educational publications, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation and program coordination. It is a long-term contractual appointment, as opposed to a tenure track faculty position. A position of senior lecturer requires teaching with distinction for no fewer than five years at a university similar to Johns Hopkins. The titles of associate teaching professor and teaching professor requires a record of teaching experience and seniority commensurate with that of tenure-track associate professors and professors. The target of this faculty search is the Lecturer position, but highly qualified applicants may be considered at other levels.
Applicants should send their: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) teaching or mentoring portfolio (4) healthcare/medtech design, development, and innovation portfolio, and (5) the names of at least three references to:
Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received before September 9, 2016.
The Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.
The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering are committed to building a diverse educational environment.