Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering — Full-time Lecturer in Capstone Design

Full-time Lecturer in Capstone Design
at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a creative and motivated individual for Lecturer, a teaching track faculty position, to co-instruct the department’s undergraduate design courses in the Design Team Program, and support other design courses 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.

Specific responsibilities include: 1) co-teaching the Design Team courses, 2) mentoring student teams, 3) creating partnerships with clinicians and other industry professional mentors, 4) facilitating product development and translation with teams that continue projects beyond the Design Team course, and 5) supporting other curricular design efforts including Independent Design.  Due to the collaborative nature of this position, there will be opportunities to participate in and contribute to other BME programs and initiatives.

Candidates should have extensive hands-on experience in the design and development of solutions to real world health care challenges. 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.

Applicants with a PhD or MS in an engineering discipline, or closely related field, are preferred, 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. Criteria for this position include excellence in teaching, educational publications, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation and program coordination. While the target of this faculty search is the Lecturer position, highly qualified applicants at other levels may be considered.

Applications are to be submitted online at The electronic applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching or mentoring portfolio, and  the names and email address of at least three references. 

Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received before December 15, 2018.

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.