The Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor in the area of Biomedical Engineering.
The Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary has a long history of training undergraduate students in Biomedical Engineering. The focus has been on innovative curriculum with a prominent design component and problem-oriented experiential learning. A minor program (former specialization) is open to students in six engineering disciplines. A new BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering is under development to meet the growing demand.
Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary involves more than 300 faculty members across six faculties, with current annual research funding exceeding $75M. The university has made significant investments in Biomedical Engineering to date, including the allocation of six Tier 1 and nine Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. The University of Calgary’s multidisciplinary Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering research strategy drives innovations that are saving lives and revolutionizing health care for Canadians. The University currently offers Biomedical Engineering programming at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Please visit our website for more information.
The main responsibility of the Instructor faculty position is undergraduate teaching in biomedical engineering courses and related labs, as well as Capstone Design advising. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to teaching biomedical engineering subjects related to mechanical engineering, namely biological solid and fluid mechanics or related to electrical engineering, namely systems, signals, instrumentation and image processing, in addition to biomedical engineering design. An important component will be incorporating elements from across multiple disciplines with a focus on collaborative, experiential problem solving. The ability to teach other mechanical or electrical engineering subjects will be considered an asset.
Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a convincing statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to undergraduate teaching. The Instructor is expected to develop scholarship in engineering education. The Schulich School of Engineering offers an engineering education PhD degree and has a strong teaching faculty presence. The Instructor will develop course content and prepare lectures and other course delivery material, including e-learning, develop laboratory modules for biomedical engineering courses. The Instructor will perform service to the department, university, and the profession; demonstrated potential for leadership is an asset.
The successful applicant will be recruited through the Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education (CBRE) and be appointed in one of the departments in the Schulich School of Engineering. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or M.S. related to biomedical engineering and be eligible to apply for P.Eng status. Industry experience will be considered an asset. In alignment with the University of Calgary's Eyes High strategic vision, and in support of its strategic priorities of leadership, teaching and research integration, the successful applicant will actively contribute to teaching and curriculum development.
The Schulich School of Engineering is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. In 2016, the Schulich School of Engineering was recognized with the KNOVO Award of Distinction to honour the School’s commitment to diversity and equity.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via UCalgary Careers. Please include:
A cover letter
A curriculum vitae
A Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (not to exceed two pages)
A Statement describing the applicant’s experience promoting student learning and success (not to exceed two pages). This can include information on teaching, training, and mentoring inside and outside the classroom at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels.
A Statement on promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (not to exceed two pages)
The names and contact information of at least three referees
Applications may be addressed to:
Dr. Elena Di Martino Chair of the Academic Search Committee
The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
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