Bioengineering – Lecturer, Full-time

The University of Washington Department of Bioengineering Invites Applications for Lecturer in Bioengineering. The Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering and School of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a full-time Design Instructor at the rank of Lecturer. The expected start date is July 1, 2018. The Design Instructor’s primary roles are to conduct the UW’s Master of Applied Bioengineering program and contribute to the program’s ongoing development. This one-year, full-time program trains students to apply engineering design to address today’s clinical challenges and fulfill the market-based demands of industry and medicine for biotechnology. The academic year starts with a clinical rotation and is followed by coursework and team design to develop innovative technology to address those needs. Clinical rotations are performed under the direction of faculty in the esteemed UW School of Medicine. The MAB program will graduate its second cohort of students in the summer of 2018. The Design Instructor is responsible for organizing and leading five courses that make up a 12-month series that is the core of the program:

  • Clinical rotations in which students identify and investigate unmet clinical needs. (One month)
  • Design series in which student teams select the most significant unmet needs and develop solutions for them. (Three academic quarters)
  • Full-time capstone design class in which the students finalize a solution to a need in teams. (Two months)

The Design Instructor enlists significant support from our bioengineering faculty including adjunct faculty in business and clinical departments, and from the program co-directors, who have established networks within and external to the UW. Specific duties include working closely with program leadership to refine and implement curriculum within the specific courses, instructing students directly on the design process, organizing adjunct faculty to provide expert instruction on business and clinical topics as appropriate, grading assignments, working with teaching assistants, ensuring safe lab practices, and overseeing lab space and supplies to support MAB prototyping efforts. The Design Instructor is expected to establish relationships within academia and industry, and to help students select and progress through their design projects. A passion for teaching and interacting with graduate students is essential. Outstanding writing, speaking, and organizational skills are also required. The minimum qualifications are experience as an engineering mentor in industry or academia, and an MS, PhD or MD degree (or foreign equivalent degree) at the time of hire. The ideal candidate will bring extensive experience with one or more of the following: instrumentation, signal processing, engineering computation (MATLAB, LabVIEW), prosthetic devices, device fabrication, electromechanical systems, and fluidic systems.  Experience with classroom teaching, the Biodesign process, or with nanoscale/molecular engineering and biomaterials is also desirable.  The successful candidate is expected to participate in the teaching and service missions of the department, to contribute toward expanding the diversity in STEM education and to follow UW’s strong tradition of collaboration and translation across disciplinary boundaries. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service in a diverse and inclusive environment.

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