Engineering, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Tenure Track
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Job Title Engineering, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Tenure Track
Position Title Engineering, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Tenure Track
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Job Category University Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
Location Code COLLEGE OF A&S - LSC (02100A)
Department Name COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No
Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Engineering in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for academic year 2021-22, with a specialization in Engineering Design and Biomedical Engineering. The successful candidate will be joining a department with 7 full-time faculty members and over 100 undergraduate majors. Engineering began to offer its BS Engineering degree, with a specialization in biomedical, computer, or environmental engineering, in fall of 2015, and received ABET accreditation in August, 2020. It is the first U.S. engineering program to integrate engineering with social justice. For more information about the department, please visit its website at luc.edu/engineering.

This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University's efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The successful candidate will teach systems courses (linear system theory, control theory, digital signal processing), engineering design courses, and medical device courses, with a 2/2 teaching load. All Engineering courses are taught using mandatory active learning, with a maximum of 24 students in each course section. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants, through collaboration with the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine.

Qualifications

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty area of electrical medical devices is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Physical Demands None
Working Conditions None
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering at the time of appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience working or conducting research in the specialty area of electrical medical devices is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Open Date 11/24/2020
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant's research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:

Gail Baura, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Department of Engineering
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity - including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment - is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual's record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

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Job Number 85TBD
Organizational Location PROVOST
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Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/09/2021
Position End Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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