Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (2022-2023)

University of Hartford

United States

January 23, 2022


Posting Details

Job Title Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (2022-2023)

Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Job Description

The Biomedical Engineering Program within the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture at the University of Hartford invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position specializing in Biomaterials and/or Tissue Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in the Fall 2022 semester for its ABET-accredited program in Biomedical Engineering. The successful applicant will lead research activities in the newly renovated Tissue Lab, teach undergraduate courses, and advise students.


The position requires a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates should show a willingness and ability to employ technology in teaching. Effective written and oral communication in English is required. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) teach undergraduate courses in Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering, Senior Capstone Design, as well as other undergraduate biomedical engineering and engineering science courses, (2) develop research related to Biomaterials and/or Tissue Engineering, or related areas and disseminate the results of their research, (3) contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service, and (4) be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Applicants are expected to describe in their application materials how their teaching and/or scholarship contributes to these four areas. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum. Candidates committed to encouraging underrepresented minorities in STEM disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or related discipline is required, though persons nearing completion will also be considered. An undergraduate degree in Engineering is expected, and a focus in the applications of biomaterials and/or tissue engineering is preferred. Applicants not meeting these qualifications may not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications Diversity Statement

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The University of Hartford is committed to anti-racist values and actions; candidates should provide examples of their anti-racist values and actions.

The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under- represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

University Information

The University of Hartford offers the personal attention associated with a small college enhanced by the expertise, breadth and intellectual excitement of a university. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. The full text of our academic mission can be seen at www. hartford.edu. The University of Hartford, an independent comprehensive university with seven constituent colleges, has over 350 full-time faculty members serving more than 4000 undergraduate and graduate students of whom about 70% are in residence on the main campus. The University of Hartford is located within the greater Hartford area, which is rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is a short drive from metropolitan Boston and New York.

College Information

The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture offers undergraduate programs in engineering and engineering technology as well as master's level programs. The undergraduate engineering programs are: Acoustical Engineering & Music, Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, and Robotics. The undergraduate engineering technology programs are: Architectural, Audio, Computer and Electronics, and Electromechanical. The graduate programs are Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Civil, Environmental, Electrical, and Mechanical in addition to the Master of Architecture. Within the College, there are 46 full-time faculty and 825 students. The Biomedical Engineering Program currently has approximately 43 students and three full-time core faculty members.

Posting Number F125P

Open Date 12/01/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

The University of Hartford employs full-time faculty who bring significant skills, experience, knowledge and empathy to recruit, inspire, support and retain our diverse student body now and in the future. At least 34% of our undergraduate students are from minority groups who are U.S. citizens, an increasing number of these students are the first in their families to attend college, and all of our students need to be prepared to thrive in and contribute to a diverse society. Candidates for faculty positions should include in their materials a short essay demonstrating that they are conversant with some of the literature on inclusive pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, and so on, and describing how their teaching practice could meet the needs of the diverse population of students at the University of Hartford, focusing, in particular, on pedagogical approaches that support student success for those who are new to college and/or whose cultural background includes experience with systemic oppression due to race, gender, or other factors. If relevant, candidates should also comment on research, scholarship, or creative activity that will contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion goals to which the University of Hartford is committed. In addition, since the University is committed to anti-racism, candidates should demonstrate in their statements knowledge of what it means to be anti- racist and, if possible, to provide example of their own anti-racist values and actions. It is recommended that candidates approach this statement thoughtfully and use specific examples to illustrate their diversity statement. A review of applicant diversity statements will precede that of any other application materials.

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  • Diversity Statement
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