Lecturer in Bioengineering
University of Maryland Department of Bioengineering
United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 1P0000

Title: Lecturer

Functional Title: Lecturer

Category Status: 03-Faculty-Non-Tenured,Term Contr

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 1.0

Unit: ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Applications are invited for 2 full-time Lecturer positions starting in January 2021. Lecturers are sought to serve as primary instructors of undergraduate courses for the Biocomputational Engineering (BCE) degree program, a new program within the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. The Lecturer will also be responsible for advising undergraduate students and will be expected to contribute in departmental service.
The Biocomputational Engineering Degree program is set to launch Fall 2021 at the Universities at Shady Grove campus, Rockville, MD. The BCE degree differs from the bioengineering program in that it offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that includes statistics, data analysis, data visualization, machine learning, and programming in addition to the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, and biology.

The BCE degree program admits transfer students that have completed an Associate’s Degree/60 credits in Engineering or a closely related STEM field. Instruction for the remaining 60 credits required to earn a BS degree will take place within the newly-constructed Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Educational Facility (BSE) on the Shady Grove Campus. The BSE is a six-level, 220,000 square foot LEED Platinum certified facility equipped with world-class research and educational facilities. The building features state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, active learning classrooms, and product design spaces for student research. More information can be found at: https://biocomp.umd.edu/
Primary teaching responsibilities to include the following anticipated courses:

Python for Data Analysis
Object Oriented Programming in C++
Algorithms – Utilizing the Python programming language
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Data Visualization
Imaging and Image Processing

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or closely related field is preferred; candidates with an MS and four or more years of experience in the field will also be considered. A record of outstanding teaching is also preferred. This non-tenure-track position will come with a competitive salary, full benefits package, and opportunities for professional growth.

Additional Information:
Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references to bioe_lecturer_search@umd.edu.

Posting Date: 08/06/2020

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 10/02/2020

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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