Assistant Professor (Teaching), Engineering Design, Biomedical Engineering
University of Calgary
The main responsibility of the Assistant Professor (Teaching) faculty position is teaching. Course assignments may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with primary emphasis on undergraduate biomedical engineering courses and related labs, as well as Capstone Design advising. Core needs in the program include medical devices, biomedical engineering design, and systems, signals, sensors, instrumentation hardware. An important component will be incorporating elements from across multiple disciplines with a focus on collaborative, experiential problem solving. Additionally, the ability to teach other engineering subjects will be considered an asset.
The Assistant Professor (Teaching) is expected to develop scholarship in engineering education. The Schulich School of Engineering has a strong teaching faculty presence. The Assistant Professor (Teaching) will develop course content and prepare lectures and other course delivery material, including e-learning, develop laboratory modules for biomedical engineering courses; perform service to the department, faculty, university, and the profession, and may conduct or assist on research projects and contribute to achieving equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible employment practices and workplaces. In alignment with the University of Calgary's 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 successful applicant will be recruited through the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering. Applicants must have earned, or be near completing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or equivalent, and must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) (https://www.apega.ca/). Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning and a desire to support student learning inside and outside of the classroom.
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.
The new Biomedical Engineering Department is the home of undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc, PhD) programming and is an anchor for cross-campus transdisciplinary activities in Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary (ucalgary.ca/bme) involves more than 300 faculty members 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. A strong culture of collaboration and cross-disciplinary research excellence is enabled by significant research infrastructure located in multiple centers across campus. The University of Calgary's multidisciplinary Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering research strategy drives innovations that are saving lives and revolutionizing health care. Biomedical Engineering is led by the Schulich School of Engineering, with the Cumming School of Medicine, and the faculties of Kinesiology, Nursing, Science, and Veterinary Medicine. With collaborative teams focused on wearable technologies (We-Trac CREATE), human mobility, health monitoring and management including e-health, advanced biomedical imaging, precision bio-diagnostics, regenerative medicine and novel medical technologies, our researchers are transforming health services and quality of life.
The successful candidate will benefit from a rich ecosystem, which includes world- class scholars, a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, and an equitable, diverse, and inclusive university community that supports transdisciplinary research, partnerships and collaborations, and education excellence. The Schulich School of Engineering Strategic Plan, Schulich Momentum, identifies four pillars: 1) Indigenous Engagement, Inclusivity and Reconciliation; 2) Fostering a Community through Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility; 3) Preparing Tomorrow's Engineering Changemakers; and 4) Elevating Research and Innovation Impact. The Schulich School of Engineering is a key contributor the University of Calgary Framework for Growth plan, which emphasizes transdisciplinary scholarship, deeper community integration, and future-focused program delivery. For more information, please visit the Schulich School of Engineering website.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application online via the UCalgary Careers page:
Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the
following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications):
???? Cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as the name and contact information of three referees
???? Statement of teaching philosophy promoting student learning and success (maximum 2 pages).
???? Statement on teaching and design experience (maximum 2 pages). This can include examples of demonstrable practical design skills, evidenced by specific design and implementation projects and can also include information on teaching experience, training, and mentoring inside and outside the classroom at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels
???? Statement on equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and indigenous engagement (maximum 2 pages)
Questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Michael Kallos
Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline: March 30, 2023
The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.
As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (email@example.com) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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)
To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information visit Careers in The Schulich School of Engineering. The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and
opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
About Calgary, Alberta
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