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Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering (Advanced Biomaterials) (38666) EXTENDED SEARCH

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Assistant Professor

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College of Eng & Eng Tech

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EB 321

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Position Summary, Requirements, and Qualifications

Position Summary, Requirements, and Qualifications


The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology ( CEET ) at Northern Illinois University ( NIU ) anticipates hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering ( BME ) program with a research focus in Advanced Biomaterials starting August 2024.

Established in 2019, the BME program offers BS degree to about 80 undergraduate students. The College of Engineering offers B.S. degrees in seven ABET and/or ATMAE accredited areas: Applied Manufacturing Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering. Graduate programs include five M.S. degree offerings in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Industrial Management and Technology, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as Ph.D. offerings in Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Strategically located in northern Illinois region 65 miles west of Chicago, the college is well established and enjoys a solid reputation for graduating students, research, and service to the community and profession. Of importance to the BME program, Chicago is home to established biotech and pharmaceutical companies like Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Baxter Healthcare, and Hospira as well as homegrown start-ups like Nanosphere and Ohmx.

NIU is a public research university in DeKalb, IL, an affordable and growing community that is a commutable distance from Chicago and Rockford metropolitan areas. The region has a strong industrial base with two national laboratories. Our 16,000+ student body is diverse, with many first-generation and racially and culturally diverse students. NIU prides itself on student-centered approaches to teaching and research, and has social mobility, equity, and inclusion at the heart of its mission. Recently, NIU was nationally recognized as a top college for diversity and LGBTQ+ students and has been named one of the Great Colleges to Work For, two years in a row. With a 25% Latinx undergraduate population, NIU is poised to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

This teaching and scholarly appointment will begin August 16, 2024. Based on the successful candidate's research interests, the successful candidate will have a tenure home in one of the college's four departments: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Position Summary

The Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering will have a strong capability of teaching all BME courses at the undergraduate level, with a research focus in Advanced Biomaterials. Candidates should show evidence or strong potential to become an effective educator in a diverse and inclusive environment and to be a productive researcher.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses as needed;
  • Provide academic advising and guidance to students enrolled in Biomedical Engineering;
  • Participate in student learning outcomes assessment, program assessment and accreditation;
  • Advocate for the Biomedical Engineering program, both internally and externally;
  • Foster relationships with industrial partners/prospective partners and initiatives and engage in grant and contract activities.

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related field, with related teaching interests and research experience in Biomaterials

Additional Requirements
  • Strong commitment to teaching excellence and hands-on laboratory-based instructions.
  • Dedication to continued professional development.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with students at undergraduate, and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to equity and diversity.

Preferred Qualifications
  • BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with postdoctoral experience.

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Appointment and Compensation Details

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Anticipated Appointment Start Date
August 16, 2024

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Commensurate with experience and qualifications; NIU offers a robust benefits package .

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Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

For full consideration, prospective applicants should visit to apply and upload the following materials as a single PDF file by February 11, 2024:

  • A cover letter describing professional background, qualifications, and leadership approach;
  • A complete and current curriculum vita;
  • A vision statement for the future of the biomedical engineering program;
  • A statement of research interest;
  • A statement of teaching philosophy;
  • A statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The names and contact information of five professional references

Applications submitted after February 11 are welcomed, but will be considered as needed.

For short listed applicants holding Ph.D. degrees from non-U.S. academic institution(s): Degree credentials (i.e., transcripts and other academic records) that do not conform to standard U.S. format must undergo a course-by-course evaluation by the World Evaluation Services ( WES ), or another organization approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, as part of the application packet. Also, if the official transcript(s) and other academic records are not in English, then they must be accompanied by a notarized translation. All costs associated with the evaluation service and notarization will be covered by the applicant.

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EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person's disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at .

Safety Information

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Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report . Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. Research Statement
  7. Vision Statement
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Job ID: 72422766
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