Term Instructional Faculty and Associate Chair

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 22, 2019
Nov 03, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Term Instructional Faculty and Associate Chair, Department of Bioengineering

The George Mason University Department of Bioengineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, instructional faculty position that includes associate department chair responsibilities. The faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Mason's bioengineering department (https://bioengineering.gmu.edu/research) has 16 faculty members in four research pillars: biomedical imaging and devices, computational biomedicine, biomaterials and nanomedicine, neurotechnology and computational neuroscience. Newly constructed research facilities in these focus areas just opened in 2018. Bioengineering faculty research is funded by a number of federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with over $20 million in active research funding. The department has a thriving ABET-accredited undergraduate program with over 250 undergraduate students, a new rapidly-growing PhD. program, and an MS program just launched in 2018. The department has several growing partnerships with regional centers such as the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH https://www.inova.org/inova-center-for-personalized-health) which includes the Center for Surgery and Bioengineering Research (CSBR) and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Institute (GBRI).

Responsibilities: * Teaching core Bioengineering undergraduate and graduate courses, and develop electives in accordance with their area of expertise; * Managing the undergraduate and MS program; and * Student recruitment and outreach. Required Qualifications: * Candidates must have earned a doctorate, or be very near to completing this degree, in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field to apply for this position. * Terminal degree has to be awarded by the start date of the position. * Applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a combination of the following qualifications: * Teaching experience; * Record of peer-reviewed publications; * Demonstrated teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: clinical biomedical engineering, bioinstrumentation, imaging, computational biomedicine, biomaterials, tissue engineering, nanomedicine, biomechanics, bioinformatics, biomedical signal processing, and physiological modeling.

About the Volgenau School of Engineering - The Future of Engineering Is Here. The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school boasts approximately 7,800 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. As part of a nationally ranked R1 research university, its sponsored research awards over the last 12 months are approximately $100 million. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its focus on emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.

About George Mason University George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 37,000 students studying in more than 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It is classified as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. In 2019, U.S. News and World Report ranked Mason as one of the nation's top institutions for diversity, innovative learning, and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive.

Mason is located in Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of Washington, D.C. with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public-school system.

For full consideration, applicants must apply complete the online application at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F370AZ; and upload a cover letter, CV, a statement on diversity and inclusive excellence experience (to be attached as 'other document'), and a list of three professional references with contact information. An official transcript will be required for an offer to be issued. For full consideration applicants must apply by January 31, 2019, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Michael Buschmann, Chair, Department of Bioengineering, at mbuschma@gmu.edu.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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