|Title:||Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical/ Biomedical Engineering|
|Department:||School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS)|
Number of Vacancies: 1
Area of Consideration: Open to the Public
Position Status: Full-Time, Temporary
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Commensurate with rank and experience
Salary Range: $42,974 - $66,000
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20008
Brief Description of Duties
The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is a comprehensive urban land-grant institution and is classified as a Historically Black College and University. UDC is the only public university in Washington, DC. The University aims to offer a comprehensive quality post-secondary education that is affordable to DC residents at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. Within the UDC School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, we offer ABET accredited programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Computer Science & Information Technology. Also, UDC is one of only a few HBCUs to offer a Biomedical Engineering degree program.
The Biomedical Engineering Program, housed within the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UDC, seeks applications for one Visiting Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, with a Biomedical Engineering focus, beginning in Winter 2019. This is a non-tenure track position. The incumbent must have a strong record of research, teaching and scholarly activities. We are particularly interested in candidates with research experiences in the area of Rehabilitation Engineering, but we are open to candidate expertise in other areas of Biomedical Engineering as well. The successful candidate must have exceptional interpersonal communication and management skills necessary to promote programs to sustain strong student interest. Candidates should also have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with ABET accreditation is preferred. Though not required, preference may be given to applicants with postdoctoral experience. Applications from women and ethnic minorities are encouraged.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Faculty duties include working closely with the Biomedical Engineering Program Director conducting high-quality research within the Center for Biomechanical & Rehabilitation Engineering, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, participating in and developing externally funded research projects, and performing other relevant academic duties. Successful applicants will be required to support the land-grant research mission of the university by providing efficient solutions to transportation problems of the District of Columbia.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Must have an earned doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related field
- Must have a strong record of research, teaching and scholarly activities
- Faculty duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate students, conducting high-quality research by collaborating closely with the Biomedical Engineering Program Director, participating in and developing externally funded research projects, and performing academic duties, university services, and professional services
- Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication, financial management and problem-solving skills
- Knowledgeable of the best models and practices available to encourage student success. This will require regular research in this area, specific training, as necessary, involvement in relevant forums and conferences and regular reading of higher education news sources
- Ability to exercise, initiative and creativity in implementing responsibilities
- Commitment to working in a collaborative environment with other team members. The successful applicant will work closely with the Biomedical Engineering Program Director, however, they will also work alongside other faculty members within the School and Department
- Strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, as well as research. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with ABET accreditation is preferred, but not required
- Dedication to students, commitment to excellence in creating and providing student support services and ensuring student success
- Exceptional interpersonal communication and management skills
Information to Applicant
Condition of Employment: Temporary employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.
Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.
Employment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia's retirement plan (TIAA).
Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This job is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/.