Job ID: 138086

Professor of Practice

George Washington University

  • Feb. 7, 2020
  • Professor of Practice
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • George Washington University
    Washington, D.C.
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 1, 2020
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The George Washington University invites applications for a specialized, non-tenure accruing contract faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) to begin as early as the Fall 2020 semester.

The GW Biomedical Engineering Department is committed to developing leaders in biomedical engineering; we are developing and implementing innovative, research-driven undergraduate and graduate curricula to support that mission. The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. program in Biomedical Engineering as well as a M.Eng. Program in Regulatory Biomedical Engineering (rBME), and M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Biomedical Engineering. The BME department was formed in 2014 and has experienced significant growth in all areas. This is an exciting opportunity for an engaged teaching-focused faculty member to make contributions to the continuing development of our already excellent educational programs.

We are specifically seeking a candidate to contribute to two primary goals: to expand our M.Eng. program in rBME, and to help teach our excellent capstone design program.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with local partners, including the FDA, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and others to expand and improve our relatively new M.Eng. program in Regulatory Biomedical Engineering. This will require excellent interpersonal and organizational skills to be effective.

The successful candidate will also co-lead a capstone design program in which student teams learn human-centric engineering design by working with community partners to define needs, create device or system input statements, and then design, implement, and test devices or systems to address those requirements. The successful candidate will work in a team-based teaching environment to: mentor capstone teams, lead problem-based skills sessions, and develop and grade assignments. They will implement project-based learning in and out of a classroom, and work with one or more of the following: circuit design, construction, and testing; embedded system design and implementation; mechanical CAD design and fabrication; or software development.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants for the Professor of Practice position must be highly effective classroom teachers who can demonstrate excellent educational leadership and organizational skills. They must have a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching as well as developing innovative teaching models and have the ability to help oversee an undergraduate program (advising, program oversight, and student support).

Applicants at the Professor of Practice level must provide examples of academic, scholarly, and educational success outside the classroom that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, significant advancements in engineering and engineering education. They must demonstrate commitment to educating a broad and diverse group of students and in working to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in engineering. A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, or a related area, by date of appointment is required.

Inquiries and Application:
To apply, please submit an online application at All applicants are required to submit the following items:

1. A cover letter;
2. A curriculum vitae;
3. A Statement of Teaching interests and philosophy;
4. Course Evaluations or Summaries and
5. Names and Contact Information for References.

Review of applications will begin on March 9, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. For more information about the BME department, please visit the department’s website at Specific technical questions about the position and the search process may be addressed by email to We request that applicants please refrain from directly contacting (emails, phone calls) any members of BME Department for inquiries about the search status.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

  • The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    With one of the highest percentages of women engineering students nationally, the School of Engineering and Applied Science is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional aspects of diversity to the university’s research, teaching and service missions.

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