Faculty Lecturer position – McGill, Department of Bioengineering
The Department of Bioengineering invites applications for a full-time, 2-year contract, with the possibility of extension -Faculty Lecturer position with the expertise to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in bioengineering. The expected appointment start date is August 22, 2022. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.
Established in 2012, the Department of Bioengineering (Department of Bioengineering – McGill University) is the newest department to join McGill University’s renowned Faculty of Engineering. The Department focuses on three major streams of knowledge: biological materials, mechanics, and sensing; biomolecular, cellular, and tissue engineering; and biological information and computational bioengineering. Candidates with demonstrated achievements in biological information or computational bioengineering will be preferred.
The Department is committed to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels and values service to the Department, the Faculty, and the University as well as service to the profession and society at large.
The successful candidate will play a leading role in teaching Bioengineering undergraduate and graduate courses.
Please refer to https://www.mcgill.ca/bioengineering/studies for a complete listing of the courses offered by the Department of Bioengineering.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties performed by the Faculty Lecturer-include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Contribute to the development and delivery of the undergraduate and graduate courses and programs
- Teach credit courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level – a minimum of 15 credits per academic year, and identify appropriate assessment tools for each course
- Ensure that course content and delivery maintain high academic standards
- Implement equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) considerations in teaching and learning activities
- Review course evaluations and identify and propose areas of improvement
- Ensure that university and department policies, guidelines, and procedures are met
- Serve on the departmental Program Committee and on other committees as needed.
- Participate in communication with appropriate professional associations and business organizations to ensure that departmental programs are in alignment with industry needs
- Support and be involved in other activities or projects as required, e.g., grant applications, supervision of teaching labs
Education/ Experience required
- Candidates must have a PhD in Life Sciences or Engineering (achievements in biological information or computational bioengineering will be preferred)
- Evidence of experience in outstanding teaching activities at university level
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in industry, public sector, or academia
- Membership or eligibility for the membership in a Canadian professional engineering association
- Demonstrated skills in educational needs assessment and all aspects of program development and delivery
- Demonstrated strong organizational skills
- Interest and demonstrated ability to keep abreast of advances in the field of Life Sciences and Engineering
- Dedication to an environment that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion to address in their application their ability to teach and mentor in this context
- Strong record of scientific contributions
Job Type: Contract Academic Staff
Rank: Faculty Lecturer
Length of Appointment: 2 years ( with the possibility of extension)
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posting Period: Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication of this advertisement.
The following supporting documents are required:
- Cover letter summarizing relevant educational background and work experience
- Statement of Teaching Approach
- A curriculum vitae
- The name and title of three referees along with contact information.
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McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
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