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Fall 2017 | Post Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Engineering Education – International Teaching Experience

We are seeking two post doctoral teaching fellows for a new collaboration between the University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Biomedical Engineering and Shantou University (Shantou, Guangdong Province, China). This “train the trainer” engineering education collaboration will lead to the development of the next generation, experiential biomedical engineering curriculum to meet 21st century challenges.

The primary responsibilities include learning how to develop and teach experiential undergraduate courses through active participation in U-M Center for Research in Learning and Teaching (CRLT) programming and the U-M BME Instructional Incubator. Fellows will be mentored by U-M instructors on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus and then travel to Shantou University, where they will lead the development and launch of similar courses for the new Shantou University Biomedical Engineering Program. The goal of this collaboration is to introduce innovative, evidence based pedagogical practices into the Shantou classroom.

The fellows will be responsible for contributing to the development of course materials and developing assessment materials, holding office hours, grading, managing and class projects. Teaching will be in English.

The fellows will also contribute to designing education research studies that evaluate the evolution of the introduction of experiential instruction in the Shantou curriculum, collecting data, data analysis and drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication. Fellows will participate in collaborative meetings between instructors at U-M and Shantou University.

The project leadership includes U-M Professors Aileen Huang-Saad and Jan Stegemann. The fellows will be located at University of Michigan and Shantou University, shadowing U-M instructors in the classroom and launching U-M based curriculum at Shantou University. Successful fellows will have an opportunity to transition into a tenure track position at Shantou University.

Required: PhD degree in engineering from an accredited institution, related to biomedical engineering, or equivalent college teaching experience of biomedical engineering. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently and desire to teach in hiring education.

Desired: Demonstrated experience with college level instruction and/or engineering design as evidenced by evaluations; strong oral and written communication skills. Teaching will be in English, although Chinese language competency would be helpful.

Applicants should submit letter of interest, vita, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and list of three references to aileenhs@umich.edu. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit some type of media that demonstrates their teaching (e.g. link to video of the applicant teaching or an example of an instructional intervention designed by the applicant). Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. The start date is negotiable between September and December 2017.

Background Screening: The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Fall 2018 | PhD in Biomedical Engineering with Emphasis in Engineering Education

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan invites applications for its initiative in Engineering Education. This program is part of College of Engineering’s recent initiative to become national leaders in the growing field of engineering education.

A PhD in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in engineering education provides an avenue for biomedical engineering students to pursue scholarly discipline-based education research in various aspects of biomedical engineering education including but not limited to entrepreneurship engineering education, faculty development, undergraduate teaching and learning, increasing student engagement, student recruitment, transforming engineering education and retention and new biomedical curriculum/pedagogical development. It equips students with the ability to conduct independent engineering education research by using rigorous educational research methods, engineering content knowledge and advances in understanding student learning.  

The program is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers in teaching and research faculty positions, education policy, academic administration, government agencies and corporate training. For admission eligibility, all candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a strong academic record and be capable of completing a biomedical engineering master’s degree. Ideal candidates have had experience putting engineering course content into practice through industry or research experience, are detail oriented, and are interested impacting change in engineering higher education. Applicants should apply for a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering through the U-M Rackham Graduate School (http://bme.umich.edu/academics/student-resources/apply/).

Questions can be directed to Aileen Huang-Saad, Ph.D., MBA, aileenhs@umich.edu.