The George Mason University Department of Bioengineering, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for one or more renewable-term, non tenure-track, instructional positions, beginning Spring 2023 or Fall 2023. 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.
Responsibilities include teaching core undergraduate and graduate courses in bioengineering, developing electives in accordance with their area of expertise, advise students and mentor senior design teams, and service duties associated with the department’s degree programs.
Applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor must have received a PhD in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field by the start date of the position. Applicants who have received an MS in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field by the start date of the position, will be considered for Instructor positions. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Applicants at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have interests in outreach, curriculum development, and significant experience in an academic setting in teaching for at least six years post PhD.
Applicants in all areas of bioengineering/biomedical engineering will be given serious consideration. The candidate must have experience on one or more of our research pillars: biomedical imaging and devices, computational biomedicine, biomaterials and nanomedicine, and neurotechnology and computational neuroscience. We are particularly interested in candidates to teach in the areas of biomechanics, biomaterials, computational biomedicine, physiological modelling, bioinstrumentation, electronics, and imaging. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD, teaching experience, and a record of peer-reviewed publications. Administrative and/or managerial experience is a plus. The department and the Institute place a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.
About the Department:
Mason’s Department of Bioengineering, https://bioengineering.gmu.edu, has 13 faculty members whose research can be divided into four pillars: biomedical imaging and devices, computational biomedicine, biomaterials and nanomedicine, and neurotechnology and computational neuroscience. Newly constructed research facilities in these focus areas opened in 2018. Bioengineering faculty research is funded by a number of federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. These agencies and other sources bring the department’s active research funding total to more than $20 million. Undergraduate enrollment in the thriving ABET-accredited undergraduate program totals more than 210 students. A relatively new, rapidly growing PhD program and a new master’s program (launched in 2018) complete the academic offerings. 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 and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Institute.
Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here
The College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.
George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, 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.
In conjunction with Amazon’s decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate plans to increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university’s exciting plans are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a 360,000 square foot building–Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason’s transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world’s grand challenges.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F682AZ at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter summarizing your teaching experience and why you are ideally qualified for this instructional faculty position; a statement of professional goals including your perspective on teaching and research (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), a complete CV with publications, a statement on what diversity and inclusion means to you (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), and the names of three professional references with contact information. The review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.