Director of Bioengineering Program
Duquesne University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Bioengineering Program. We seek a candidate capable of providing academic and administrative leadership for creation of a new academic unit and degree programs in Bioengineering, which will be the first engineering discipline launched at Duquesne. The Program Director will report directly to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and be responsible for all aspects of forming and administration of Bioengineering at the university, including faculty and staff recruitment and hiring, curricular planning and development of an initial B.S. Bioengineering degree program, program budgeting, and planning and renovation of space for classrooms and labs. The Director also will be responsible for preparing the B.S. Bioengineering program for eventual ABET accreditation, including implementation of appropriate program assessment and evaluation processes.
The Director will be a visionary and entrepreneurial leader who holds a terminal doctoral degree in either bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or in a closely related field of engineering such as mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering. If the terminal degree is not in bioengineering or biomedical engineering, the candidate must have a working knowledge of and experience in bioengineering or biomedical engineering.
The successful candidate should possess a record of scholarship appropriate for appointment at least as a tenured Associate Professor, or for appointment as a non-tenured Executive Faculty member. Prior experience in building and/or development of similar programs at the level of chair or program director is a plus. Candidates for the position should be successful scholars and teachers who possess an understanding of the academic process and who are committed to excellence in education and research.
Candidates must be committed to the University's Catholic, Spiritan mission and be prepared to lead near-term and future Bioengineering program development. Finally, it is expected that the successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and will have a commitment to collaboration across the university and with local and regional constituents, including medical device, biotechnology, and health care industries and institutions.
Nominations and expressions of interest will be treated in confidence and should consist of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Complete applications may be forwarded to the address below or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Director of Bioengineering Search
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Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.