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Department of Bioengineering Adjunct Faculty

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

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Department of Bioengineering Adjunct Faculty 10000090 Fairfax, Virginia Adjunct Faculty Opening on: Nov 6 2023Add to favoritesFavorited View favoritesDepartment: Col of Engineering and Computing
Job Category: Adjunct Faculty

Job Type: Part-Time

Location: Fairfax

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the Department:

Mason's Bioengineering department has 12 faculty members in four research pillars: biomedical imaging and devices, computational biomedicine, biomaterials and nanomedicine, neurotechnology and computational neuroscience. Newly constructed research facilities in these focus areas opened in 2018. Bioengineering faculty research is funded by several federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with over $20 million in active research funding. The department has a thriving ABET-accredited undergraduate program with over 250 undergraduate students, and over 50 graduate students, divided between MS and PhD. The department has several growing partnerships with regional centers such as the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH which includes the Center for Surgery and Bioengineering Research (CSBR) and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Institute (GBRI).

About the Position:

Adjunct faculty members are needed to teach required and elective course(s) in bioengineering, most specifically introduction to bioengineering, imaging, bioinstrumentation, biomechanics and transport and computational methods. Courses are offered on the Fairfax campus during daytime or evening hours.

Expertise in the following course(s) are particularly needed:
  • BENG 214 - Physiology for Engineers
  • BENG 240 - Biomaterials
  • BENG 241 - Biomaterials and Biomechanics Lab
  • BENG 320 - Bioengineering Signals and Systems
  • BENG 330 - Computational Methods
  • BENG 331 - Computational Methods in Bioengineering Lab
  • BENG 360 - Biomedical Imaging
  • BENG 370 - Bioinstrumentation and Devices I
  • BENG 391 - Bioengineering Professional Seminar
  • BENG 437/537 - Medical Image Processing
  • BENG 438/538 - Advanced Biomedical Imaging
  • BENG 435/535 - Multi-scale Modelling and Simulation in Biomedicine

  • Prepare and teach assigned courses at assigned class meetings, based on course catalog description and approved course outline;
  • Prepare and objectively grade class assignments and exams within a timely manner, in accordance with course outcomes;
  • Maintain accurate, transparent student records;
  • Assist and foster student success through the maintenance of regularly scheduled office hours and timely responses to e-mail inquiries;
  • Adhere to all administrative university policies such as the timely submission of completed midterm and final grades;
  • Maintain appropriate professional development to stay current within assigned courses;
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; and
  • Other duties as assigned by contract and/or by the chair or associate chair including assessing course(s) taught for continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications:
  • Applicants must have earned a master's degree by the start of this position in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field; and
  • Applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree in Bioengineering or related field;
  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level;
  • Teaching and/or professional expertise in one or more of the following areas: clinical biomedical engineering, bioinstrumentation, imaging, computational biomedicine, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biotechnology, nanomedicine, biomechanics, bioinformatics, biomedical signal processing, and physiological modeling; and
  • Experience with a learning management system, preferably Blackboard.

Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for the Department of Bioengineering Adjunct Faculty at; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: November 6, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by: August 30, 2024

Open Until Filled?: Yes
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 a new 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 more than 10,800 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 305 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 97 are tenured, 66 are tenure-track, 90 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended $65 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and has projects with over $120 million in current and anticipated awards. The College stands out for its leading research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College encourages multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines.

George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 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 has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides 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. The region 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 its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university 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 planned 400,000 square foot building that will house the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate the university's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

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