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Biomedical Engineering Lecturer Pool

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Closing date
May 16, 2024
Department Summary

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at SJSU is home to dynamic BS BME and MS BME programs. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we have developed strong ties and long-standing collaborations with the diverse array of biomedical engineering industries that surround us. While most of our students stay in Silicon Valley upon graduation and contribute actively to the dynamic growth in the Bay Area, a significant portion of our students have enjoyed successful careers around the country and elsewhere. Our rigorous BS and MS curricula were developed in close consultation with our Industry Advisory Council to ensure that our graduates are industry-ready. Many of our classes benefit immensely from the contributions of industry experts who engage our students, share their practical experiences, and frequently teach some of our classes.

The reputation of our educational programs for providing a unique practical approach built on a strong academic foundation continues to attract students. Student enrollment in our BS and MS programs has increased significantly since the department's inception, with a current total student population of approximately 450. Many of our students are engaged in academic research with faculty in their research labs or work on projects with industry in various capacities.

The full time faculty are all active researchers and continue to successfully attract major funding from federal institutions such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and others. The range of their research interests spans advanced biomaterials, orthopedic applications, 3D printing, microfluidic devices for diagnostics, nanotechnology for drug delivery, and cardiovascular devices, among others.

More information about the SJSU Biomedical Engineering Department can be found at:

Brief Description of Duties

Lecturers in the Biomedical Engineering Department are generally employed on an as-needed basis, to teach one or more classes, including labs. Lecturers are expected to have expertise in the subject matter of the class or lab that they are employed to teach. The regular duties of the lecturer include:

Develop all necessary course materials, including but not limited to course syllabus, lecture notes, slides and handouts, practice problems, assessment tools (e.g. quizzes, exam problems and questions).
Plan and deliver lectures, seminars, and tutorials, in accordance with standard SJSU practices.
If applicable, coordinate the activities of the lab teaching assistants and instructional student assistants.
Grade course assignments, examinations and project reports, and assigning of appropriate grades in a timely manner at the end of the semester.
Demonstrate awareness of and address the needs of a student population of great diversity-including age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation-through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Organize classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).
All classes must be offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester or term, in the mode assigned and listed in the schedule of classes (i.e., asynchronous, synchronous, bichronous, in-person, or hybrid).
Be available to meet with students during weekly office hours.
Enforce academic policies in the assigned course, such as academic integrity violations, and report violations.
Post the final grades in a timely manner at the end of the semester.

The applicant must be committed to teaching at the highest academic and professional caliber, and maintain a student-centric approach at all times, thus contributing to the development of students as productive, responsible, and caring citizens of the world. In particular, applicants must have a strong commitment to: (a) teaching and working with a diverse population of students at the undergraduate and graduate (MS) levels, (b) curricular innovation to complement and further advance the Biomedical Engineering Department's programs, and (c) laboratory development that will enhance the quality of education and research. Development of externally funded research programs and laboratory capabilities are encouraged.

Required Qualifications

Candidates are expected to have earned at least a MS degree in Biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline.

Expertise in biomedical electronics, bioinstrumentation, biomedical and clinical imaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical device design and/or manufacturing, or other areas closely related to biomedical engineering is required.

Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications

A PhD degree and/or several years of relevant industry or research experience.
An ability to evaluate adult learners, as demonstrated for instance by evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work.


Compensation and salary range placement are determined by qualifications and experience. To learn more about range placement, please see University Policy .
Anticipated starting salary:
L-A / - $4530 - $5300
L-B / - $5405 - $6300
L-C / - $6190 - $6800
L-D / - $7794 - $8250
Range salaries above are the anticipated monthly salary rate of full-time AY faculty--part-time rates are prorated. There are 6 monthly payments per semester (full-time AY annual salary = rate x 12). See the for more information.

Application Procedure

This is a continuing open position. Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

Cover Letter
List of at least three (3) or as many as five (5) references
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Brief Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, courses you are qualified to teach

Employment Conditions

Faculty employees must complete CSU employee training as assigned and required based on their role (e.g., preventing discrimination and harassment, gender equity and Title IX, health and safety). Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, the faculty member in this position will subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). Individuals designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and to complete Clery Act training as determined by the University Clery Director. Questions regarding CSA designation and training can be sent to the Clery Director at . The President may recommend or require compliance with safety measures that decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allows the core mission and activities of the campus to continue.

Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California and requires commuting to the campus. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are conditional, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

San Jose State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley-one of the most innovative and diverse regions in the world- is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. Recognized as a national leader in transformative higher education, San Jose State University is an essential contributor to the economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU ranks high nationally in research funding and is second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, combined with world-class scholarship, student-centered learning opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary programs, allows SJSU to provide transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and globally.
San Jose State enrolls more than 36,000 students - many are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university's commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San Jose State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and community can benefit from different and divergent cultural and identity perspectives.

Equal Employment Statement

San Jose State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Caste, Color, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military Status, Nationality, Race, Religion, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran Status. This policy applies to all San Jose State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San Jose State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San Jose State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at
Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

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