The Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, located in Houston, TX, seeks applications for a creative and motivated individual for the position of Director of the Masters in Bioengineering – Global Medical Innovation Program, with a start date of summer 2018. The Global Medical Innovation (GMI) program (gmi.rice.edu) is one track within our suite of professional masters programs leading to the Master in Bioengineering (MBE). GMI is an intensive program designed to educate and train engineers for careers in medical technology through education in innovation, emerging-market design projects, and internships. The track builds on Rice’s top-ranked bioengineering programs, its award-winning design facilities at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, the successful history of innovation in the developing world with Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health Technologies, and strong collaborations with the Texas Medical Center.
We encourage applications from PhD or MD graduates with an interest in teaching and in working with collaborators in the Texas Medical Center and the medical device industry. The GMI Director is a non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. For applicants who are interested in long-term growth in the teaching professions, Rice also offers a new Teaching Professor track.
The individual would be fully engaged in the GMI degree program. Candidates must have completed a PhD or MD with experience in bioengineering/biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering. Experience working with the medical device industry is preferred.
The position has specific responsibilities:
1. Teach two year-long course sequences in Medical Technology Innovation and Design
2. Oversee a year-long Industry Seminar Series
3. Oversee a summer internship experience for the GMI students in Costa Rica, involving collaboration with local universities and clinicians to develop design projects as well as a global industry internship working in a medical device company
4. Serve as an industry liaison for undergraduate and graduate students to promote internship and career opportunities
5. Coordinate school-wide programs with the Director of Professional Science and Engineering Masters Programs (i.e., seminars, recruitment, assessment)
Education Required: PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Specify Concentration / Degree Type
Candidates must have completed a PhD or MD with experience in bioengineering/biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering.
The Rice University Department of Bioengineering has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation for more than a decade. Rice has graduated more than 100 MBE students to date. The GMI program has successfully placed graduates in coveted jobs within medical device and biotechnology companies, and is currently in an expansion phase. Our educational and research endeavors are enhanced by Rice’s close proximity to the Texas Medical Center.
Rice is located in the center of Houston, Texas, the nation’s 4th largest metropolitan area. Houston is an unstoppable city that offers affordable housing, a tremendously diverse population, over 11,000 restaurants, a thriving arts and museum culture, and the 2017 World Series Champions!
How to apply
To apply, attach (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a summary of your experience with teaching, leadership, and innovation; (3) a statement of your vision for expansion of the GMI program; and contact information for at least three references.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Requisition Number: F18042
Desired Start Date: 07/01/2018
Position Status: Full-Time: 9 months
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Please note that letters of recommendation will be requested at the search committee’s discretion, not automatically upon application submission.