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Lecturer, Full-Time - Temporary (Bioengineering)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Bioengineering (SOM)

Title: Lecturer, Full-Time - Temporary (Bioengineering)

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Position Description

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, School of Medicine and College of Engineering is seeking a full-time Lecturer with an anticipated start date of summer or fall 2023. Faculty in Bioengineering (Medicine) have an annual service period of 12 months [July 1-June 30].  The UW may renew the Lecturer position for up to two one-year appointments.  

The base salary range for this position will be $5,000 - $8,750 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 

In UW Bioengineering, we are bound by a belief that diversity, health innovation, and social justice are inseparable. Each is impossible without the other. Thus, we encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with the department’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.  

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for teaching and mentoring, and experience teaching theory, laboratory practices, and biomedical engineering design skills to undergraduate and graduate students. The full-time Lecturer will be responsible for organizing and leading courses in the BioE undergraduate program and the Master of Applied Bioengineering program. Candidates who are available less than full time are welcome to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Such part-time applicants should indicate their teaching interests and available time commitment. The Lecturer’s activities will be integrated with the overall UW Bioengineering educational program and include close collaboration with tenure-track faculty on course development and delivery. Support in the form of facilities, supplies, and teaching assistance will be provided consistent with support for all faculty instructors.   

Candidates are encouraged to refer to the UW Bioengineering website for details on the Master of Applied Bioengineering program and the undergraduate Bioengineering major.


Minimum: MS (or foreign equivalent degree) in a relevant field at the time of hire. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, experience teaching at the college level including course development and instruction, and experience leading and collaborating with a team. 


PhD or MD degree (or foreign equivalent degree). 

Experience with one or more of the following: instrumentation, signal processing, engineering computation (MATLAB/Python, LabVIEW), prosthetic devices, device fabrication, electromechanical systems, and fluidic systems.  Experience with classroom teaching, the Biodesign process, medical entrepreneurship, or with nanoscale/molecular engineering and biomaterials is also desirable. 


Please apply online at with a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, a statement of commitment to diversity*, and the contact information of at least four references. Complete applications received by February 28, 2023, will be given preferred consideration. Open positions are contingent on funding. Questions can be sent to

* For your diversity statement, please describe how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from diverse racial, ethnic, class, and gender backgrounds. (500-750 words.)

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Commitment to Diversity

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