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Lecturer, Full-Time - Temporary (Design Instructor)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Bioengineering (SOM)

Title: Lecturer, Full-Time - Temporary (Design Instructor)

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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 design instructor. This position is a one-year appointment as full-time Lecturer with an anticipated start date of fall 2022. The design instructor will gain valuable experience with the possibility of up to two one-year renewal appointments. Faculty in Bioengineering (Medicine) have an annual service period of 12 months [July 1-June 30].

In Bioengineering, we are bound by a belief that diversity, health innovation, and social justice are inseparable. Each are 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.

About the Master of Applied Bioengineering

The Master of Applied Bioengineering (MAB) is a nine-month, full time professional master’s degree program. The program trains students to apply engineering design to address today’s clinical challenges and fulfill the market-based demands of industry and medicine for biotechnology.  Students collaborate with world-class faculty from UW and UW Medicine, and local industry partners to transform biomedical research into technologies for improving patient care. Graduates have in-demand skills for work in biomedical industry and translational research.

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for teaching and mentoring. The Design Instructor is responsible for organizing and leading five courses that make up a nine-month series that is the core of the program:

  • Clinical rotations in which students identify and investigate unmet clinical needs. (One month)
  • Design series in which student teams select the most significant unmet needs and develop solutions for them. (Three academic quarters)
  • Full-time capstone design class in which the students finalize a solution to a need in teams. (Two months)

The design instructor will also be expected to lead professional development activities. This may include some or all of the following activities:

  • Mentor students and provide resources to support retention and promote student success.
  • Organize and lead professional development workshops
  • Provide career advising to students.



MS (or foreign equivalent degree) at the time of hire. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, candidates who have teaching experience at the graduate level, including course development and instruction.  


PhD or MD degree (or foreign equivalent degree). Experience with one or more of the following: instrumentation, signal processing, engineering computation (MATLAB, LabVIEW), prosthetic devices, device fabrication, electromechanical systems, and fluidic systems. Experience with classroom teaching, the Biodesign process, 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 August 15, 2022, 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.)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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