Director. Biomedical Engineering Program
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) invites applications for an anticipated Director to lead a newly established Biomedical Engineering program. As a dynamic and innovative leader, the new Director will set a new vision for the Biomedical Engineering program to advance education, enrollment management, expansion of research opportunities, and industrial partnerships. The successful candidate will have a solid record of accomplishments in terms of publications, externally funded research program, and engaging leadership. The Director will report to the Dean of the CEET and the appointment is expected to be made at the rank of Associate or Professor.

Position Description: This administrative, teaching, and scholarly appointment will begin July 1, 2019. The Director is responsible for leading and administering the baccalaureate program in Biomedical Engineering and executing and facilitating all program administrative, financial, and planning functions, including faculty and staff hiring and supervision, workload assignment, tenure and promotion evaluations, regular faculty and staff evaluations, and enforcement of university, college, and departmental policies and procedures. The successful applicant will also develop and enhance industrial contacts and initiatives, facilitate grant and contract activities, be an advocate for the department, oversee enrollment management, advise students, teach undergraduate or graduate courses as needed, and serve as a member of the senior leadership team of the college. In addition, this position will be responsible for establishing and executing a successful pathway to ABET accreditation. There are more than 70 students who currently seek emphasis in Biomedical engineering and this position will be critically responsive to the growing educational, project, and research needs of these students. Demonstrated commitment to equity and a successful working history with diversity is highly desirable.

Successful applicants for the Director position are required to hold a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, or a closely related field in engineering with related teaching interests and research experiences in, but not limited to, advanced biomedical sensors, advanced biomaterials, or advanced tissue. Excellent and proven leadership skills, with experience directing and managing faculty and staff in a collaborative and transparent manner is required. An understanding of, and involvement in, the ABET accreditation process is required. Academic qualifications for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor is required.

The ABET-accredited College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is one of the University’s distinctive strengths. The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has areas of enrollment growth, a committed and talented faculty, and a loyal alumni base in the Chicago area and beyond.

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, the newest college at Northern Illinois University, was founded in 1985. It has grown into a highly regarded college with quality programs delivered by excellent faculty who are dedicated to delivering a dynamic and innovative curriculum. The DeKalb campus, regional campuses and online programs serve more than 1,460 undergraduate and 250 graduate students enrolled in the college.

Six strong discipline-based academic programs compose the College: biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics engineering, and engineering technology. The College offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as several graduate certificates. Program diversity serves a broad range of students interested in professional engineering and technology careers.

NIU has over 18,000 students and is located approximately 65 miles west of Chicago. NIU’s vision is to be the premier student-centered, research-focused public university in the Midwest contributing to the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of the people of the region, the state, the nation, and the world. To further support that vision, the College of Engineering & Engineering Technology is currently applying for Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial & Systems Engineering. In addition, the College has been approved to offer a B.S. degree in Mechatronics Engineering.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at: Review of applications will begin on 1/15/2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions contact: Mia Hannon,

Applications should include a cover letter, a personal vision statement, curriculum vitae, and the names, affiliations, phone numbers and email addresses of four current professional references. The vision statement should clearly indicate how the applicant’s leadership can elevate the research and teaching in the program to national prominence.

For applicants holding Ph.D. degrees from non-U.S. academic institution(s): Degree credentials (i.e., transcripts and other academic records) that do not conform to standard U.S. format must undergo a course-by-course evaluation by the World Evaluation Services (WES), or another organization approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, as part of the application packet. Also, if the official transcript(s) and other academic records are not in English, then they must be accompanied by a notarized translation. All costs associated with the evaluation service and notarization is covered by the applicant.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document from upon hire.

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Contact Information
Mia Hannon
Northern Illinois University
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
DeKalb, 60115