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Professor of the Practice or Lecturer at Georgia Tech

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, ( a joint department between Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering and Emory University’s School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA), invites applications for non-tenure track faculty positions of professor of the practice and lecturer. These positions will be appointed through and located at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Successful candidates should have demonstrated professional experience in the field of biomedical engineering innovation in one or more areas such as design, business/product development, FDA and ISO regulatory requirements, and quality systems. Essential for this position is the ability to teach existing and/or develop new courses in this field in the department’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs. Such courses could include introductory and capstone design, regulatory affairs, medical device development, project management, mobile and AI/ML-enabled medical devices, quality engineering and design for manufacturability.

These positions involve working closely with students, physicians, and medical device companies on healthcare-focused projects. Additional responsibilities include involvement in the development and cultivation of collaborative opportunities between the department’s key industry and healthcare partners. There are also opportunities to mentor entrepreneurial students who are passionate about commercializing their ideas.

A successful candidate will have strong leadership qualities and an ability to successfully interact and communicate with students, faculty, healthcare and industry professionals. A demonstrable network of contacts in the life sciences or medical device industry is a plus.

Candidates for a lecturer position should hold at least a master’s degree in engineering (or closely related field) and a minimum of 5 years of cumulative experience in the field. Candidates with at least 10 years of such experience with a track record of industry leadership roles are eligible for positions carrying the professor of the practice title.

Located in Atlanta, The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University has a student body of 1,200 undergraduates, 260 graduate students, and 70 primary and 73 program faculty. Since its beginning, the unique partnership between two of the nation's leading public and private entities has been an innovation engine for research and education. Together, we are focused on solving some of the toughest problems facing our state, the nation, and the world. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who promote equity, diversity, and inclusion on our campuses. We strive to create and maintain an environment that values and respects our individual and communal differences, and to support a healthy work-life balance.

Salary: The salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application describing how their educational background and professional experience will contribute to the Department’s educational programs (; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of

education interests addressing teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, not to exceed 1 page; (4) a statement describing their understanding of, prior engagement and vision for creating inclusive environments in the laboratory, classroom, and community to support DEI, not to exceed 1 page; and (5) the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted via the Georgia Tech’s Application Website. For inquiries, please contact the BME Search Committee (

Applications will be considered starting immediately on a rolling basis. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2022.

Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s greatest strengths and one of the major priorities identified in our strategic plan. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We believe that diversity includes the individual differences among people from differing social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds, gender, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical outlooks, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, expectations, physical abilities, and aspirations. Each of these characteristics, both singularly and in combination, contributes to the richness of the Georgia Tech community. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

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