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The Department of Biological Systems Engineering invites applications for a part-time instructor position for fall semester 2017 (August 10-December 24, 2017). The successful candidate will teach a senior-level course "Instrumentation for Biological Systems". The course includes both lecture and hands-on laboratory. The course has been taught previously; teaching materials, including laboratory exercises, and laboratory equipment are available. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to (1) select sensors for monitoring and controlling biological systems; (2) measure biological processes using thermocouples, thermistors, pressure transducers, flow meters, photo diodes and strain gauges; chromatography, electrophoresis and spectroscopy; (3) perform computer based data acquisition and data processing; and (5) determine relevant statistical parameters and estimate uncertainty in the biological system measured.
-B.S. and relevant experience, or M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant field of engineering, or other related field -Strong communication skills -Knowledge of instrumentation course topics
-Teaching experience in a university or college is preferred -Experience in laboratory instruction and/or work experience in the instrumentation field is preferred.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Part-time
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