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Engineering Academic Coordinator, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

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  • Engineering Academic Coordinator, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

    The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the world’s first engineering focused medical school dedicated to delivering the highest quality experience for all students. The Engineering Academic Coordinator in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine is responsible for continually developing and improving the engineering components of our curriculum to respond to ever evolving technology and innovation and will infuse key engineering concepts throughout the four-year curriculum. This position will entail working with a wide variety of faculty to help plan, develop, test, and deploy novel course offerings throughout the calendar year. This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits eligible, Academic Professional position that will report to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. The individual selected to hold this administrative position may qualify for faculty status within the medical college, and if so, may be considered for a concurrent zero percent, unpaid, non-tenured, faculty appointment.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

    Responsibilities and Duties of the position: Responsible for coordinating engineering curricular content housed within the college. This includes: • Collaborating with college leadership and faculty in the strategic design, development and evaluation of engineering content to meet the needs of the medical education curriculum. • Provide support for all engineering content including oversight of facilities, materials, resources, and supplies; and, participate in budget planning activities. • Provide guidance to faculty, staff and students regarding all aspects of resource utilization including training and use of complex and highly specialized equipment and protocols. • Coordinate with Jump Simulation Center leadership and staff for activities occurring in that facility related to the engineering components of the curriculum. Provide support to Capstone, Data Science, and IDEA (Innovation, Design, and Engineering Analysis) courses for students. Assist faculty members running Capstone, Data Science, and IDEA project courses, supporting an interdisciplinary team of students and professionals in order to develop and deliver engineering solutions to clinical and healthcare challenges. • Assist engineering faculty course co-directors with creation of and quality control of assessment items. • Review and grade student work to assess student progress; evaluate student achievement relative to individual and group academic outcomes.

    Additional Responsibilities: Support the educational mission of the college, maintaining appropriate confidentiality of information and materials, in accordance with related student and patient regulations, such as FERPA and HIPAA. • Work closely with the Associate Dean and senior leadership to prepare supporting documentation as required for Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships; work cooperatively and collegially with others in a manner consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect; support and engage in equal employment opportunity principles, rules, and regulations. • Participate in appropriate national organizations to keep abreast of new concepts to provide optimal and continually updated technologies and service to the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s needs. • Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion within the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine. • Champion positive inter-professional relationships bridging the college’s private/public organization and missions. • Occasional travel may be required.

    Required education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or closely related field. Degrees in fields including education, health care, or similar areas are acceptable if accompanied by a second degree (Bachelors, Masters or PhD) in engineering or a closely related field.

    Preferred education: Master's degree or PhD

    Required experience: ● Minimum of 2 years of progressive experience in a professional setting, preferably in education, engineering or a related area. Experience obtained while working towards a PhD may be considered if relevant and progressive. ● Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills will be essential to the functions of the position. ● Familiarity with common tools such as Microsoft Office and Box/Dropbox will be expected daily ● Evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills that incorporate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to effectively cultivate relationships.

    Preferred experience: ● Experience in a medical school or university engineering environment. ● Instructional experience (classroom, lab or field). ● Leadership experience, especially team based leadership ● Familiarity with research and development methods ● Intermediate programming experience in one or more of the following: Python, Matlab, R, C/C++, Java ● Experience with CAD, one or more of the following Solidworks, Fusion 360, AutoDesk, ProE, Rhinoceros, Blender ● Knowledge of student and patient privacy regulations (FERPA, HIPAA, etc.).

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: ● Must be willing to learn all aspects of the college’s operational and strategic objectives. ● Ability to maintain the highest standards regarding confidentiality of all student and curriculum related information. ● Ability to work on multiple projects and successfully establish priorities, with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. ● Strong ability to work independently and collaboratively, and, demonstrate initiative and good judgement in order to analyze and investigate a variety of questions and problems.

    Procedure for candidacy: For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visit

    For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than July 10th, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process: 1. Submit the Staff Vacancy Application 2. Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form 3. Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), contact information of three professional references.

    For more information regarding the application process, please contact Carle Illinois College of Medicine Human Resources at

    Manuel Hernandez
    Assistant Professor
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign