Engineering, Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Non-Tenure Track

first_imgPosition Details Job TitleEngineering, Clinical Assistant Professor, BiomedicalEngineering, Non-Tenure Track Position TitleEngineering, Clinical Assistant Professor, BiomedicalEngineering, Non-Tenure Track Position Number Number of Vacancies Open Date11/24/2020 Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Posting Details The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or arelated discipline, as well as at least four years of full-timeindustry or government experience in medical device softwaredevelopment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (orclear potential for) distinguished student mentorship. Thecandidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and thegoals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No Close Date Duties and Responsibilities CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Job TypeFull-Time Location CodeCOLLEGE OF A&S – LSC (02100A) Department NameCOLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letterof interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement onteaching experience; and (4) a statement addressing past and/orpotential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body throughresearch, teaching and other channels and engaging a diversecommunity through scholarship and service. Applicants should alsoarrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared tospeak to their professional qualifications for this position,especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to besubmitted electronically to the above website (letter writers willreceive an electronic prompt from LUC ). Candidates may forwardadditional materials related to teaching excellence and samples ofscholarly publications to:Gail Baura, Ph.D., Search Committee ChairDepartment of EngineeringLoyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan RoadChicago, Illinois 60660Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2020 and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically assessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeedcenter_img Qualifications Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Working ConditionsNone Open Until FilledYes Position End Date The Department of Engineering in the College of Arts and Sciencesat Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applications for afull-time non-tenure-track position at the rank of ClinicalAssistant Professor for academic year 2021-22 with expertise inEngineering Design and Biomedical Engineering. The successfulcandidate will be joining a department with 7 full-time facultymembers and over 100 undergraduate majors. Engineering began tooffer its BS Engineering degree, with a specialization inbiomedical, computer, or environmental engineering, in fall of2015, and received ABET accreditation in August, 2020. It is thefirst U.S. engineering program to integrate engineering with socialjustice. For more information about the department, please visitits website at luc.edu/engineering.This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Ofspecial interest are candidates who can further the University’sefforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.The successful candidate will oversee and teach sections ofBiomedical Engineering capstone design courses, and will teachsections of medical device software development and coreengineering courses, with a 4/3 teaching load. All ENGR courses aretaught using mandatory active learning, with a maximum of 24students in each course section. Job Number85TBD FLSA StatusExempt Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14599 Organizational LocationPROVOST Physical DemandsNone Special Instructions to Applicants The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or arelated discipline, as well as at least four years of full-timeindustry or government experience in medical device softwaredevelopment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (orclear potential for) distinguished student mentorship. Thecandidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and thegoals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementResearch StatementWriting SampleScholarly PublicationsTeaching EvaluationsOther DocumentUnofficial TranscriptsMulti MediaResumeSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

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Organic sales rocket, but wheat shortages loom

first_imgbakery market was worth £42m in the year to November 2007, representing a small proportion of the total organic food market in the UK, which stands at £2bn.The new research, conducted by Leatherhead Food International, also found that organic bread is worth £26m, up 25.3% in the past year.The report, which was commissioned by ingredients supplier British Bakels, claimed that “significant expansion of the organic bread market could be held back by a lack of local wheat supplies”. Most organic wheat is imported from Canada, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan.”Bread lags behind other food products in terms of share of consumer spend,” said Paul Morrow, MD of British Bakels. “If we were to achieve the same share for organic bread of the retail market as the majority of other organic products, sales would virtually double.”The report found there has been limited activity in the organic cakes market. “Consumers shopping for cakes are more likely to base choices on convenience or indulgence than ethical concerns,” said the report.See 1 February, 2008, issue for more on the organic market.last_img read more

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Switzerland seeks to ban cantons from regional supervisory boards

first_imgThe Swiss federal government has published draft legislation aimed at preventing local governments from being represented on the boards of regional pension fund supervisors.The proposal runs counter to that of a parliamentary initiative on the subject and means that there is now “competition” between the two, according to Dominique Favre, director at As-So, the supervisory authority for occupational pensions in western Switzerland.The reform proposal, announced by the government last week, was presented mainly as “modernising” the first pillar, but it also touches on aspects of the second pillar.One of these includes provisions to “guarantee the independence of the regional supervisory authorities” by forbidding members of Swiss cantonal governments to sit on the authorities’ supervisory bodies. The government had previously said it would draft legislation on this and in so doing has effectively backed the position of the federal supervisory authority. The federal authority said having government officials from the cantons on regional supervisory authorities’ oversight boards was incompatible with the legal requirement that supervisory authorities be independent. Equally, the authority said, it was not good governance.There are seven regional occupational pension supervisory authorities in Switzerland. Some of these were formed by several cantons in a given region. The ones for western, eastern, and central Switzerland have representatives of the cantons’ executive on their board of directors. They disagree with the federal supervisory authority’s position.Fighting their corner is a member of Switzerland’s upper chamber of parliament, Alex Kuprecht, from the Swiss People’s Party. In June last year he called for an amendment to the law on occupational pensions to “reinforce the autonomy of the cantonal and regional bodies charged with supervising occupational pensions institutions”.As-So’s Favre claimed the government hoped Kuprecht’s initiative would fail, given it ran counter to the government’s reform suggestion. “We now have competition between the Kuprecht intiative and the government’s draft legislation, which is the result of the will of the federal supervisory authority,” he said.Kuprecht’s proposal was endorsed by the upper chamber’s social security and public health committee in November, and is scheduled to be discussed by the same committee in the lower house in May. It should go to parliament in the autumn, according to Favre.The federal government is consulting on its reform proposal until 13 July. Dealing mainly with matters of pension supervision, it is separate to Altersvorsorge 2020 (AV 2020), the major pensions reform package that was narrowly passed by parliament last month and will be voted on in a referendum in September.Favre said it had not been feasible for the government to include a rule about the composition of the regional supervisory authority boards in the AV2020 package given the latter’s focus, and said that it had instead found an opportunity to house it in the reform proposal it had been targeting to modify first pillar supervision.  According to the government, there are three main thrusts to this reform proposal. One involves adopting a forward-looking and risk-oriented approach to supervision of the first pillar fund and supplementary social security benefits. A second is for governance to be strengthened, and a third relates to standardising and updating information technology and data systems.Another second pillar aspect, besides that relating to the regional supervisory authorities, has to do with making more precise the tasks carried out by occupational pension “experts”.Read more about the AV2020 reform in the next IPE magazinelast_img read more

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Senator Leising talks Emotional Support Animals

first_imgOldenburg, In. — Over the last few years, I have received numerous constituent complaints regarding emotional support and service animal fraud. For example, airline passengers have tried to bring pets onto flights without paying fees, and tenants have taken advantage of apartment owners to get by no-pet policies.Recently, in Indiana, an apartment owner told me a tenant brought 2 cats and 10 rats to their apartment complex, stating they were needed for emotional support.After looking into the problem, I found these animals are largely regulated by the federal government. Service animals are regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act, emotional support animals are regulated by the Fair Housing Act, and animals on airlines are regulated by the Air Carrier Access Act.To begin addressing this issue at the state level, I focused on emotional support animal fraud. During the 2018 session, I authored Senate Enrolled Act 240, which allows individuals offering to rent or make available a dwelling to those with emotional support animals to request written proof of their need for the animal from a health service provider if their disability is not apparent.The bill also makes it a Class A infraction if an individual submits a request for an emotional support animal that falsely suggests they have a disability, entitling them to have the animal in a dwelling.Sally Irvin, the founder and program director of the Indiana Canine Assistant Network, supported my legislation, saying it will help assure the welfare of the public, people with disabilities and even their animals are protected.Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed SEA 240 into law. While this bill is a step in the right direction, passing other legislation may be difficult because of federal regulation. However, I will continue to look into the issue to see what else can be done at the state level.For more information on the legislation, click here.last_img read more

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Betclic spoofs Portugal’s stale Christmas advertising

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval July 3, 2020 Submit Related Articles Betclic aims for highest French profile with Ligue 1 betting partnership July 1, 2020 French online betting group Betclic has launched its new Portuguese market multi-media marketing campaign to promote its Christmas offerings whilst parodying Portugal’s stale holiday advertising period.Competing for airtime and attention against Portugal’s biggest retail brands, Betclic launches its ‘Jinglebet’ campaign produced by Lisbon creative marketing agency Coming Soon.Seeking to expand its profile and coverage within Portugal, this summer Betclic marketing appointed Coming Soon as its lead creative account, tasked with developing Betclic’s new brand identity for Portuguese audiences.Repositioning its brand, last August Betclic launched ‘Censored’ – the bookmaker’s first integrated campaign for Portugal featuring popular comedian António Raminhos poking fun at state-owned betting operator Placard’s limited digital offerings.Backing Coming Soon’s work, Ricardo Domingues, Head of Portugal at Betclic, said  “Betclic has a huge potential for communication, and for a few months now it has been trying to make a difference with out of the box campaigns that have worked very well with players. . I believe Coming Soon, which has provided the creativity of a team that has been working very well for so many years, is the right bet to continue our bold and differentiating positioning as well as brand growth.”Betclic’s new executive team has earmarked growth within Portugal as a key corporate directive, a market in which the bookmaker has operated since 2016 with limited presence.At present, Betclic is one of four international bookmakers who have maintained a presence in Portugal following the government’s 2016 gambling reforms which saw a number of operators leave the market after the introduction of an ‘unworkable’ 8-16% tiered betting turnover tax.last_img read more

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Chelsea’s Morata to join Atletico Madrid on permanent deal

first_imgHe had to share striking responsibilities with Olivier Giroud when the France international arrived in January 2018 and Maurizio Sarri’s preference for using Eden Hazard as a central striker further restricted his involvement.“We would like to thank Alvaro for his contribution and wish him the best of luck for the future,” Chelsea said in a statement.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Alvaro MorataLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata will join Atletico Madrid on a permanent deal after the end of his 18-month loan deal, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.The 26-year-old has been at the Spanish club since January, scoring six goals in 17 games.The Spain international was Chelsea’s record signing when he joined the club from Real Madrid for £60 million ($75 million) on a five-year contract in July 2017, and scored 24 goals in 72 appearances for the Blues.Despite scoring on his Premier League debut, the former Real Madrid player failed to find his feet in England with injury and poor form costing him his place in the starting line-up.last_img read more

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Monmouth Park Continues To Bet On Gambling

first_imgMonmouth County would have received something, with an agreed upon, but legislatively unapproved, enabling bill that would have given the park a percentage of revenue and provided some financial support for the county horse breeding and equine industry.“Only in New Jersey would you have a constitutional amendment with a side deal attached to it,” Coffey observed.“It wasn’t the right bill,” Drazin said, acknowledging it became apparent given the polling and the public relations efforts of some groups that it wouldn’t pass. But track operators did eventually support the ballot initiative as they entered into a last minute deal with the prospective Meadowlands casino developer to ensure a specific amount for Monmouth Park.The issue at hand is that Monmouth Park is challenged by surrounding states allowing casino-style gaming at racetracks. That draws the crowds and brings in money which allows those tracks to offer larger purses than Monmouth. And that attracts the higher profile horses and trainers, which in turn attracts a larger number of horseracing enthusiasts.Darby Development has expressed an interest in building other attractions on the track grounds, like an amphitheater for concerts, and a boardwalk area. The track this summer just opened a high-end restaurant, the Blu Grotto, as another attraction. However, the operators stress they would need the gambling revenue to support those new projects. Locally, officials said Monmouth Park could be easily adapted to allowing a casino environment, has beautiful grounds as an added attraction, has its own NJ Transit site and plenty of on-site parking. The referendum didn’t specifically say where the casinos would go if voters approved it, but the likeliest locations would have been at the Meadowlands and Jersey City. There have been discussions with legislators about different bills that would allow different types of gaming at the park, Drazin said. Drazin, however, declined to name those lawmakers at this point, simply saying the bills do seem to have some “bipartisan support.”On another front, New Jersey has been waging a legal battle in federal court, looking to let New Jersey allow sports gambling. That proposal has been successfully blocked in court so far by the efforts of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL) and others. Drazin has filed a petition seeking to have the U.S. Supreme Court take up the matter.The nation’s highest court is expected to decide whether to hear it early next year, according to Drazin.Revenue for the 2016 summer racing season was “down,” Drazin acknowledged.“They’re going to go through another season of tightening their belts,” Coffey believed, “in order to provide the best racing programs they can with the limited resources they have.”While it may be lean times for the immediate future, Drazin said he is convinced that “within three to five years” there will be sports betting at the park. And there is no chance that Monmouth Park won’t continue as a premier racetrack. “Not on my watch,” Drazin said.Monmouth Park remains Oceanport’s largest taxpayer and employer. A longer term strategy could be looking to have another ballot referendum, that, instead of allowing for additional casinos, would permit slot machines, something the track operators would support.On Election Day voters decided to fold ‘em and walk away from the table for a state constitutional amendment that would have allowed for two new casinos outside of Atlantic City. Coffey and the Oceanport Borough Council along with some elected officials in Monmouth County voiced opposition to the referendum. Their gripe with it was it was drafted purposely to exclude the county and its racetracks, requiring new casinos to be at least 72 miles away from Atlantic City, in hopes of protecting that struggling city and its gaming industry. Gaming estimates show about 28 percent of Atlantic City casino revenue comes from Monmouth and Ocean counties. By John BurtonOCEANPORT – rejection of last month’s gambling ballot referendum has Monmouth Park supporters continuing to look for ways to maintain the racetrack’s viability.And that viability continues to be seeking alternative gambling options for the track.“Now there’s a chance for a restart,” said Oceanport Mayor John “Jay” Coffey, given the referendum’s Nov. 8 defeat.“Basically, everything that’s out there that would be a revenue builder or alternative gaming is on the table,” said Dennis Drazin, a Red Bank lawyer and advisor to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Darby Development, LLC, the operators of Monmouth Park thoroughbred horseracing track.Coffey said this week he’s had “countless conversations with Mr. Drazin regarding the opportunity that can be afforded to Monmouth Park,” looking for alternative means to bolster income for the struggling track.“There are a myriad of possibilities,” Coffey said. Possible gaming opportunities include discussions of being able to install video lottery terminals on the racetrack grounds.That step, both Coffey and Drazin explained, wouldn’t technically require a constitutional amendment or state legislative action. The reason, Coffey noted, is that while the terminals would be in Oceanport, the actual gambling is done in Atlantic City, where gambling is permitted – much like gambling from one’s home computer, wherever home is.“Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some challenges,” from special interests looking to block that move, Drazin said.Also under discussion is to establish internet cafes at the track to allow other forms of gaming, such as instant racing video terminals, which offer gamblers a random selection of races. But that would require action on the part of the state Legislature, Drazin said.last_img read more

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