Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Materials for Biology and Life Sciences

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Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in materials science and engineering with research focus in soft/biomaterials, to begin on or after July 1, 2018. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, bioengineering, or a closely-related discipline. We seek applicants who will contribute to Washington University’s growing multi-disciplinary research effort in the fields of materials for biology and life sciences as well as to our strong soft/biomaterials focus. Areas of particular interest include advanced materials for neural interfaces, immunoengineering and immunomodulation, biointegrated electronics, and bioimaging. Washington University is a highly-selective national research university with a strong tradition of cross-disciplinary endeavors.

The successful applicant will have a primary appointment in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (mems.wustl.edu) with the possibility of joint appointments in other departments. The faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in materials science and engineering, participate in University service, and establish a vigorous externally-funded research program. The open position is at the rank of Assistant Professor; appointment at a more senior rank will be considered for an exceptional candidate with a distinguished record of achievement in research and teaching.

Applicants should apply online with (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of research plans (Research statement should not exceed three pages. It should highlight the problem(s) or set of questions you plan to investigate, the approach that you envision taking in the next 5 years and your proposed funding plan), (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and (4) a list of at least three references to AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9878). Applications will be accepted at any time, and will be considered until the position is filled; evaluation will begin by November 15, 2017. Women and members of groups under-represented in engineering are encouraged to apply. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Verification of employment eligibility will be required upon employment.