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Biomedical Engineering
Professor and Department Chair

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications and nominations for the tenured position of Professor and Department Chair. The department is ranked #15 for graduate programs and #13 in undergraduate programs in Biomedical Engineering in US News and World Report. The department has 18.5 full-time faculty members and 57 additional graduate group faculty members from the Schools of Engineering, Medicine and Arts & Sciences. The BME undergraduate enrollment is 448 students and the graduate enrollment is 115 PhD students. The department has $12.9 million annually in research expenditures.

The department’s strategic vision emphasizes a broad synergistic effort on multiscale bioengineering with a holistic focus on cell/tissue regeneration and degeneration in development, aging, and medicine. Current research areas include biomaterials and tissue engineering, cardiovascular engineering, imaging, molecular cellular and systems engineering, and neural engineering.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and be internationally recognized for research excellence, leadership, and scholarship in an area of biomedical engineering. Additionally, s/he will have a sound vision for the future of biomedical engineering, the ability to lead and advance a research-oriented department, and mentor faculty and staff to be successful. The ideal applicant is expected to have developed a thriving independent research program; led multi-investigator awards; participated in the development of novel curricula; and have a record of academic and professional leadership. Excellent organizational and communication skills are also required.

Serving as the executive officer of the department, the Department Chair reports directly to the Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science. The Department Chair is expected to serve for a minimal initial term of 5 years with the expectation for reappointment. The Department Chair is expected to provide leadership in all matters of department policy, including appointments, promotions, instruction, research and administration and will conduct research, publish in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, teach relevant courses, advise students, and participate in University service.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a short summary of past research accomplishments and future plans, a teaching statement, and the names of at least three references electronically as a single PDF file to bmechairsearch@seas.wustl.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Washington University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Women and underrepresented minorities with established leadership credentials will receive strong consideration. Employment eligibility verification will be required upon employment.

Computer Science & Engineering
Tenure-track Faculty

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University seeks outstanding tenure-track faculty in all areas of computer science and engineering.

The department has been growing and plans to continue expanding its faculty size significantly in the coming years. We seek multiple talented and highly motivated individuals who will build transformative research programs, both through work in the core disciplines of computer science and computer engineering and through interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers in areas such as biomedicine, engineering, and the sciences. Successful candidates must show exceptional promise for research leadership and a strong commitment to high-quality teaching. Candidates will be expected to publish their research in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, to teach, and to participate in department and university service.

Our faculty is engaged in a broad range of research activities. Some key strategic themes of our research include: tight integration of computation with the human and physical worlds, the extraction of knowledge from massive data sets; and the design of safe, secure, and scalable computing systems. The impact of our work is magnified through interdisciplinary collaborations throughout the School of Engineering; with colleagues in the sciences, arts, and humanities; and with our world-renowned School of Medicine. Our doctoral graduates go on to leadership positions in both academia and industry. The department values both fundamental and applied research and has a strong tradition of successful technology transfer, and our faculty is known for its collegiality and for providing a supportive environment for new arrivals.

Washington University is a private university with roughly 6,500 full-time undergraduates and 6,500 graduate students. It is nationally known for the exceptional quality of its student body and for its attractive campus, which borders residential neighborhoods and one of the nation’s largest urban parks. Many faculty walk or bike to work. St. Louis combines a Midwest cost of living with a vibrant metropolitan area, offering a wealth of cultural and entertainment opportunities.

We anticipate appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor; however, exceptionally qualified applicants may be considered for appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants should hold a doctorate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. Qualified applicants should submit a complete application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for at least three references) through AcademicJobsOnline. Other communications may be directed to Professor Roch Guérin, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Campus Box 1045, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

Applications received by January 1, 2014 will receive full consideration. Washington University is an AA/EOE and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty; minority and women applicants are especially encouraged. Employment eligibility verification will be required upon employment.

Electrical & Systems Engineering
Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty

The Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level for fall 2014. The Electrical & Systems Engineering department moved to a new building, Preston M. Green Hall, with state-of-the art facilities. Well qualified candidates at the full professor level will also be considered. Candidates should be exceptionally strong, possess novel and creative visions of research, and commit gladly to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research or related fields.

Technical areas of interest include, but are not limited to, signal processing and imaging, communications, information theory, applied physics, control systems, operations research, optimization, applied mathematics, and applied statistics. Applications include biomedicine, energy, the environment, robotics, financial engineering, network sciences and modeling of physical and complex systems. In addition to teaching, successful candidates are expected to conduct research, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and participate in department and university service.

Applications will be accepted very soon, and interviews will begin after January 1, 2014. Applicants should prepare in electronic format (PDF) a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, a set of three to five key publications, a list of three to five academic or professional references (name, title, email address, professional postal address), and statements of vision for both research and teaching. Please apply at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/5043.

Washington University in St. Louis is a medium-sized private university of approximately 7000 undergraduate and 6000 graduate and professional students, which enjoys high academic standing and a strong and growing national reputation. In U.S. News & World Report's national university ranking, Washington University is 14th, and its medical school is ranked 6th. The ESE department presently has 12 full-time tenured and tenure-track and 8 senior faculty members. There are approximately 250 undergraduate students, and 130 graduate students. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees separately in Electrical Engineering and in Systems Science and Mathematics. The University is located in a semi-urban area, adjacent to Forest Park, with many cultural and recreational activities. More information is available on the department website.

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Employment eligibility verification required upon employment.

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Tenure-track Faculty

The School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Aerosol Science and Engineering at all levels (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. Endowed Professorial appointments are available for exceptional applicants. Joint appointments with other SEAS and university departments are also possible. Washington University in St. Louis has embarked on university-wide initiatives related to energy and the environment and this position is meant to complement this effort. The search is open to all areas of aerosol science and technology, with preference given to individuals whose research and teaching complement energy and environmental foci at the University. Some areas of emphasis include climate change, instrumentation, nanomaterial synthesis, clean energy, ambient air quality, combustion and others.

The successful candidates should have an earned doctorate in chemical engineering, or another related engineering or science discipline. The selected candidate will be expected to teach classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. Senior faculty will be expected to play a leadership role within the Department, and to promote interdisciplinary research within the School of Engineering and throughout the University in the field of energy and environment.

Washington University in St. Louis, founded in 1853, is a medium-sized, independent research university dedicated to challenging its faculty and students to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever changing, multi-cultural world. The university is counted among the world's leaders in teaching and research and draws students (with 6,509 undergraduates and 5,579 graduate and professional students, as well as 1,384 part time students) and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 90 other nations. The Department has 18 tenure-track faculty members, several research faculty and staff, 200 undergraduate students and 80 full-time PhD students.

Interested applicants should provide a detailed curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, transcripts (for candidates who are currently pursuing or have recently earned a doctoral degree), and a list of three references (with telephone numbers and email addresses). Application materials must be submitted electronically by email as a single file in editable (e.g. not password protected) PDF format to aerosolfaculty@seas.wustl.edu. Questions regarding the search process can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Brent Williams, or Dr. Pratim Biswas; The Lucy and Stanley Lopata Professor & Chair, Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (Tel: 314-935-5548).

Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be received until the positions are filled. We request that applications be submitted by November 15, 2013. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged.

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Tenure-track Faculty

Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in mechanical engineering with research focus in thermal engineering or the thermal sciences, to begin on or after July 1, 2014. Candidates should have an earned PhD in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline. We seek applicants who will contribute to Washington University’s growing multi-disciplinary research effort in energy and the environment. Areas of particular interest include energy conversion, storage, transport and efficiency. Washington University is a highly selective national research university with a strong tradition of cross-disciplinary endeavors, including the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability.

The successful applicant will have a primary appointment in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science with the possibility of joint appointments in other departments. The faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical 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 send (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of research plans, (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (each statement not to exceed 5 pages), and (4) a list of at least three references (with telephone numbers and email addresses) by email as a single file in PDF format to: mems_search@seas.wustl.edu. Applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered until the positions are filled; evaluation will begin by November 15, 2013. Women and members of groups under-represented in engineering are encouraged to apply. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Verification of employment eligibility will be required upon employment.

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