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Imaging Sciences & Engineering Initiative

The School of Medicine and School of Engineering & Applied Science are hiring 12 positions at all ranks in multiple departments:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical & Systems Engineering
  • Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology

Imaging areas of interest include: agents, genetics, computation, informatics, instruments, physics and translational.

Applicants should send:

  • cover letter with potential preference for home department(s);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • statement of research plans (approximately 2-3 pages);
  • statement describing the applicant's important biological, medical, or engineering contributions;
  • a list of at least three references with telephone numbers and email addresses (references provided by senior applicants will not be contacted until applicant has given permission).

For more information on this search, email imagingsearch@wustl.edu.

Biomedical Engineering Tenured/Tenure-Track Professor

The Department of Biomedical Engineering invites qualified applicants for faculty positions to begin July 1, 2017. The positions are at the rank of tenure/tenure track assistant, associate or full professor. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in biomedical engineering or related field, and will be expected to maintain a rigorous extramurally funded research program. Broad research areas of interest include biomedical and biological imaging, regenerative engineering in medicine, and molecular and cellular systems. We invite applicants in all areas, but added attention will be given to those whose strength lies in using quantitative approaches to make fundamental or translational advancements in cardiovascular, neural, orthopedic, and cancer related topics. The successful candidate will be expected to actively engage in the research and training activities of the Department of Biomedical Engineering by advising doctoral students, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and developing collaborations with other faculty members and programs at Washington University in St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Applicants should send:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages); this component 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 ‘unfair advantage’
  • a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed 1 page)
  • a statement describing important biological, medical, or engineering contributions
  • a list of at least three references (with telephone numbers and email addresses).

Computer Science & Engineering Tenured/Tenure-Track Professor

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering seeks outstanding tenure-track faculty in all areas of computer science and engineering. Our department has been growing with plans to continue expanding in the coming years. We seek talented and highly motivated individuals who will build transformative research programs through work in the core disciplines of computer science and computer engineering, as well as through interdisciplinary collaborations. While candidates from all areas of computer science and engineering will be considered, we particularly welcome those with expertise in one of the following:

(1) advancing and harnessing data science with a focus on the social sciences and humanities,

(2) theory and practice of data security, privacy, and safety in a world of connected resources and devices, and

(3) systems and algorithmic advances supporting highly scalable, cloud-based machine learning and data analytics.

In addition, the department is participating in a separate, large-scale recruiting effort with the School of Engineering & Applied Science and School of Medicine in the area of imaging, which aims to recruit twelve new faculty over the next few years. Successful candidates will 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, teach, and participate in department and university service.

Our professors are engaged in a broad range of research activities. Key strategic themes 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 & Applied Science, with colleagues in the sciences, arts, and humanities, and with our world-renowned Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. 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. Our faculty is known for its collegiality and for providing a supportive environment for new arrivals.

Appointment is expected at the rank of assistant professor; however, exceptionally qualified applicants may be considered for appointments at the associate or full professor level. Applicants must 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). Other communications may be directed to Roch Guérin.

Electrical & Systems Engineering Tenured/Tenure-Track Professor

The Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for faculty positions at all levels, for fall 2017. The Electrical & Systems Engineering department enjoys a new building, Preston M. Green Hall, with state-of-the-art facilities. Candidates should be exceptionally strong, possess novel and creative visions of research, and commit gladly to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They should have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or related fields.

Technical areas of interest include, but are not limited to, applied physics, integrated circuits, nano devices, device packaging, imaging, signal processing, cyber-physical systems, control systems, operations research, optimization, applied mathematics, and applied statistics. Applications include biomedicine, robotics, financial engineering, and modeling of physical and complex systems. Successful candidates are expected to conduct high-quality research and teaching, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and participate in department and university service.

Please prepare the following items:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement (Your past research works as well as your future research directions.)
  • Teaching Statement (Your teaching philosophy and courses you might be interested in teaching.)
  • Publication List (Please separate conference talks, conference papers, and archival journal papers)
  • List of Courses Taught (Please specify your role as TA or Instructor in charge)
  • Recent Teaching Evaluations if available
  • Contact Info for Three to Five Reference Letters (Please ask your reference writers to upload their letters at this site)

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering Tenured/Tenure-Track Professor

The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering invites applications and nominations for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at all levels (assistant, associate or full professor). Joint appointments with other departments are also possible for suitably qualified candidates. The anticipated start date for successful candidates is August 2017. The faculty search is focused on the broad area of multi-scale energy harvesting (e.g. solar PV, solar thermal, wind, thermoelectric) and its intersection with energy storage and distribution, ranging from molecular-scale investigations to systems-level demonstration. Candidates with both experimental and/or theoretical expertise will be considered. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in:

a) (electrochemical) additive manufacturing as it relates to energy harvesting and storage at multiple scales

b) understanding the interplay between energy harvesting/generation, storage, and transmission/distribution in large and complex networks, with the attendant implications in terms of big data analytics and

c) electrochemical engineering and catalysis as applied to problems in energy harvesting and storage.

Candidates should have an earned PhD in chemical engineering, or a related engineering discipline. New faculty will be expected to build and maintain a strong externally-supported research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, interact with other researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and throughout the university, and participate in department and university service. Candidates for senior-level appointments (associate or full professor) must have a strong record of achievement in research and teaching. We anticipate that the career development of new hires will benefit from participation in school-wide and university-wide initiatives on energy and the environment that include the Center for Solar Energy and Energy Storage, other research centers and initiatives related to solar energy, the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability, the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership, and the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering.

Qualified applicants should submit a complete application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, copies of up to three most significant publications, and contact information for at least three references). Questions regarding the process should be directed to the search committee chair, Vijay Ramani.

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering Lecturer (Job ID 35455)

The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure eligible faculty position at the Lecturer rank to begin August 2017. The Lecturer will teach classes in the undergraduate and masters program in the department in the areas of chemical engineering and environmental engineering science. The position is a full time appointment. With several initiatives in the Department, the Lecturer can also participate and help in other activities (ABET, Student Chapters, International Programs) to support the educational mission.

Candidates should hold a BS degree in chemical engineering from an accredited engineering program. Preferred candidates will have an earned PhD in chemical engineering, or a related engineering discipline. Candidates with other degrees would be considered if they have experience in industry or have prior teaching experience. Experience in laboratory teaching and course development is desired. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and the position is benefits eligible as per university guidelines.

The department is vibrant with many active research and educational programs. Applicants should send a cover letter outlining their experience and interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names of two references and submit it through the University HR Jobs Posting Page. If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the Department, Pratim Biswas.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by January 30, 2017. Women and members of groups under-represented in engineering are encouraged to apply.

WashU Engineering

The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm and builds on strengths, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, entrepreneurship and security. With 90 tenured/tenure-track and 40 additional full-time faculty, 1,300 undergraduate students, more than 900 graduate students and more than 23,000 alumni, we are working to leverage our partnerships with academic and industry partners — across disciplines and across the world — to contribute to solving the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.

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