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Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (WashU BME) invites applications for a full time, non-tenure eligible faculty position at the Lecturer rank to begin July 2019. This opportunity is designed for an individual with a strong interest in STEM education and a background in bioengineering or life sciences. The lecturer will lead the development and management of a biotechnology education center to support WashU BME courses with hands-on laboratory experiences. The lecturer will be responsible for set-up and maintenance of equipment required to support instructors teaching lecture-based courses in optical imaging, biomolecular and biomaterials synthesis, and gene and protein engineering. The individual will also support design teams of undergraduate BME students that work in projects with a biomolecular, materials, or cellular engineering component. The lecturer will work closely with instructors to design laboratory modules appropriate for multiple core (required) and elective classes in BME.

WashU BME sits within the McKelvey School of Engineering, with 22 core faculty, more than 350 undergraduates and 140 doctoral students. Ranked as a top 7 U.S. innovation district by Brookings Institute, WashU engineers are engaged in St. Louis' start-up community with impressive accelerator and incubator services available through the Biogenerator, Cambridge Innovation Center, and Cortex Innovation District. St. Louis is consistently rated a Forbes most affordable city with a vibrant music, food and park scene. We encourage you to learn more at Why live in St. Louis?

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University in the McKelvey School of Engineering and the strong candidate will demonstrate an ability to create inclusive environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

This position requires an M.S. or higher degree in life sciences or an engineering-related field, with evidence of substantive laboratory research experience as demonstrated through publications, presentations or coursework. Evidence of prior experience with mentoring undergraduate students, serving as a grader or teaching assistant, and/or pursuing additional learning or research in STEM educational practices is of particular interest. The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue professional development and learning opportunities.

Applicants should send: (1) a resume; (2) brief teaching statement (~500 words) describing prior interest in STEM education and (3) a list of at least three references (with telephone numbers and email addresses). For full consideration, submit applications by Wednesday, May 15, 2019, to eng-bmefacsearch@email.wustl.edu with "Lecturer BME" in the subject. Professor Lori Setton can address questions about the appointment; administrative questions may be addressed to Ms. Karen Teasdale.

Applications accepted until May 15, 2019 for an anticipated start date in August 2019.


Computer Science & Engineering

Open Faculty Position

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis seeks outstanding tenure-track faculty to begin on or after July 1, 2019. 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 exceptional candidates from all areas of computer science and engineering will be considered, we particularly welcome those with expertise in the theory and practice of data security, privacy, and safety in a world of connected resources and devices. We are interested in a diverse set of approaches to these problems, including multi-disciplinary approaches such as human-in-the-loop and data science. Candidates interested in exploring innovation opportunities will also benefit from access to the Cortex Innovation Community that offers a vibrant ecosystem in support of entrepreneurial activities in the St. Louis area. Successful candidates should 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. The department is also continuing its participation in a separate, large-scale recruiting effort of the School of Engineering and School of Medicine in the area of imaging. This effort, which started two years ago, expects to again recruit additional faculty in the imaging area this year.

Our faculty is 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, with colleagues in the sciences, arts, and humanities, and with our world-renowned School of Medicine. In particular, the department recently initiated a new inter-disciplinary Ph.D. program, jointly with the Brown School of Social Work and the departments of Political Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences, aimed at training students to apply modern computational and statistical methods to critical social science problems. 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.

Washington University is a private university with roughly 7,000 full-time undergraduates and 7,000 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.

Appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level will be considered for candidates with commensurate experience and visibility. 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) through AcademicJobsOnline. Other communications may be directed to Prof. Roch Guérin, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Campus Box 1045, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

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.

Applications received by December 15, 2018, will receive full consideration. An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications and nominations for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. Positions are available at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Level; candidates interested in the Associate and Full Professor ranks are particularly encouraged to apply.

The faculty search is focused on Environmental Engineering, with a preferred focus on Water Science and Technology. Candidates are especially sought in the areas, including, but not limited to environmental biotechnology, energy and resource recovery from water, environmental reactive transport, environmental sensors, environmental nanotechnology, and systems-level analysis of advanced water technologies. Applicants with an interest and expertise in translating fundamental advances into practice through innovation and entrepreneurship are also encouraged to apply. The department’s existing strengths in the chemistry of aquatic systems, aerosol science and technology, systems biology, nanomaterials synthesis and application for environmental and energy systems, and energy research will benefit the new faculty’s water science and technology research program.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or a related discipline. The selected faculty will be expected to build and maintain strong externally-supported research programs and to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates for senior-level appointments (Associate or Full Professor) must have a strong record of achievement in research and teaching. There are opportunities for collaborations with other researchers in the School of Engineering and throughout the University. 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 Aerosol Science and Engineering, the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization, the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership, Institute for Public Health, and the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering. Candidates interested in exploring innovation opportunities will also benefit from access to the Cortex Innovation Community that offers a vibrant ecosystem in support of entrepreneurial activities in the St. Louis area.

Applicants should submit a cover letter articulating their interest in this opportunity, along with their curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11823. The combined length of the research and teaching statements should not exceed five pages. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the online system. Questions regarding the process should be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Young-Shin Jun. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by December 1, 2018.

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Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in mechanical engineering with research focus in biomechanics and mechanobiology, to begin on or after July 1, 2019. 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 a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, bioengineering, biophysics or a closely-related discipline. We seek applicants in the fields of biomechanics and mechanobiology, who can leverage established strengths at Washington University in St. Louis and contribute to multi-disciplinary research efforts in engineering and medicine. 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 the Department of 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. Candidates interested in exploring innovation opportunities will also benefit from access to the Cortex Innovation Community that offers a vibrant ecosystem in support of entrepreneurial activities in the St. Louis area.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, teaching and service.

Applicants should apply online to AcademicJobsOnline with (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of research plans (not to exceed three pages), (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and (4) a list of at least three references. Applications will be accepted at any time, and will be considered until the position is filled; evaluation will begin by December 1, 2018. 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.

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