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Biomedical Engineering

The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University is experiencing tremendous growth with the addition of Jubel and McKelvey Halls in 2019, and a 20% increase in faculty numbers over the next 5 years. Following a comprehensive strategic planning process, the Department of Biomedical Engineering has launched a multi-year effort to hire tenure-track and tenured faculty with diverse research and teaching programs.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering currently has 22 core faculty, more than 350 undergraduates, and 130 doctoral students in a top-ranked graduate program. Washington University in St. Louis is a vibrant community of scholars with more than 90 affiliate BME faculty serving in other departments of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Medicine, and the School of Arts & Sciences. Together, Washington University offers unparalleled opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration, research translation and career development.

Ranked as a top 7 U.S. innovation district by Brookings Institute, Washington University engineers are engaged in St. Louis' start-upcommunity with impressive accelerator and incubator services available through Biogenerator and BioSTL. 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?.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering or related field, and will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded research program. The successful candidate will establish an independent research program, advise doctoral students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and develop collaborations with other faculty members and programs across the institution.

Applications are sought from candidates with a demonstrated record of research scholarship in any biomedical engineering disciplinary area, with a particular interest this year in applicants with any aspect of cardiovascular or neural engineering. Positions are available at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.

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

Applicants should send: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of research plans (not to exceed 3 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 proposed funding plan; (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed 1 page); and (4) a list of at least three references (with telephone numbers and email addresses). For full consideration, submit applications by November 1, 2018 to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11872. Professor Lori Setton will chair the search committee and can address academic or research related questions. Administrative questions may be addressed to Ms. Karen Teasdale. Either may be contacted by email at bmefacsearch@seas.wustl.edu.

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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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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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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.