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​Faculty Openings​

Imaging Sciences & Engineering InitiativeBiomedical EngineeringMechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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

The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University is experiencing unprecedented growth with addition of Jubel and McKelvey Halls to the engineering campus, and a 20% increase in faculty numbers over the next 5 years. As part of this initiative, the Department of Biomedical Engineering begins a multi-year effort to hire tenure-track and tenured faculty with diverse research and teaching programs.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering was established in 1997 and has grown to over 20 faculty members, 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 departments of the School of Engineering & Applied Science; the School of Medicine, consistently ranked a top medical school for research; and the School of Arts & Sciences. Together, Washington University offers unparalleled opportunities for 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-up community and contribute to more than 20 accelerators and incubators. 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. We seek applicants with a commitment to excellence in education, and dedication to service and collegiality. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the broad interdisciplinary mission and actively engage in the research and training activities of the Department 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.

Applications are strongly encouraged from those with research strengths in regenerative medicine or neural engineering. Positions are available at the assistant, associate or full professor level. 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.

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 and to review the online job description, submit applications by November 1, 2017. Professor Lori Setton will chair the search committee and can address academic or research related questions. Administrative questions may be addressed to Karen Teasdale. Either may be contacted by email at bmefacsearch@seas.wustl.edu.

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - Materials for Biology and Life Sciences

Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) 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 WashU, 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 PhD 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. WashU 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 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:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • 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)
  • a statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • 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 November 15, 2017. Women and members of groups under-represented in engineering are encouraged to apply. Verification of employment eligibility will be required upon employment.



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.