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​Faculty Openings​

Imaging Sciences & Engineering Initiative (12) Biomedical Engineering (1)Computer Science & Engineering (1)Electrical & Systems Engineering (1) Environmental Engineering (2) Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (1)


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.

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:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • 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;
  • a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed 1 page); and
  • 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.

Computer Science & Engineering

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) seeks tenure-track faculty 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. Although open to all areas of computer science and engineering, this year's search is particularly focused on natural language processing (NLP) and adjacent areas, as well as the broad area of security and cybersecurity.

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 one of the following:

  • natural language processing including its application to other disciplines
  • theory and practice of data security, privacy, and safety in a world of connected resources and devices.

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. The department is also continuing its participation in a separate, large-scale recruiting effort of the School of Engineering & Applied Science and School of Medicine in the area of imaging. This effort, which started last year, expects to again recruit several 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. 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) through Academic Jobs Online. Other communications may be directed to Professor Roch Guérin, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Campus Box 1045, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

Applications received by December 15, 2017, will receive full consideration. Applications from women and under-represented minorities are especially encouraged.


Electrical & Systems Engineering

The Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering (ESE) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications and nominations for the tenured position of Professor and Department Chair. The Department has a unique and long tradition of excellence in advancing basic science and solving engineering problems relevant to society. We are committed to providing high-quality education and research with focus on applied physics, devices and circuits, systems science, and signals and imaging. Our faculty lead national and international research teams (including the Multi-University Research Initiative, or MURI) and collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects at Washington University in St. Louis. The department has 16 tenure-line faculty members; undergraduate enrollment is 279 students and the graduate enrollment is 273. With $2.6 million in research expenditures from agencies such as NSF, NIH, AFOSR, and ONR, one-third of the department’s faculty have received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University; candidates should demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and be internationally recognized for research excellence, leadership, and scholarship in an area of electrical/systems engineering or other relevant field. Additionally, s/he should have a sound vision for the future of electrical & systems engineering, be able to lead and advance a research-oriented department, and be a key mentor to faculty and staff. The ideal applicant will have developed a thriving independent research program, led multi-investigator projects, 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 minimum initial term of 5 years with the opportunity 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 esechairsearch@wustl.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Environmental Engineering — Modeling, Simulation and Data-Enabled Applications in Environmental Science and Technology

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. Joint appointments with other departments are also possible for suitably qualified candidates. Positions are available at the assistant, sssociate, or full professor levels.

The faculty search is focused on modeling, simulation, and data-enabled science and engineering applications in environmental science and technology. The department has existing strengths in the chemistry of engineered aquatic systems and aerosol science and technology and that can benefit new faculty with computationally-focused research programs regarding natural and engineered atmospheric, aerosol, and aquatic systems. Of interest are multiscale modeling approaches and novel computational tools such as machine learning and big data analysis to study the behavior of complex environmental systems. The positions are aligned with the School’s strategic plan as part of a research focus on smart environmental systems, one of seven research areas in the plan, and they are allied with strategic research efforts in data sciences for humanity and clean energy systems.

Candidates must hold a PhD in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or a related discipline. New faculty are expected to build and maintain strong externally-supported research programs and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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, Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization, the International Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership, and the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering.

Applicants should submit a cover letter articulating their interest in this opportunity, their curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans and teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed 5 pages total) to Academic Jobs Online. 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 Daniel Giammar. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by December 1, 2017.


Environmental Engineering - Lecturer

The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure eligible faculty position at the Lecturer rank to begin August 2018. The lecturer will teach classes in the undergraduate and masters program in the department in the areas of environmental engineering science. In addition, this person would be in charge of the shared laboratory facilities in the department, and a background and expertise in the experimental (laboratory) areas of environmental engineering are desirable. The position is a full time appointment. With several initiatives in the department, the lecturer can also participate and help in other activities (e.g., ABET, Student Chapters, and International Programs) to support the educational mission.

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

Applicants should send a cover letter outlining their experience and interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names of two references by email as a single file in PDF format to: kcole@wustl.edu. If you have any questions, please contact John Fortner (Chair of the Search) at jfortner@wustl.edu or the Chair of the Department, Pratim Biswas at pbiswas@wustl.edu.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by January 30, 2018. Women and members of groups under-represented in engineering are encouraged to apply. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification will be required upon selection.



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.