Faculty Openings

Biomedical Engineering Computer Science & Engineering Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering Electrical & Systems Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

With the recent naming of the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, the Department of Biomedical Engineering continues its ambitious plan to hire tenure-track and tenured faculty at all levels with diverse research and teaching programs.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering has 22 core faculty, 95 affiliate faculty, more than 250 undergraduates, and 150 graduate students in a top-ranked graduate program. Across McKelvey School of Engineering, the School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis 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-up community 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 in applicants with any aspect of neural engineering.

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 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); (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed 1 page); and (4) three letters of reference. For full consideration, submit applications by November 15, 2019 to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14663. Professor Lori Setton, department chair, can address academic or research related questions. Administrative questions may be addressed to Ms. Karen Teasdale. Either may be contacted by email at bme@wustl.edu.

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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Computer Science & Engineering

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis seeks outstanding tenure-track faculty to begin on or after July 1, 2020. 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 who can help the department advance in two major fronts. The first front is data science approaches for solving critical social problems. The second front is security and privacy in cyber-physical and AI/ML systems with applications in areas such as healthcare, automation and transportation. 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 usual teaching load is one course per semester.

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 McKelvey School of Engineering, with colleagues in the sciences, arts, and humanities, and with our world-renowned Brown School of Social Work and the 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 problems in social science. 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.

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 AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14558. Other communications may be directed to Prof. Roch Guérin, Department of Computer Science & 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, 2019, 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

Faculty Search in Synthetic Biology & Bio-product Engineering

The McKelvey School of Engineering 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. Highly qualified individuals will be considered for Endowed Faculty appointments.

The faculty search is focused in Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology and Bio-product Engineering. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to computational modeling or data-driven approaches for prediction/ identifying novel target molecules, biological networks, and functions; optimizing bioprocesses for bio-production and developing scale-up strategies based on techno-economic and life-cycle analysis; bioinformatics and cheminformatics; computer-aided design for synthetic biology/metabolic engineering applications; computational analysis of bacterial gene regulatory networks, genetic circuits, microbial consortia, and microbiota; and computational modeling to predict bio-product structure/function relationships; 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 environmental technology, aquatic systems, aerosol science and technology, synthetic biology, biomass engineering, and nanotechnology will benefit the new faculty’s biological research programs.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or bio-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 as well as the leadership for obtaining large federal grants. There are opportunities for collaborations with other researchers in the School of Engineering, Biology Department, Chemistry Department, and Medical School. We anticipate that the career development of new hires will benefit from participation in school-wide and university-wide initiatives on energy, environment and big data that include the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (incees.wustl.edu/), the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership (mageep.wustl.edu), and Institute for Public Health (publichealth.wustl.edu) and the Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering (aerosols.wustl.edu), and the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (imse.wustl.edu) . Candidates interested in exploring innovation opportunities will also benefit from access to the Cortex Innovation Community (cortexstl.com) that offers a vibrant ecosystem in support of entrepreneurial activities in the St. Louis area. In addition, the new hires will significantly benefit from the shared lab facilities with high performance equipment at Washington University.

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/14163. 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. Yinjie Tang (yinjie.tang@wustl.edu). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by December 1, 2019.

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Electrical & Systems Engineering

Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in the department of electrical and systems engineering, with an effective start date on or after July 1, 2020. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, computer engineering or a closely-related discipline. Washington University is a highly-selective national research university with a strong tradition of cross-disciplinary endeavors. We seek applicants who will contribute to Washington University’s growing multi-disciplinary research efforts in the fields of systems engineering, quantum engineering and personalized medicine. Areas of particular interest include cyber-physical systems, engineering and computational brain sciences, imaging, quantum sensing, quantum devices and wireless integrated circuits. Exceptional candidates in other focus areas are also encouraged to apply. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Successful applicants will have a primary appointment in the department of Electrical and Systems Engineering with the possibility of joint appointments in other departments. The faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical and systems engineering, participate in University service, and establish a thriving externally-funded research program. The faculty positions are open for all levels. However, appointment at a senior rank (associate and full professor) will be considered for an exceptional candidate with a distinguished record of achievement in research and teaching.

Applicants should apply online with (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) 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), (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and (4) a list of at least three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14630. Priority will be given to completed applications (including submitted reference letters) received before December 15, 2019. However, applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered until the positions are filled. 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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