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Computer Science & Engineering

Faculty positions

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis has several tenure-track faculty openings beginning on or after July 1, 2023. We seek outstanding faculty at all ranks and in all areas of computer science & engineering who will build transformative research programs in their core disciplines and through interdisciplinary collaborations.

The department anticipates a focused recruiting effort over the next several years towards building and expanding strengths in several strategic areas, including (but not limited to): autonomous systems (Cyber-Physical systems + AI/Machine Learning); security; imaging & vision; human and social factors in computing; and distributed, large-scale data processing systems.

Candidates are 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. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and candidates should demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

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 diversity statement) through Interfolio at and arrange for at least three letters of references to be directly submitted on their behalf. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled, but all applications received before December 15, 2022, will be given full consideration.

Please contact for questions related to this search.


Open Lecturer position

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis invites applicants for the position of Lecturer (1 year engagement, renewable) or, for highly experienced candidates, Senior Lecturer (3+ year engagement, renewable after the first year). Of particular interest are candidates with expertise and teaching interests in either of the following two areas:

  • Data science and its applications;
  • Cyberphysical systems and security.

This position is part of the school’s recently created teaching track, which strives to provide competitive, long-term career paths in support of the school’s teaching mission.  As a teaching faculty you will play a key role in maintaining the School’s global reputation for high quality education. 

Duties include:

  • Develop, assess, and improve courses.
  • Enhance teaching and learning methods.
  • Contribute to curricular improvements.
  • Participate in service to the department and school.
  • Continue professional development in the discipline.

Required qualifications:

  • Graduate work in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline. A doctorate is preferred, but master’s degrees may be considered for candidates with strong professional and teaching records.
  • Excellence in written and oral communication.
  • A passion for teaching and continual improvement of one’s teaching practice.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies and staff.

In addition, the following are desired:

  • Teaching experience in a university or 4-year college.
  • Experience with curriculum and course development.
  • Experience with instructional innovation and online education.
  • Involvement in relevant professional organizations and communities.

Qualified applicants should submit the following materials through Academic Jobs Online at Questions related to the search can be sent to

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (and prior teaching evaluations when applicable)
  • Diversity statement
  • Contact information of at least three references

About us: Washington University’s McKelvey School of Engineering is ranked among US News & World Report's top 50 Engineering Schools. The school's Department of Computer Science & Engineering conducts high-impact research and trains future researchers, engineers, and educators in both the fundamental properties of computing systems and how computation can benefit other disciplines. From its origin in 1965 as the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the department has paved the way for computer science departments, awarding the first computer science doctorate in the United States. 

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. 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.


Electrical & Systems Engineering 

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The Electrical and Systems Engineering department at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions with an effective start date on or after July 1, 2023. 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 research excellence. The University’s strategic plan, released in 2022, seeks growth of top-tier research, scholarship, and creative practice with an emphasis on transdisciplinary and cross-school research. Included in this plan are foci related to applications in medicine, public health, infrastructure, and addressing pressing societal challenges. Accordingly, we seek both junior and senior applicants who will contribute to research efforts across ESE, including in several emphasis areas:

  • information and decision systems, including autonomous systems and human-machine interaction
  • network science, including social systems and large-scale data analysis
  • imaging science, including signal processing and computational imaging
  • engineering brain science, including theory, models and methods for brain-inspired computation and for measuring and manipulating neural circuits
  • quantum sensing and imaging, including science and technology for detection and estimation beyond classical physics. Candidates interested in this area are encouraged to note University-wide growth in quantum technology at Candidates may apply to the quantum cluster search in addition to the ESE search.

Equity, diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the department are strongly encouraged to apply.

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. Faculty positions are open for all levels.

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter that identifies the candidate’s three most significant publications and describes their interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research plan for the next five years that should not exceed three pages, and should highlight the problem(s) or set of questions to be investigated, the envisioned approach, a mentoring strategy, and the proposed funding sources; (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (5) a statement describing contributions to and future plans for enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion; and (6) a list of at least three references to ( Priority will be given to completed applications (including submitted reference letters) received before December 15, 2022. However, applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered until the positions are filled.


Teaching Faculty position

The Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure-eligible teaching faculty position with an effective start date on or after July 1, 2022. This opportunity is designed for an individual with a strong interest in engineering education and an ability to teach courses in broad areas of electrical and system engineering such as embedded systems, signal processing, control engineering, circuits and devices, data analytics, operations research, optimization, learning, and computation. Opportunities for administrative responsibilities may be available for candidates with such interests and appropriate background.

This position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in engineering, computer science, or mathematics with evidence of substantive experience in areas related to Electrical and Systems Engineering as demonstrated through publications, presentations, coursework, or industry experience.  Evidence of prior experience with mentoring students, teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, administration of academic programs, and/or pursuing additional research is of particular interest.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue professional development and learning opportunities, and participate in research activities in collaboration with other McKelvey Engineering faculty.

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.

Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (3) a diversity statement; and (4) a list of at least three references to  ( Priority will be given to completed applications (including submitted reference letters) received before February 15, 2022. However, applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered until the positions are filled. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. 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.



Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University seeks applicants for open-rank, tenured-or-tenure-track appointments with an anticipated start date of July 2023 (negotiable). The EECE department is on an exceptional trajectory, with 20 research-active faculty members, annual research expenditures over $10 million, recent research awards totaling $ 28 million, and over 115 PhD students. The EECE Department is part of the McKelvey School of Engineering, which has strategic focus areas in energy, environment and sustainability, biomaterials and active materials, trustworthy AI, imaging sciences, and engineering brain science.

This search is open to candidates specializing in any area of Chemical Engineering. Emerging areas of broad interest to the department include, but are not limited to, sustainability (e.g., carbon management and circular economy), electrochemical engineering and electrified chemical processing, reaction engineering and catalysts, and the interface between chemical and materials engineering (e.g., rheology, polymer processing etc.).

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field and, ideally, at least one degree in Chemical Engineering. Candidates seeking a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate significant promise as a researcher along with a compelling vision for future research and teaching. Candidates seeking a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must additionally demonstrate an exceptional record of independent scholarly accomplishment coupled with international recognition of their research program. Exceptional senior level hires may be considered for endowed chair positions. We seek faculty members who will reinforce a climate that embraces diversity, with a commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the ability of the department and attract and retain a diverse student and faculty body.

  • Candidates must provide the following documents to complete their application:
  • Brief letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of archival (refereed) publications where they are either the first (or joint-first) author or the corresponding author.
  • A statement detailing research and teaching interests and outlining contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Names and contact information for 3-5 references.

Applications should be submitted via Interfolio: All completed applications received by Nov. 7th, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis until Dec. 10th , 2022.


Chemical Engineering Lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure eligible faculty position at the Lecturer rank to begin as early as January 2023. The lecturer will teach classes in the areas of chemical engineering and/or environmental engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in core chemical engineering topics (thermodynamics, transport, and kinetics) and interest in pedagogy for chemical engineering teaching laboratories.  With several initiatives in the EECE department, the lecturer may also participate and help in other activities (e.g., ABET, student chapters, international programs, and hands-on demonstration development) to support the educational mission.

Candidates should hold a BS from an accredited engineering program as well as an MS in chemical engineering or a related engineering discipline.  Preferred candidates will have earned a PhD in chemical engineering or a related engineering discipline.  Candidates with other degrees would be considered if they 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 submit:

  • A cover letter outlining their experience and interest
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes, but is not limited to, discussions of (1) their most significant teaching experience(s), (2) their plans for or experience in implementing modern/unique pedagogical methods, and (3) their interest in teaching core Chemical Engineering courses (e.g., thermodynamics, transport, kinetics, unit operations laboratory)
  • A diversity statement
  • Letters of recommendation from two references

All application materials must be submitted to the portal on Interfolio.

If you have any questions, please contact Trent Silbaugh (Chair of the Search) at or Joshua Yuan (Chair of the Department) at  Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by August 1, 2022.  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

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in mechanical engineering.  The successful applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or a related field, have a record of significant contributions in research, and be prepared to teach core mechanical engineering courses as well as develop specialized elective courses. Tenure-track faculty are expected to establish and maintain an externally-funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, mentor graduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in department and University service. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, service, or other experience has prepared them to contribute to our core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The current search is focused primarily at the Assistant Professor level, but appointment at more senior levels will be considered.

Imaging science, soft matter and biomaterials, energy and the environment, neurotechnology, and artificial intelligence are key areas of interest within the McKelvey School of Engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science seeks candidates with research interests in these areas and/or complementary to the department’s current research foci. The School is experiencing tremendous growth with the opening of two new buildings and a projected 20% increase in faculty numbers over the next five years. The McKelvey School of Engineering provides a wide range of networking, mentoring, and development opportunities for all faculty.

Washington University in St. Louis is a private university with about 16,000 students. It is surrounded by and adjacent to museums, performance venues, vibrant entertainment and dining districts, one of the nation’s largest civic parks, and beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. The campuses are well served by the region’s light rail and bus service and have easy access to major interstate highways. St. Louis is consistently ranked among the nation’s most affordable and best places to live and raise families. Washington University provides comprehensive and competitive benefits for all faculty and their families.

Applicants should apply at Required application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans (not to exceed 3 pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed 2 pages), and the names and contact information for three references. Contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion should be described within the required application materials (i.e. cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and/or research statement). Evaluation of the applications will begin by December 1, 2022.