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


 

Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Positions (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, is eager to announce plans to hire tenure-track and tenured faculty at all levels with a focus on growing our research efforts and educational programs in our areas of primary research interest.

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 research environments in which a students from many different backgrounds can learn and thrive.

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 resource-rich 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.

Qualifications

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. 

Application Instructions

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) a list of three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/98756. For full consideration, submit applications by January 10, 2022. Professor Kurt Thoroughman, search committee 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.


 

Computer Science & Engineering

Faculty Positions (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis has tenure-track faculty openings beginning on or after July 1, 2022. 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. Candidates with expertise in imaging/vision and autonomous systems (Cyber-Physical systems + AI/Machine Learning) are especially encouraged to apply.  Successful candidates should show exceptional promise for research leadership and a strong commitment to high-quality teaching. 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) at http://apply.interfolio.com/97509 and arrange for at least three letters of references to be directly submitted through Interfolio on their behalf. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled, but all applications received before December 15, 2021, will be given full consideration.

Please contact recruiting@cse.wustl.edu for questions related to this search.

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 members 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. Our faculty and staff are known for our collegiality and for providing a supportive environment for new arrivals.

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.

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. The expected start date is Fall 2022, i.e., on or before September 1, 2022. 

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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19945. Questions related to the search can be sent to recruiting@cse.wustl.edu. Applications received before December 15, 2021, will be given full consideration.

  • 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

Consistent with its growth strategy, 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, 2022. 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 both junior and senior applicants who will contribute to Washington University’s growing multi-disciplinary research efforts in the field of information and decision systems, comprising machine learning, data sciences, control, optimization, signal and image processing. Areas of particular interest are science and technologies that will enable the next generation of Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet-of-Things, Imaging Science and Engineering Brain Sciences. We also seek senior applicants who are interested in serving as the director for the Master of Science in Data Analytics and Statistics (MSDAS) program within the ESE department. Exceptional candidates will be considered in all areas of Electrical and Systems Engineering.

Diversity, equity 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 (ese.wustl.edu) 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; appointment at a senior rank (associate and full professor) will be considered for exceptional candidates with a distinguished record of achievement in research and teaching.

 Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) 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; (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (4) a list of at least three references to (https://apply.interfolio.com/98209). Priority will be given to completed applications (including submitted reference letters) received before December 15, 2021. 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.

 

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  (http://apply.interfolio.com/100472). 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

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. http://apply.interfolio.com/106230

If you have any questions, please contact Trent Silbaugh (Chair of the Search) at tsilbaugh@wustl.edu or Joshua Yuan (Chair of the Department) at joshua.yuan@wustl.edu.  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 & Material Science

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure eligible faculty position at the Lecturer rank to teach laboratory courses in solid mechanics, structural vibrations, and mechanical design. The lecturer will also instruct and supervise students in engineering prototyping and fabrication, help oversee teaching labs and design instructional spaces, and perform other duties as assigned by the University. A master’s degree in mechanical engineering and at least three years experience in laboratory/design instruction is required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and the position is benefits eligible as per university guidelines. Applications received by May 15, 2022 will be considered. 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.

Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/105180. Application materials should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and goals that focuses on laboratory and design instruction, and contact information for at least three references.