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Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position
Washington University in St. Louis

  • Sep. 12, 2017
  • Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    St. Louis, MO
    United States
  • Nov. 1, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
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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, submit applications by November 1, 2017 to Professor Lori Setton will chair the search committee and can address academic or research related questions. Administrative questions may be addressed to Ms. Karen Teasdale. Either may be contacted by email at

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.

  • Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. Washington University in St. Louis is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples, and dedicated to work-life balance through an of family-friendly policies.

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  • BME Search Committee
    Biomedical Engineering
    Washington University in St. Louis
    St. Louis, MO


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