Bio & Systems Engineering

Faculty Positions – Bio & Systems Engineering

Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting up to15 faculty (open rank) for research and development programs as part of the continued expansion of a broad institutional initiative in Integrative Biosciences. This initiative leverages a new 200,000 sq. ft. Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) that houses coordinated inter- and trans-disciplinary research teams, and a Clinical Research Center. Programmatic themes include a focus on pathophysiologies and accumulated stressors affecting health in evolving urban environments with a strong emphasis on basic disease mechanisms, clinical translation, and community health impact. Candidates interested in the Bio & Systems Engineering thematic area are expected to apply engineering and systems approaches to the focus areas of metabolic diseases, translational neuroscience, environmental health, and health disparities and we plan to recruit up to 3 faculty in this specific thematic area. These approaches include but are not limited to the following.

  • Biological and environmental interactions of materials
  • Bionanoengineering
  • Biosystems engineering
  • Biosensors
  • Neuroprosthetics

Successful applicants will benefit from a highly collaborative research environment working with colleagues within several colleges at the University. Successful faculty candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biological sciences and engineering relevant to the thematic area, with evidence of peer recognition in the field, a commitment to excellence in research education and training, and the ability to engage with broader IBio disease science themes for the purpose of achieving transformative and translational research gains. Applicants are expected to have already established extramural research funding or be on a clear path to secure and sustain extramural funding in support of their research programs. Faculty recruits will integrate with departments and colleges or schools consistent with their areas of expertise and shared interests and engage in all aspects of our academic mission, including research, education, and service. We would be pleased to receive applications from groups of faculty from one or several institutions who may wish to work together.

Competitive recruitment packages are available with salary and faculty rank based on qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to apply to posting #043729 through the WSU Online Hiring System Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, but for full consideration this fall, application materials should be submitted by November 30, 2018. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of research and teaching plans, reprints of two selected publications, the names and addresses of at least three references, and a cover letter addressed to the Vice President for Research indicating the applicant’s potential for research synergy within the broader institutional initiative in integrative biosciences.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University offers a range of academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. The campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres including the School of Medicine, the College of Engineering, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. The university is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health, the Karmanos Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, and a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Core Center - Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES).

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