Assistant Professor Position in Biomedical & Chemical Engineering

Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
September 30 2021
Organization Type

Assistant Professor Position in Biomedical & Chemical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (BMCE) in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University ( is seeking applicants for two positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of (i) Functional Materials and (ii) Synthetic Biology. These positions are part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of bioinspired science and technology. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University is actively recruiting multiple candidates for tenure-track faculty positions for a cohesive research cluster in the focus area of Smart Materials. Faculty hired into these positions will build on existing strengths in the focus area and establish their labs in the world-class facilities of the multidisciplinary BioInspired Institute for Material and Living Systems that spans multiple departments in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Arts and Sciences. Further information on the facilities can be found at and on the BioInspired Institute, and the hiring initiative can be found at

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, polymer science, or a closely related discipline. For the functional materials position, preference will be given to candidates who possess expertise in materials synthesis and characterization and a record of engineering smart materials for applications in both fundamental and translational research. For the synthetic biology position, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, or redesign of existing, natural biological systems for useful purposes. A strong commitment to collaborative, cross-disciplinary research is especially desirable. Demonstration of past accomplishments toward fostering diversity and building an inclusive climate in research and/or teaching is of great importance. The BMCE Department offers B.S. (ABET-accredited), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in both bioengineering and chemical engineering. There are currently 17 full-time faculty, including 11 new hires since 2011, and approximately 220 undergraduate and 110 graduate students, 45 of whom are doctoral students.

For full consideration, candidates must complete an online application and electronically attach a cover letter indicating whether the application is for the functional materials or the synthetic biology position. Other required documents include curriculum vitae, concise statements of research plans and teaching interests, a diversity statement describing interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion (e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, or faculty recruitment/retention), and contact information of three professional references through (job #075969, direct link via Review of applications will start on December 1, 2021, and continue until the positions are filled. For additional information, please get in touch with the chair of the search committee, Professor Shikha Nangia, at

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education broadly, and in engineering, specifically, are strongly encouraged to apply.