Assistant Professor – Mechanobiology
Biomedical & Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University
The Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (BMCE) in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University (bmce.syr.edu) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Mechanobiology. This position is 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 tenured/tenure-track faculty positions for a cohesive research cluster in the focus area of Mechanics of Development and Diseases. Faculty hired into this position will build on existing strengths in the focus area and establish their research lab 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 about the BioInspired Institute and cluster hire initiative can be found at BioInspired.syr.edu. More information on the facilities can be found at tinyurl.com/BioInspiredFacilities.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, biophysics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, or a closely related discipline. For this mechanobiology position, we are particularly interested in candidates who focus on cell-matrix interactions and mechanotransduction, tissue biomechanics and pattern formation, molecular force sensor design, and cell biophysics integrated with both computational and experimental approaches. Candidates from related research areas are also encouraged to apply.
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 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 21 full-time faculty, including 6 new hires since 2018, and approximately 220 undergraduate and 110 graduate students, 55 of whom are doctoral students.
For full consideration, candidates must complete an online application and electronically attach a cover letter indicating that the application is for the Mechanobiology 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 www.sujobopps.com (job# 076635, direct link via https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/95261). Review of applications will start on November 23th, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. For additional information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Zhen Ma, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.