Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Soft Materials and Advanced Manufacturing)

Charlottesville, VA
May 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Soft Materials and Advanced Manufacturing)

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Dean's Office, School of Eng and Applied Science

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-02-2016

Posting Summary:
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for multiple open rank, tenured or tenure-track faculty in soft matter/materials and advanced biomanufacturing for biological applications, broadly defined. These faculty positions have the flexibility of appointments among multiple departments within UVA Engineering and potentially across Schools including Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences. Successful candidates will join an exciting research environment, maintain a funded research program, and engage in teaching and training of graduate and undergraduate students. Rank, tenure, compensation and joint appointments are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

UVA is taking a focused approach to the development of soft materials and advanced manufacturing for biological applications. Development of these materials will be critical to innovations in a wide variety of existing basic and translational research fields such as medical devices, in vitro biology platforms, in vivo drug delivery systems, new imaging agents, biosensors and novel regenerative therapeutics. The dearth of innovative soft materials and advanced manufacturing methods for biological applications is considered one of the greatest barriers to accelerating development and enhanced applications of many of these technologies. UVA is well positioned to lead in this area leveraging a strong foundation in fundamental engineering and physical sciences with world renowned research in quantitative biology, biomedical engineering, and medicine.

A PhD in engineering, material science, physical sciences, biomedical sciences, or related fields, and/or MD by the time of appointment is required. Appointment with tenure requires documented excellence in research and teaching, and an emerging national reputation. Candidates with a strong background in the disciplines of macromolecular synthesis and engineering and soft condensed matter are preferred, as are candidates with expertise in hierarchical control of micro-patterning of biomimetic soft polymers across multiple length scales.

UVA is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups and dual career opportunities. UVA is situated in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville and is close to Washington, D.C. Charlottesville consistently ranks among the top cities in which to live and work. UVA is consistently ranked as a top public university.

To apply, visit and search for Posting 0619778. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. George Christ via email at For questions about the application process, please contact Joseph Rehder via email at

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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