Open-Rank (Assistant/Associate) Professor Position in Biomedical & Chemical Engineering

Syracuse, New York
Dec 23, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open-Rank (Assistant/Associate) Professor Position in 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 ( is seeking applicants for an open-rank position in the field of Functional Materials. 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 Smart Materials. Faculty hired into this position will build on existing strengths in the focus area and establish their 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 on the facilities can be found at and on the BioInspired Institute and 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. 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. Strong commitment to collaborative, cross-disciplinary research is especially desirable. Demonstration of past accomplishment 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, 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 #075522, direct link via Review of applications will start on January 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor James Henderson, at [email protected].


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.