ChBE Faculty Opening

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Vanderbilt University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level for Fall 2012.  Exceptional candidates are encouraged to apply and will be considered for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank.

Candidates are expected to contribute to one of two experimental research thrust areas in the department:  (1) Biomolecular Engineering (synthetic systems biology, immunology, and cellular and protein engineering are of special interest) and (2) Energy and Materials, broadly defined, including all aspects of energy conversion (solar, fuel cells), energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors), and energy efficiency; nanomaterials approaches to energy solutions are of particular interest. A Ph.D. with a distinguished academic record in engineering or applied science is required.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and establishing an externally funded and internationally recognized scholarly research program.

Ranked in the top 20 nationally, Vanderbilt University is located on 330 park­-like acres one and one-half miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee.  The University has ten schools, which provide a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.  Interdisciplinary research opportunities exist with faculty in many other departments within the School of Engineering, the College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine.  Furthermore, interdisciplinary institutes including the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICM), and Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) offer access to comprehensive and state-of-the-art support core facilities.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references (including email addresses) should be submitted online.  Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2011 and will continue through December 2011. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.