Tenure-track Faculty Position in Biomaterials

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Massachusetts

Deadline February 28, 2014
Date Posted January 10, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University (Wyss Institute) seek applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Biomaterials, with emphasis on polymer synthesis and biologically inspired materials.  The expected start date is July 1, 2014.

In addition to having a faculty appointment in SEAS, the successful candidate will also become a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute, which is composed of engineers, scientists, and clinicians from Harvard, its affiliated hospitals, and other leading academic institutions in the Boston/Cambridge region.  The Wyss Institutes mission is to develop biologically inspired materials and devices that will solve critical medical and environmental problems and to translate these transformative technologies into products that have an impact on society and the world.  The Institutes high-risk, science-driven approach is based on a pioneering model of innovation, collaboration, and technology translation. 

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science or a related field by the expected start date.  In addition, we seek candidates who have an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training.  We are in particular looking for applicants, of exceptional potential, who can interact with a wide range of both SEAS and Wyss faculty.

Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, statement of teaching interests, copies of up to three representative papers, and names and contact information for three to five references.  Applicants will apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5272.

SEAS and the Wyss benefit from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, excellent locations, significant industrial collaborations.  Information about SEAS's current faculty, research, and educational programs is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu.  Information about Wyss can be found at http://wyss.harvard.edu/.

We encourage candidates to apply by February 28, 2014, but will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.  Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5272