Engineering Endowed Chairs

Waco, Texas
Nov 09, 2020
Jan 08, 2021
Ref or 80450
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Engineering, Materials
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Kenneth and Celia Carlile Chair in Materials Science

The Mearse Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering

The School of Engineering and Computer Science at Baylor University is seeking to fill two newly established endowed faculty positions. The Mearse Chair was established to support and build the broad area of Biological or Biomedical Engineering with emphasis on Biomaterials. The Carlile Chair was established to enhance the expanding research capabilities of the University in the board area of Materials Science and Engineering. These positions are expected to contribute to the growing research enterprise at Baylor University in the strategic areas of Materials Science, Health, and Human Flourishing and as identified in the Illuminate vision document ( Successful candidates are expected to maintain a highly active and internationally recognized research program, engaging in sponsored research, teaching, mentoring and training of graduate students, collaborating with other faculty and colleagues in new research projects, and establishing strong ties with the Baylor community.  While the tenure home of the holder of either chair will be in one of the departments within the School of Engineering and Computer Science, joint appointments across disciplinary boundaries are encouraged.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, material science or a related field and have a demonstrated record of accomplishments that include sustained research funding, internationally recognized scholarship, and outstanding teaching commensurate with the rank of full professor with tenure.  The successful candidates are expected to help increase research activity, promote the formation of new degree programs, and maintain teaching excellence. The position will begin as early as August 2021 at the Full Professor level. Highly competitive startup packages will accompany the position. Because of Baylor’s strong Christian mission, the successful applicant must have an active Christian faith.

In the School of Engineering and Computer Science, Baylor offers PhD programs in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. The School has state-of-the-art research facilities in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (, a newly developed, modern research facility designed to foster scientific and technological innovation.  The College of Arts and Science includes 12 programs in the Sciences housed in the Baylor Science Building   ( that includes multiple core and service facilities with over 150 laboratories.

Consideration of applications will commence January  2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include: (1) a current vita, (2) an individualized statement of research plans related to Baylor's programs, (3) a statement of active Christian faith, and (4) contact information for at least five professional references that will be contacted for finalists. Further information, including official transcripts and background check, will be required of finalists. Applicants for the Mearse Chair and Carlile Chair will, submit application materials, respectively, to and Inquiries about the positions can be sent to either or

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. Hallmarks of Baylor include a commitment to education in a supportive Christian environment, faculty collegiality, and small class sizes. Baylor offers over 46 doctoral programs with more than 19,000 students.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.