The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University (VU ChBE) invites applications for one or more tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at any rank. We seek outstanding candidates with principal efforts toward experiments and/or simulations in the areas of bioengineering (synthetic biology, biomaterials, tissue engineering, biosystems engineering, and regenerative medicine), materials (polymers, nanomaterials, separations, catalysis), and energy (solar, fuel cells, biofuels, batteries, supercapacitors). We seek candidates who can synergistically leverage our strong interdisciplinary environment to establish a leading research program that applies engineering approaches to solve key societal problems. This opportunity is part of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s strategic directions in ‘Regenerative Medicine,’ ‘Nanoscale Science and Engineering,’ and ‘Energy and Natural Resources’ and coincides with the expansion of the new 230,000 sq ft Engineering and Science Building.
VU ChBE (http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/chbe/) has annual research expenditures of $7.5M and has steadily climbed the USNWR graduate rankings over the past fifteen years to currently rank at #33. With fourteen current full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty, we are consistently ranked as one of the top five chemical engineering departments in the U.S. with fifteen or fewer faculty. VU ChBE is located within a 4 min walk of Vanderbilt's other engineering and science research departments and is adjacent to the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). VINSE is the nucleus for nanoscale materials research at Vanderbilt, and is one of numerous interdisciplinary centers and institutes across the campus (http://research.vanderbilt.edu/centers-institutes/) that offers comprehensive and state-of-the-art core facilities. VU ChBE is also a short walk from the clinical departments of Vanderbilt’s renowned co-located medical center, facilitating interdisciplinary engineering research with potential translational medical impact.