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Assistant or Associate Professor- Biomolecular Engineering

University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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The William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) seeks to hire one tenure-track or tenured faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with research interests in the broad area of Biomolecular Engineering. Competitive candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (or closely related discipline) before starting the position and show potential for exceptional research and excellence in teaching and service. The successful candidate will be appointed at a rank commensurate with accomplishments and expertise.

We are particularly seeking faculty candidates who will develop an externally-funded research program aimed at overcoming grand challenges in the broad field of Biomolecular Engineering. Example areas of interest include immunoengineering, diagnostics, synthetic biology, biologics, cellular engineering, and cancer. Candidates with research focused on cancer might also be eligible to apply for the CPRIT Scholar award ( The Department has a strong graduate program with more than 100 PhD students, modern research facilities, and annual research expenditures exceeding $10 million. The successful candidate will join a collegial group of research-oriented faculty working in a highly collaborative environment.

UH is a Carnegie Tier 1 Public Research University with a Drug Discovery Institute ( and a newly-established medical school ( UH is also home to several other research institutes, including the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute ( and the Advanced Manufacturing Institute ( UH is part of a consortium of universities within the Texas Medical Center (TMC) called the Gulf Coast Consortia for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences ( that provides additional opportunities for training, events, and state-of-the-art shared core facilities. Our faculty enjoy active collaborations with the nearby medical institutions like MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, etc.

UH is one of the most ethnically-diverse major research Universities in the United States. It is a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. Students come to UH from more than 137 nations and from across the world. UH is also an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities receiving funding from the National Science Foundation in support of its commitment to increase the number and success of women faculty in STEM fields.

The Houston Metropolitan Area offers excellent quality of living and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene propelled by a growing economy. Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world, and has a broad industrial base in Energy, Chemicals, Materials, Aeronautics, and Medical Technologies offering additional opportunities for collaborative research.

A complete application consists of: (1) a cover letter; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) a detailed description of research interests (not to exceed four pages); (4) a statement of education, discussing teaching interests and experience and mentoring experience (not to exceed 2 pages); (5) three representative publications; and (6) the name and contact information (email address and phone number) of three professional references whom we may contact. Review of applications will begin by December 1, 2023, and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. The position is available effective September 1, 2024. 

For more information please contact the search committee chair: Professor Navin Varadarajan
William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering:

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Houston is also responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The University of Houston offers some 280 bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees through 12 interdisciplinary colleges. The university awards some 5500 degrees annually.

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