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Faculty Cluster Search in Environmental Science and Engineering, and Synthetic Biology 2021
Carnegie Mellon University

Date Posted Aug. 25, 2021
Title Faculty Cluster Search in Environmental Science and Engineering, and Synthetic Biology 2021
University Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department Cluster Hire
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences
    Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
    Chemistry - Physical
    Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Chemistry - General
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Biochemistry
    Biology - General

Carnegie Mellon is in the midst of an exciting growth phase in the area of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Synthetic Biology. The Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, seek tenure-track faculty candidates using experimental, theoretical or computational approaches to investigate or engineer environmental systems.

Areas of interest include, Biological Circuit Design, Cell Reprogramming, Microbial Community Engineering, and Ecosystem Science and Engineering. People working in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: synthetic chemical roles in endocrine disruption and their interactions with ecological systems; biological assays that can promote the design of sustainable molecules and materials, microbial community engineering and/or synthetic biology for bioremediation, sustainable energy, and/or environmental monitoring; and biosensor development.

CMU fosters transdisciplinary collaborative approaches to compelling societal challenges and is looking for candidates who would benefit from, and contribute to, an environment that fosters campus-wide, multi-departmental collaborative research projects.

Faculty have access to facilities that include a state-of-the-art animal facility, biological microscopy centers, high-performance computing clusters, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Carnegie Mellon is developing extensive biological experimental automation suites: Candidates are encouraged to describe how their experimental design may benefit from this resource. Appointments across multiple departments, which are a strongly supported part of the culture at Carnegie Mellon, are possible when appropriate. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive urban environment.

A Ph.D. degree along with postdoctoral research experience is required. The tenure-track appointment will be made at the assistant professor level.

Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in unique ways. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

Application Instructions
Applications, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including publication list), research and teaching statements, a diversity statement (outlining how you have contributed to, or plan to contribute to, diversity, inclusion, and equity), and the contact information for at least three individuals who have been asked to upload confidential letters of reference should be submitted electronically via this Interfolio site.

Review of applications will start Oct 15th 2021 and continue until positions are filled.

  • Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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