Brandeis University, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Position ID:Brandeis-MRSEC-ASSC_FULL [#19335]
Position Title: Open-Rank Faculty Search in Bioinspired Soft Materials
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Area: Materials Science and Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/27, finished 2022/05/18, listed until 2022/02/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Open Rank Faculty Search in Bioinspired Soft Materials
Brandeis University

Brandeis University invites applications from current faculty at the rank of Full or Associate Professor in the interdisciplinary research areas of experimental material science and soft matter. We seek candidates interested in broad collaborations with a vision towards integrated sciences in which materials science overlaps with other disciplines. The successful candidate would choose which department to join ranging from the life to physical sciences. Brandeis University offers a unique opportunity to participate in a diverse interdisciplinary program, the NSF funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), focused on biologically inspired materials. Candidates are expected to play a role in the MRSEC organization and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs while engaging in forefront research.

First consideration will be given to applications received by December 31, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible with a target of Fall 2022, pending budgetary approval. Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and a research plan, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion submitted to AcademicJobsOnline at

A research-intensive liberal arts university, Brandeis fosters highly collaborative science both within and between departments. Brandeis is planning to construct a new science building and conduct multiple searches that will strengthen cross-disciplinary studies across the sciences. The suburban campus in Waltham, MA is close to the academic and biotechnology centers of Boston and Cambridge.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

To prepare your diversity statement, please use the guidelines provided by UCSC: The statement will be evaluated by the UCSC rubric:

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Further Info:
Search Committee Chair
MRSEC - MS 057
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453