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Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor Biological Engineering (002811-2013)

RESPONSlBlLlTlES: The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of biological engineering. Successful applicants are expected to establish a world-class research program with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas in biological engineering: protein engineering, synthetic biology, genetic circuit design, metabolic engineering, cellular and biomolecular engineering, energy efficient micro/nano devices, systems modeling of biological networks, or biobased products/biomaterials engineering. This position will be part of the program in biological engineering that targets the global challenges associated with sustainable applications in human or animal health, energy, the environment, agriculture, or industrial (bio) products. The successful candidate will have a distinguished academic record, will develop independent research programs and will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in biological engineering.

COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT AND FACILITIES: The position, an academic year appointment, will be based in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, a top-ranked program. An opportunity exists for joint appointment in Schools within the College of Engineering as well as participation in high impact multidisciplinary research within Discovery Park Centers (Bindley Bioscience Center, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Discovery Learning Center).

THE COLLEGES: The ABE program is part of both of the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering. The Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering at Purdue University are deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (discovery, learning and engagement), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort. The College of Agriculture has 11 academic departments and includes 300 faculty, 2650 undergraduate students, and 685 graduate students. The College of Engineering has 13 academic units and includes 340 faculty, 7615 undergraduate students, and 2918 graduate students. Purdue Extension is comprised of campus specialists who pa11ner with a statewide system of 275 professionals and in all 92 counties delivering high impact research based programs to stakeholders in Indiana and around the world. The Colleges' strategic plans can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx  (Agriculture) and https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/StrategicPian/2009-2014  (Engineering).

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral level degree in engineering or closely related field and possess excellent communications skills. It is preferred that the candidate would also have earned their B.S. in engineering.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin March 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATIONS: Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, academic transcripts, statements of approach and vision for research and teaching, and names and contact information for three references. Please go to: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/Employment  to apply.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

CONTACT: Questions regarding the position may be addressed to the chair of the search committee: Joseph Irudayaraj 765-494-0388 - josephi@purdue.edu

For additional information see: http://www.purdue.edu/ABE

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.