Job Posting

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON  (November 23, 2015)

Faculty Appointments in the area of Biomimicry.
The University of Akron invites applications for two open-rank faculty appointments to begin in fall 2016. The University of Akron has recently established a Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center with collaborations in arts, science, and engineering. Each position will have appointments in two departments, determined by their research and teaching interests. The two hires in 2016 will be in the areas of 1) Comparative Biomechanics (appointments in Biology and Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering) (Job # 9233), and 2) Soft Materials (appointments in two of the following: Polymer Science and Chemistry, or Biology) (Job # 9232). Candidates who are interested in working in interdisciplinary research, across different departments, and across multiple disciplines including arts, science, and engineering are encouraged to apply. These two hires will also have an opportunity to define and shape new positions in the area of biomimicry. The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in any of the sciences or engineering.

Candidates with expertise and active research programs in the emerging areas of biomimicry, applied mechanics, materials chemistry, or soft matter physics are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a proven record of scholarly achievement appropriate for their rank as documented by publications, significant and sustained levels of research funding, patents, successful industrial collaborations, experience with technology transfer, and very strong references. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain a robust, externally funded, nationally recognized research program. The successful applicants must also direct graduate student research, teach graduate and undergraduate classes, and contribute to the functioning of their department, college, and university through service on committees and participation in departmental activities.

The University of Akron has a population of about 26,000 students. The University established the world¿s first College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering in 1988. The University has a College of Engineering established in 1914 and is one of the fastest growing colleges in the country. The University recently established an Integrated Bioscience Ph.D. program and encourages collaborative and interdisciplinary research. In 2012, the Provost approved the Biomimicry initiative. These hires in 2016 will be part of this exciting new Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center at The University of Akron.

For complete details and to apply please visit: Job ID# listed in the ad.

When submitting the online application please be prepared to attach a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, documentation of research support, evidence of industrial collaboration, and technology transfer experience; detailed research and teaching plans; and names of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, or status as a veteran.