Think Beyond the Possible

Case Western Reserve University’s Engineering Strategic Hiring Initiative continues in 2014 and beyond with a focus on recruiting extraordinary faculty in the broad areas of advanced materials, energy and human health. Research clusters identified as strategic priorities and opportunities for the Case School of Engineering include Biomolecular Engineering, Fire and Materials Flammability, Informatics, and Translational Biomaterials.

Biomolecular Engineering is seeking candidates with relevant experience in the following areas: metabolic engineering, mammalian cell culture engineering and bioprocess engineering.

Fire and Materials Flammability is seeking candidates with relevant experience in the following areas of particular interest: fire dynamics, fire suppression, flammability of polymeric materials, polymer flammability mechanisms and the development of non-halogenated flame retarding agents.

Informatics is seeking candidates in the area of informatics, including engineering epidemiology, materials genome, and biomedical/health informatics. Candidates should be grounded in computer and information science or related areas, with an aptitude for interdisciplinary and translational teamwork. Areas of specific interest include big data management, convergence, mining, and analytics, with the creation of unique tools, methodology, and novel data resources (e.g. time-series, imaging, electronic medical records, sequence, and material properties).

Translational Biomaterials is seeking candidates whose research seeks to design, develop and translate new biomaterials/ biomaterial approaches toward the next generation of therapeutics. Experience working with industry is an asset. Case Western Reserve University has a strong track record in developing and translating new technologies to benefit patients, and we are looking for a talented scientist or engineer in the field of biomaterials to enhance/complement our focus on designing new technologies to enhance human health.

The strategic hiring initiative has attracted outstanding junior and senior candidates interested in being part of a community determined to drive discoveries that improve people’s lives. The Case School of Engineering values interdisciplinary thinking, creative collaboration and entrepreneurial ideas. It also believes strongly in the vital importance of diversity within the professorial ranks, both in terms of women and underrepresented minorities.

Successful candidates will hold primary appointments in the Case School of Engineering, although in many instances they will be eligible for additional appointments within the School of Medicine or College of Arts and Sciences, among others.

Candidates seeking positions at the Assistant Professor level and higher should hold an earned doctorate in a field of engineering or related science and demonstrate promise for research and teaching excellence. Those seeking these positions should provide the names and contact information of three references in addition to a cover letter, research and teaching statements and CV. Candidates seeking positions at the Associate Professor level should have established a significant research reputation nationally and possess a record of extramural funding. Candidates seeking positions at the level of full Professor should be recognized internationally for research excellence, leadership and scholarship in their discipline.

We welcome all nominations and applications. For additional information, please visit http://engineering.case.edu/strategichiring/ or contact Dean Jeffrey Duerk at cseinterest@case.edu.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants desiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877. Determinations regarding granting accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Collaboratives Communications

With any initiative at Case Western Reserve, communication is key. So as the university embarks on its historic recruitment and employ of engineering faculty in new collaboratives, you will be hearing from leadership and the search committee: the impetus for the idea, objectives, progress updates and more.

Start here:

Letter from Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder

Letter from Jeffrey L. Duerk, Dean, Case School of Engineering