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Arizona State University
  • Position Number: 4668247
  • Location: Tempe, AZ
  • Position Type: Engineering - Other Engineering
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, in collaboration with the Center for Biomaterials Innovation and Translation (CBIT) at The Biodesign Institute at ASU, seek applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the areas of Biomaterials Imaging, Biocompatibility and Tissue Responses. The School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, one of the eight Fulton Schools, houses a vibrant biomolecular, biological, and biomaterials engineering research community (Learn more at We seek applicants who complement our abilities in these areas to solve grand challenges as part of a community of experts. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to, design, synthesis, manufacture, and characterization of biomolecules, pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, cells, and/or tissues; fundamental and applied research in biomaterials innovation for immunoengineering, advanced imaging (e.g., optical, X-rayCT, photoacoustic imaging) of biomaterials and biomaterials-modulated processes, biomaterials transcriptomics (e.g., single-cell RNA sequencing), biomaterials innovation for biocompatibility, and for modulating tissue responses.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the university to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects, and undertake service activities.

This search is part of ASU's engagement with the Arizona's New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and to broaden student access to our programs; support Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy Industries; and expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.

Appointment will be at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank commensurate with the candidate's experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2024. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Fulton Schools, the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy is currently the most involved in the interest of this research. It is intended that the recruited faculty member will also be core faculty of the new Center for Biomaterials Innovation and Translation in The Biodesign Institute at ASU.


Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in chemical engineering, bioengineering, life sciences, materials science and engineering, or related discipline by the time of appointment.

  • Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate's rank.

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate's rank

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching.

  • Demonstrated leadership in research as evidenced by lead author publications, student mentorship, patents, and/or corresponding author publications as appropriate to the candidate's rank.

  • Demonstrated funding acquisition capabilities as appropriate to the candidate's rank.

Application Instructions

Application deadline is December 1, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select "apply now" next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)

  • Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)

  • Contact information for three references.

The ASU Charter states, "ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves." The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to cultivating excellence, delivering innovation that matters, encouraging bold thinking, fostering a community of learning and collaboration and building a foundation for all to be successful. Applicants are encouraged to address how their past, current and future activities align with the ASU Charter and Fulton Schools of Engineering values in their application materials.

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee co-chairs, Professor Brent Nannenga via email at and Professor Jitendran Muthuswamy via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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