Faculty Recruitment

While Caltech is a small institution relative to other top universities across the nation, its influence on scientific research in a wide variety of fields is immeasurable. Part of what makes this possible is the rigorous recruitment and hiring of the most creative and cutting-edge faculty in the world. The Division of Biology and Biological Engineering is no exception and welcomes applications for the following faculty positions:

Bioengineering Faculty Position

The California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track professorial position in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering. Bioengineering research at Caltech focuses on the application of engineering principles to the design, analysis, construction, observation, and manipulation of biological systems, and on the discovery and application of new engineering principles inspired by the properties of biological systems.

Applications are invited in any area of bioengineering research. This search will focus on candidates whose research program has a primary forward engineering focus. Candidates with strong commitments to research and teaching excellence are encouraged to apply. Initial appointments will be made at the assistant professor level for four years and are contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree.

The Bioengineering Option includes faculty from the Divisions of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science, and Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy.

Please submit online application at http://bbe.caltech.edu/Positions and include a brief cover letter; curriculum vitae; relevant publications, a description of proposed research; and a statement of teaching interests. Instructions will be given for submission of letters of reference when you apply on-line.

Position will remain open until filled, however, applications completed by December 15, 2016 will be assured of receiving full consideration.

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Biology Faculty Position - Organismal

The Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track professorial position in the general area of multicellular organismal biology. Research areas of interest include, but are not restricted to development, physiology, behavior, biomechanics, and evolution. Applicants whose research covers different scales of biological organization – from cellular mechanisms to ecosystems – are particularly encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants are expected to develop innovative research programs and to be committed to high quality teaching. Preference will be given to candidates at the assistant professor level; however, under extraordinary circumstances, applicants at the associate or full professor level may also be considered.  The term of an initial untenured appointment is for four years and is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree.

Please submit on-line application at http://bbe.caltech.edu/Positions and include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant publications, a description of proposed research, and a statement of teaching interests.  Instructions will be given for submission of letters of reference when you apply on-line.

Positions will remain open until filled; however, applicants for the assistant professor level should plan on completing an application by Dec 16, 2016, in order to attend a recruiting symposium at Caltech on Feb 2, 2017, where they will present their research and future directions.

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