Hightower Endowed Chair in Biopolymers
The School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications and nominations for the Hightower Chair in Biopolymers. This senior position will serve as a focal point within the School and the Institute for research and teaching in the field of biopolymers, while working to broaden interactions in polymer science, bio-materials and polymeric materials having a biological origin or function. Candidates with interests in the theory, design, synthesis, processing, characterization, and applications of biopolymers, are especially encouraged to apply. There are numerous opportunities for campus-wide interactions in the various units of the Colleges of Engineering and Science, including the School of Applied Physiology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Further interactions are envisioned with the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), the Strategic Energy Institute (SEI), and the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN). The successful candidate should have a history of establishing outstanding research programs, a demonstrated interest in fostering collaboration, and a commitment to high-quality teaching with the opportunity to develop courses and academic programming in biopolymers. The metropolitan Atlanta region provides much opportunity for local cooperation in medical research and development, along with potential entrepreneurial opportunities through the Institute’s (IC)3 program.
Candidates should submit an application letter describing their vision for the
position, a curriculum vitae, and names (and contact information) for five references
to www.mse.gatech.edu/Hightower. The application
review process will begin immediately
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