Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Experimental Biophysics - Department of Physics

The Physics Department of Case Western Reserve University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of experimental biophysics. The search is part of a long term commitment to expand the scope of biophysics research at CWRU. It builds on thriving collaborations within the department in theoretical biophysics, experimental soft condensed matter (biosensing, organic materials), and medical physics (MRI and magnetic nanoparticle imaging). The successful candidate will complement these initiatives, and hopefully take advantage of the numerous interdisciplinary opportunities available both on campus and in the extensive local biomedical research environment (the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and a variety of startups).

We encourage applications from candidates working at any level of biological organization, from single molecules to whole populations. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): protein dynamics and interactions, cytoskeletal mechanics, chromatin structure, cell adhesion and tissue organization, epigenetics, systems biology, embryonic development, neurophysics, and collective behavior at the cellular/organismal scale. Candidates with specific interests in imaging with medical diagnostic/therapeutic applications, should consider a current parallel search in our department for a tenure-track position in this area.

All candidates are expected to conduct a vigorous program of innovative and funded research, supervising graduate students and providing research opportunities for undergraduates. The average teaching load is one course per semester, and candidates must demonstrate the skills and interest to be effective teachers. Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a closely related discipline, as well as a record of outstanding scholarly research.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and statements of research plans and teaching as a single pdf file to and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to that address. Please include the candidate’s last name in all attachments. If electronic submission is not possible, paper applications may be submitted to:

BIOPHYS Search, Department of Physics
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7079 USA

Questions may be directed to Prof. Michael Hinczewski at Information about the department, and all current faculty searches, can be found at:

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 requiring 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 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.