Mearse Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering


The Mearse Chair was established to support and build the broad area of Biological or Biomedical Engineering with emphasis on Biomaterials.   This position is expected to contribute the growing research enterprise at Baylor University in the strategic areas of Materials ScienceHealth, and Human Flourishing and as identified in the Illuminate vision document. This is one full time tenure professor position in the School of Engineering & Computer Sciences.  The anticipated start date is Fall 2021.  The successful candidate is expected to maintain a highly active and internationally recognized research program, engaging in sponsored research, teaching, mentoring and training of graduate students, collaborating with other faculty and colleagues in new research projects, and establishing strong ties with the Baylor community. 


Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, material science or a related field and have a significant level of teaching, research and scholarship accomplishments commensurate with the rank of full professor with tenure.  

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 05/31/2021. To apply, please submit a letter of application, a 1-2 page research plan, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, a copy of an official transcript showing the highest degree conferred (if the Ph.D. is in progress, a copy of the official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours should also be submitted), and the names and email addresses of three persons willing to provide letters of recommendation as a single PDF file through this Interfolio link: Finalists for this position will be required to submit official transcripts for the doctoral degree in advance of a campus visit. Inquiries about the position can be sent to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Kevin Chambliss, Ph.D.