The Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, invites outstanding faculty candidates to apply for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. This position is on a 9 month service period with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2021. University of Washington faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, outstanding research, and exemplary service. The Mechanical Engineering department's research and teaching portfolio covers all aspects of the broad field of mechanical engineering, including interdisciplinary work in application of engineering to address challenges in human health. The department currently has 38 full-time faculty, 408 undergraduates, 163 masters students, 115 PhD students and 18 postdoctoral researchers and continues to grow. More information about the ME department is available at http://www.me.washington.edu.
The successful applicant will be expected to provide innovative, high-quality teaching; to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program; and to contribute to the goals and missions of the department, college, and university.
The University of Washington and the College of Engineering promote diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public.
Applicants must have a PhD or other foreign equivalent doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline by the date of appointment.
Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: strong background in engineering applied to human health; ability to leverage the ME department's and the University's competitive advantages; ability to contribute to the Engineering Innovation in Health Program; research expertise in areas such as area of wearable sensors, point-of-care and in-vitro diagnostics, micro- and nano-fluidics, organ-on-a-chip, medical device design, and engineering applied to infectious disease; potential to conduct world-class research and to innovate in the area of health; and background and confidence to teach, mentor, and work with individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds
Applicants are expected to describe plans for creating innovative and high-quality research and teaching programs that contribute to an inclusive and equitable campus environment. Our department offers a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with broad interdisciplinary research ties across campus. We are building a culturally diverse faculty and encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented or minoritized groups. We look forward to learning how the applicant's values, experiences, or future plans for teaching, research, and service would support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates are welcome, but not required, to include a statement in their cover letter about how COVID is affecting their ability to prepare their application materials and interview.
Please apply online with a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of research plans (maximum 5 pages); a teaching and mentoring statement (maximum 2 pages); a diversity statement that addresses how you will further diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of mechanical engineering (maximum 2 pages); copies of your three most significant publications and the name, e-mail and mailing address, and phone number of at least three references. Applications received on or before January 15, 2021, will be given priority consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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