Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering

Seattle, Washington State
Competitive Salary
Oct 23, 2018
Dec 22, 2018
Job Type
Full time

Position Description
The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington invites applications or nominations for a full-time tenure-track faculty position (9 month service period) to begin September 16, 2019. The Department is seeking candidates at the level of Assistant Professor. The department is growing and currently has a core group of 26 research and tenure-track faculty, 14 joint and adjunct faculty, and about 220 undergraduate, 100 graduate, and 25 post-doctoral students.

The University of Washington is a leader in advancing data sciences across all disciplines ( and is home to world-class efforts in molecular engineering and sciences (, nano-engineered systems (, and clean energy ( Chemical Engineering plays a leadership role in the development of educational and research programs in all three institutes. We seek candidates who will advance the department’s strategic initiative in data science and interests in: systems engineering, molecular, quantum and nanoscale science and engineering, clean energy, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, or any other areas of interest to Chemical Engineering. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants are expected to describe plans for creating innovative and high quality research and teaching programs.

Additional information about the department can be found at

Applicants must have earned a PhD or foreign equivalent in chemical engineering or a related field, by the date of appointment. Successful candidates will demonstrate outstanding potential for high impact research as judged, in part, by their publication record and other research products in an area that broadly supports our campus initiatives.

Application Instructions
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 diverse and underrepresented groups. We look forward to learning how the applicant's experience or future plans for teaching, research, and service would support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please apply online at with a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae to include a list of publications; a statement of research plans, teaching experience, philosophy and interests, educational experience; a diversity statement; 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 December 15, 2018, will be given priority consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Washington is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. The UW College of Engineering currently has 24.2% female faculty (ASEE 2017). The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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.

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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