Assistant Professor (with tenure), Chemical Engineering

Seattle, Washington State
Competitive Salary + benefits
Oct 20, 2020
Dec 05, 2020
Job Type
Full time

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 as early as September 1, 2021. The Department is seeking candidates at the level of Assistant Professor.

Candidates are being targeted for a cluster of hires that will occur over the next year within the College of Engineering in the area of high-throughput imaging and big-data analysis.  New hires will join a strong existing network of faculty who are pioneering this field within the College of Engineering, School of Medicine, and College of Arts and Sciences.  For this particular hire within the cluster, the primary appointment and teaching responsibilities will be in chemical engineering, but adjunct/affiliate appointments in other relevant departments/institutions will be encouraged.  The successful applicant will be expected to provide innovative, high-quality teaching; to develop a high-impact federally funded research program of international repute; develop graduate courses in their areas of expertise and to contribute to the goals and missions of the department, college, and university.

UW has a culture of inter-departmental and cross-college collaborations, as well as close relationships with regional institutes, clinics, and industry partners.  The University of Washington is a leader in clean energy (, molecular engineering and sciences (, nano-engineered systems ( and advancing data sciences across all disciplines ( Chemical Engineering plays a leadership role in the development of educational and research programs in all of these areas. The department is growing and currently has a core group of 27 research, lecturer, and tenure-track faculty, 14 joint and adjunct faculty, and about 220 undergraduate, 100 graduate, and 25 post-doctoral trainees.

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