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Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemical Engineering

The University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
Competitive Salary + benefits
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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The University of Washington’s Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for one full-time Assistant Teaching Professor (100% FTE).

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington has an excellent opportunity for a non-tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. We offer a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with a range of teaching and curriculum-development opportunities in both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The expected teaching responsibility portfolio will include Unit Operations laboratory curricula along with core additional lecture and elective courses. Up to 20% of the position will be departmental and university service with an expected 80% teaching load.

The Assistant Teaching Professor will be hired on multi-year appointments with a 9-month service period (September 16 through June 15) that may allow for additional opportunities to teach during the summer. While the UW does not offer a path for tenure for teaching-track positions, the position can be renewed, and promotion and advancement are possible. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2022. The initial appointment duration and compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications.

Opportunities exist for coordinating and delivering project-based learning curricula and capstone projects. The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty conducting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ground-breaking research, instruction, and collaboration. Successful candidates for this position may be expected to teach any of our core undergraduate courses and several courses within the graduate curriculum.

UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  Assistant teaching professors at UW are primarily evaluated with regard to their teaching and service. Our Teaching Professors are long-term educational professionals who combine instructional excellence with a variety of leadership, community building, outreach, pedagogy advances, and scholarship. The Seattle area is particularly attractive given the presence of significant industrial research laboratories as well as a vibrant technology-driven entrepreneurial community that further enhances the intellectual atmosphere.

Additional information about the department can be found at

The Chemical Engineering Department is committed to being a model of diversity in the UW College of Engineering. We are actively engaged in broadening our offerings to better serve all demographics of learners and the spectrum of societal and industry needs.


The position requires a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a related field (or foreign equivalent) and the following prior work experience:

  • Prior teaching experience in Chemical Engineering including, but not limited to, graduate teaching assistantships
  • Ability to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and expertise, via either prior research or teaching, to teach the undergraduate Chemical Engineering Unit Operations laboratory

 Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with specific experience in process and/or capstone design
  • Industry/professional experience with a vision toward project-based, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary learning
  • A commitment to teaching and student mentoring
  • Experience and a thoughtful strategy for teaching and service that supports our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated interest in pedagogical scholarship in Chemical Engineering 

Application Instructions

UW is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Please provide pdf files for the following requested materials:

  1. Cover letter indicating interest and fit with the position.
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. Complete contact information for three references.
  4. A statement of teaching experience, interests and/or philosophy. Please also highlight your interests in and/or experience teaching and innovating in the ChemE undergraduate unit operations curriculum (2 pages max).
  5. A statement of diversity/equity/inclusion (2 pages max) reflecting how your approach to teaching and/or service contributes to positive social change and supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to reflect and describe your related experiences in teaching and service and also where you stand to grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students.

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For any administrative issues or inquiries related to the search, please contact Andrea Gleichweith, For help signing up for Interfolio, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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 (

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit



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