Mechanical Engineering – Assistant or Associate Professor (AA21654)

Position Overview

Organization: College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Title : Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

Search Number : AA21654

Position Details

The Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, invites outstanding faculty candidates to apply for full-time tenure track faculty positions at the assistant professor level, although senior hires may be considered. We are seeking exceptional candidates who will develop programs of high-impact research, contribute to an innovative undergraduate curriculum, and develop graduate courses in the areas of manufacturing, biomedical technology, and/ or multiscale modeling. We view the originality and potential impact of the candidate’s work as more important than the specific area of specialization thus we will consider exceptional candidates in other areas compatible with the mission of the department.

Applicants must have a PhD or other equivalent doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline by the date of appointment and excellent communication skills. The successful applicant will be expected to provide innovative, high-quality teaching; engage in collaborative research efforts that help build on research focus areas by developing a vigorous, collaborative, funded research program; and contribute to the goals and missions of the department, college, and university. These positions are contingent on budgetary approval.

University of Washington faculty are committed to excellent 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 advanced manufacturing, alternative energy, robotics and controls, and engineering in medicine. The department currently has 39 full-time tenured, tenure track and research faculty, 360 undergraduates, 160 masters students, 110 PhD students and 17 postdoctoral researchers and continues to grow. More information about the ME department is available at

The university is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. The university is also the recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.


Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, a statement of research and education goals, names and contact information for at least three references, and copies of three (3) selected publications. Please submit all applications at:
Additional questions may be addressed to

Review of applications begins immediately and priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2017. The process remains open until the position is 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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.