Materials Science & Engineering- Chair (AA21914)


Position Overview


Organization: College of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Title : Associate Professor, Professor

Search Number : AA21914


Position Details


The College of Engineering at the University of Washington invites applications and nominations for Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. This tenured, full professor position will lead a department with a long history of dedication to excellence, tremendous growth, and accomplishment in research and scholarship, state-of-the-art facilities, and a vibrant materials community at the university. The Chair will build on the department’s commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and research, and carry out its mission as an outstanding student-centered organization that provides leadership and service to the University, the State of Washington, the nation, and the international community.

The University of Washington, located in Seattle, the heart of the high-tech pacific northwest, is one of the world’s preeminent universities, ranking 14th among public universities in the United States according to the 2015 US News & World Report. The Materials Science & Engineering Department has a tradition of interdisciplinary collaborations and strong partnerships with other academic institutions, national labs, and industry. Major areas of research include opto-electric materials, biomaterials, biomimetic materials, nanomedicine, printable solar cells, energy storage materials, chemical separation membranes, and manufacturing processes. The Department’s faculty have played a central role in major collaborative centers at the University such as the Clean Energy Institute and the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute. The department currently consists of 14 active core teaching and research faculty, 145 undergraduates and 90 graduate students. For more information on the department, please visit http://www.mse.washington.edu.

The search is open to candidates with a Ph.D. degree or equivalent. An outstanding record of research and undergraduate and graduate education, along with excellence in scholarship and demonstrated leadership and management skills are required. The ability to represent the department with alumni, industry and the community and lead advancement activities is essential.

Applications should include a cover letter briefly describing qualifications, a statement of goals and aspirations as Chair, and a complete curriculum vitae.  Complete information on the position and instructions for submitting applications or nominations are available at:

www.engr.washington.edu/facsearch/apply.phtml?pos_id=206

For any administrative issues related to this search, please contact the MSE Department Search Committee at akneub@uw.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A start date of September 2017 is anticipated.

The University is committed to creating and maintaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Applications from women, monitories, individuals with disabilities, and covered veteran candidates are strongly encouraged. 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 and an Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter briefly describing qualifications, a statement of goals and aspirations as Chair, and a complete curriculum vitae. Complete information on the position and instructions for submitting applications or nominations are available at:
www.engr.washington.edu/facsearch/apply.phtml?pos_id=206.

For any administrative issues related to this search, please contact the MSE Department Search Committee at akneub@uw.edu.

 

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.