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Assistant Teaching Professor - Mechanical Engineering

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: Engineering & Mathematics

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Position Details

Position Description

The Engineering & Mathematics Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for a teaching track position in Mechanical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. While primarily focused on teaching, teaching track faculty at the University of Washington are also expected to engage in scholarship and service. The successful candidate will join our faculty on a full-time basis for a nine-month academic year appointment beginning September 16, 2024.


The base salary range for this position will be $10,349- $10,552 per month during the nine-month academic year ($93,141-$94,968 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.  


The successful candidates will be expected to embrace evidence-based education principles, teach a wide range of undergraduate courses, supervise capstone projects, engage in scholarship, participate in multi-disciplinary collaborative projects, and support and enhance learning for students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates will be considered across a wide range of teaching interests, including but not limited to: control systems, robotics/mechatronics, vibrations as well as finite element analysis (FEA) and computer-aided machining/manufacturing or in thermal sciences (thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics), renewable energy, and HVAC.  


The Mechanical Engineering (ME) program is part of the Division of Engineering & Mathematics, which is housed in the School of STEM. In addition to Mechanical Engineering, the division has programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering (jointly run with the division of Computer Systems & Software), and Mathematics. The program offers a BS in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on hands-on experience, collaborative problem-solving, and societal implications in the design, production, and implementation of mechanical and thermal fluid systems. The Mechanical Engineering program is comprised of 6 full-time and several part-time faculty members who have vast academic and industrial experience. The ME faculty have expertise in a broad range of areas, including biomedical engineering, robotic surgery, commercialization of medical devices, advanced materials characterization, marine systems, power/energy, and engineering policy. 


The School of STEM is the largest school at UW Bothell, and we are a school committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who create an exceptional student experience in support of our core values of Collaboration, Opportunities, Responsibility, and Engagement.  Our faculty members are dynamic educators who engage in innovative, evidence-based pedagogiesNearly every School of STEM faculty member engages undergraduate and master’s students as research collaborators, and we pride ourselves on our community engaged teaching and research to realize our vision to be an indispensable partner in the region. We offer twenty-three undergraduate and graduate degrees and eight minors across four Divisions (Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering & Mathematics, Physical Sciences). The School is housed in several buildings on a vibrant campus collocated on a restored 100-acre wetland with an active salmon stream, including the 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, and our new 80,000 square-foot STEM building, Innovation Hall – the first shared academic building between a community college and university in the country.


UW Bothell offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate degrees, enhanced with a wide variety of minors and certification programs to help students build on their major(s) and/or expand their course of study into new academic disciplines.


Current enrollment is approximately 5,800 students, with over 95% of undergraduates from Washington State. Just over 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color. 


The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated a commitment to advance a culture grounded in mutual trust and respect, civility, and collaboration to create and support a safe and inclusive school community in which students, staff, and faculty are valued, connected, and positioned to thrive.


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related fields, or foreign equivalent, by the date of hire OR 
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related fields, or foreign equivalent, plus 1 year (or 12 months) teaching experience or significant industrial experience in relevant subject area(s), by the date of hire


Please submit the following application materials.

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Teaching philosophy statement and interests including any available evidence of teaching excellence 
  • Statement about a demonstrated commitment to diversity in teaching, mentoring, and/or service. The statement should detail the applicant's experience in supporting the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion. 
  • Provide names/contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request 

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by December 15, 2023 will receive priority consideration.


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