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Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Transmission Electron Microscopy

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School / Campus / College: College of Engineering

Organization: Materials Science & Engineering

Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Transmission Electron Microscopy

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Position Description

The University of Washington’s Materials Science and Engineering Department seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty position with a nine-month service period in the area of Electron Microscopy science to begin September 2020 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Faculty duties include research, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and mentoring of students. Commensurate with experience and qualifications, appointment at the level of both associate Professor and tenure Track assistant professor will be considered. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program with the core principles of electron microscopy study of materials science. The research topics may include but are not limited to: new imaging method development and implementation, quantum materials, energy materials, and biomaterials, which provides insight into the fundamental physical properties.

The University of Washington has a number of university-wide initiatives underway or in development, on topics that include Materials [NSF Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC), DoE Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), the Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Technology (NW IMPACT) —  a joint research institute between the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington], Energy/ Environment [Clean Energy Institute], Manufacturing [Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC)], Health, and Data Science. Individuals who can connect to these initiatives are encouraged to apply.

The University of Washington, located in Seattle, the heart of the high-tech pacific northwest, is one of the world’s preeminent universities, ranking in the top 10 of US News World Report ranking of Global Universities. The department currently consists of 18 active core teaching and research faculty, over 150 undergraduates and 90 graduate students. For more information on the department, please visit


Candidates should hold a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field.


Applicants should include the following documents and information with their letter of application: A detailed resume, a list of publications, clear and concise statements of teaching, research interests and objectives (3 pages maximum), and the contact information of five referees. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019. Evaluation of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the details of this search or position should be directed to the search committee by email to Prof. Xiaodong Xu (

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