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Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Washington Electrical & Computer Engineering

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School / Campus / College: College of Engineering

Organization: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Washington Electrical & Computer Engineering

Position Details

Position Description

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington invites applications for two Assistant Teaching Professor positions supporting the undergraduate BSEE program and/or the Professional Master’s Program. The successful applicant will be appointed as a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in the University of Washington Electrical and Computer Engineering department for three years, with the possibility of renewal. The position begins in Fall 2022 and is a 9-month appointment with an opportunity to teach in the summer quarters. 

About the Professional Master’s Program 

The Professional Master’s Program (PMP) is one of two master’s programs offered in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This fee-based degree was originally designed for working professionals, but has since evolved to accommodate full-time students who comprise about 25% of our student population. The program features an exciting industry- responsive curriculum and is intended for students who plan to launch or continue their careers in industry. 

About the Undergraduate Program

UW ECE is ranked #11 in the nation in computer engineering, #20 in electrical engineering, and #4 in total number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in electrical/computer engineering. Nearly 600 students receive a robust education through a strong technical foundation, group project work, and hands-on research opportunities with renowned faculty in one of 40 department labs.  A new curriculum is currently being designed to provide additional flexibility and new elective courses, focusing on systems principles, problem solving, and engineering design with a societal impact.


The Assistant Teaching Professor will teach two courses a quarter in the UW ECE PMP and/or BSEE program. Successful candidates are also expected to participate in program and departmental activities, train teaching assistants, serve on admissions and other departmental committees, and mentor students. 


This position requires a MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, candidates who have teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, including course development and instruction.  Applicants should possess demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information and lead high quality undergraduate and graduate courses.

Other positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to candidates with a background in machine learning, signal processing, embedded and mobile systems, circuits, power electronics, and/or robotics. Highest priority will be given to exceptional candidates regardless of the specific areas listed above.


Preference will be given to applications submitted by December 31, 2021. Application packages should include: i) letter of intent; ii) complete curriculum vitae; iii) statement of teaching goals/philosophy; iv) diversity statement (see below); and v) the names and contact information for three academic and/or professional references.

Finalists will be invited for campus visits. University of Washington is an affirmative action employer and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered 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. 

Sexual Misconduct Form

State law requires that the University of Washington obtain the Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct declaration signed by the candidate. The declaration will require you to disclose any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct, to authorize current and past employers to disclose to the UW any sexual misconduct currently being investigated and/or committed by you, and to release current and past employers from any liability.

Diversity Statement

We look forward to learning how your experience or future plans for teaching and service would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The College of Engineering has consistently had one of the highest percentages of women faculty in the top 50 colleges of engineering (US News and World Report Undergraduate Rankings). Additionally, the University’s Office for Faculty Advancement promotes the hiring, retention, and success of a diverse and inclusive faculty at the University of Washington.


Please submit a statement of diversity/equity/inclusion reflecting how your lived experiences of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion and your approach to research, education and/or service contribute to positive social change and are inclusive of individuals with different gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, ability, and other identities.  UW ECE recognizes that women and members of minoritized groups often provide “invisible labor” to their organizations, especially in areas related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage candidates to include any such efforts in your diversity statement.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

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Title IX Notice

Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington State law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.

Anyone may contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator about sex and gender discrimination, including sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Anyone who has experienced these behaviors has the right to make a complaint to the University, report to the police, to both, or not at all.

Please see the Title IX website to learn more about how to report or make a formal complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct. You will also find information about supportive measures and the grievance procedures that are utilized for complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Students and employees have access to support measures and resources, whether or not they choose to make a complaint.

Office of the Title IX Coordinator

Valery Richardson, Title IX Coordinator
Mags Aleks, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
4311 11th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105

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 (