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Assistant Teaching Professor - Aeronautics & Astronautics


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School / Campus / College: College of Engineering

Organization: William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - Aeronautics & Astronautics


Position Details


Position Description

The University of Washington’s William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics (A&A) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor position. Assistant Teaching Professors are non-tenured faculty members who are hired on multi-year appointments with a 9-month service period (September 16 through June 15) that may allow for additional opportunities to teach during the summer.  The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022.  The initial appointment duration and compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications.

The expected teaching responsibility portfolio for the Assistant Teaching Professor position is variable based upon assigned combination of lecture courses, laboratory courses, service and curriculum management.  This position will engage partners and collaborators to teach across the range of aerospace subject areas with project-based, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary learning.  Opportunities exist for coordinating and delivering project-based learning curricula.  Educational and manufacturing activities are supported by a full-time instructional machine shop supervisor and a full-time instructional lab manager.  A&A offers a highly collaborative culture, with a range of teaching and curriculum-development opportunities in undergraduate and master’s level courses.  Having extensive experience in design (practical and/or teaching experience), and extensive industry/professional experience will prove most useful in this position.

UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  While Assistant Teaching Professors at UW are primarily evaluated with regard to their teaching and service, the successful candidate will be encouraged to participate in the wide-range of research activities in the department and collaboratively across the College of Engineering and the three UW campuses.  

The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty conducting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ground-breaking research, instruction, and collaboration in controls and autonomous systems, fluids, plasma science and space systems, and materials and structures. (For more information on our research and labs, please visit https://www.aa.washington.edu/research/areas.) We also routinely engage in research projects with affiliates from the region’s noted high-tech industry.  In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • engage in project-based, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching,
  • teach and mentor students, and
  • implement a thoughtful strategy for teaching and service that supports our commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

A&A is committed to being a model of diversity in the UW College of Engineering. We are actively engaged in broadening our offerings to better serve all demographics of learners and the spectrum of societal and industry needs.

Qualifications

The position requires a PhD or foreign equivalent in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related field.  In addition, candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Instructions

UW is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Please provide pdf files for the following requested materials:

  1. Cover letter indicating interest and fit with the position.
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. Complete contact information for three references.
  4. A statement of teaching interests and/or philosophy (2 pages max).
  5. A statement of diversity/equity/inclusion (2 pages max) reflecting how your approach to teaching and/or service contributes to positive social change and supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to reflect and describe your related experiences in teaching and service and also where you stand to grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students.
  6. A teaching portfolio that illustrates teaching capability to include, but not limited to, sample syllabi, sample assignments, example in-class activities, sample grading rubrics.
  7. A set of teaching or course evaluations that provide both quantitative and qualitative evidence of teaching.

For any administrative issues or inquiries related to the search, please contact Kimberly Maczko, kmaczko@aa.washington.edu. For help signing up for Interfolio, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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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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The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877)997-8807.

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