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Senior Faculty in Energy: Full Professor, Tenured


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School / Campus / College: College of Engineering

Organization: Mechanical Engineering

Title: Senior Faculty in Energy: Full Professor, Tenured


Position Details


Position Description

The Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, invites candidates to apply for a full-time tenured faculty position at the (full) professor level. This position is on a 9 month service period with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2022. This senior position is expected to continue earning international recognition in their field of research and to begin leading major national center-level activities immediately.

This position is expected to specialize in energy, including but not limited to renewable energy and materials for energy conversion and storage. Please note that excellence in research, as clearly identified by international recognition and leadership, is more important than the specific area of sub-specialization

This position will lead a highly interdisciplinary research effort in close collaboration with various entities and researchers both on and off campus. These include the Clean Energy Institute, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Technology (NW IMPACT). Specifically, the position will work closely with researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to strengthen existing significant collaborations and to further build on and expand these into new areas.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide innovative, high-quality teaching; to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program; and to contribute to the goals and missions of the department, college, and university

This position will contribute to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and activities, as well as to an innovative undergraduate curriculum, and graduate courses in their areas of expertise.

University of Washington faculty are committed to excellent teaching, outstanding research, and exemplary service. The Mechanical Engineering department’s research and teaching portfolio covers all aspects of the broad field of mechanical engineering, including interdisciplinary work in engineering in medicine, robotics and controls, materials, advanced manufacturing, and alternative energy. The department currently has 39 full-time tenured, tenure track, research and teaching faculty, 372 undergraduates, 160 Master’s students, 110 PhD students and 17 postdoctoral researchers and continues to grow. More information about the ME department is available at http://www.me.washington.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD or foreign equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline. 

Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and educational experience and philosophy, a statement of how they have contributed to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the previous institutions they have been affiliated with and how they plan to contribute to the UW’s efforts and goals in DEI. The applicant should provide the names and contact information for at least three references, and copies of their three most significant publications. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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. The university is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. The university is also the recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

Additional questions may be addressed to MEChair@uw.edu.

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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