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Assistant Teaching Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

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School / Campus / College: College of Engineering

Organization: Materials Science & Engineering

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of Washington plans to hire an Assistant Teaching Professor (100% FTE, non-tenured, 9-month appointment) starting the 2022-2023 academic year. MSE is expanding its faculty to address the growing need for professionals trained in Materials Science and Engineering in diverse areas ranging from manufacturing to healthcare. MSE is committed to being a model of diversity in the UW College of Engineering.

The appointment will begin in September 2022. The initial appointment is expected to be for 2–3 years. The position can be renewed, and the position is reviewed at the end of each appointment period for reappointment consideration. Assistant Teaching Professors are focused on the teaching mission and university service.  The person hired for this position will be responsible for teaching the year long undergraduate MSE laboratory course sequence which covers the foundational skills for materials research and engineering; materials processing and characterization for a variety of materials including metal, ceramic, polymer, and electronic materials.  This includes lecture instruction, lab preparation, management of teaching assistants, course modifications and student support.   The person will work with an existing staff lab manager to support a variety of courses and team projects that utilize the shared facilities. This position will be expected to teach the students working knowledge of materials characterization techniques such as mechanical testing, thermal analysis, optical and electron microscopy, spectroscopy techniques, e.g FTIR, XRF, UV-Vis. Other instructional duties may include instructing related MSE lecture courses, designing and supporting laboratory modules for related courses, and writing proposals to grow and update the laboratory facilities.  

MSE is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. MSE has an extensive and growing curricular program with diverse focus tracks in areas such as energy, manufacturing, biomedical, and computational technology. MSE offers bachelors, professionally oriented masters, and doctoral degrees. Seattle is home to many prominent technology companies, along with a robust startup and global health community. MSE works closely with many local partner companies to improve our curriculum to meet the professional needs for the next generation of MSE engineers.  


PhD, or foreign equivalent, in MSE related field,

one year experience teaching in higher education in Materials Science or related field, 

one year experience with instrumentation management including user training, safety, and instrument maintenance, 

expertise with variety of instruments


To apply, please submit the following materials. Review of applications will begin March 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

  1. Letter of application

  2. Current CV

  3. Contact information for a minimum of three references

  4. Diversity statement *

  5. Teaching statement or teaching philosophy

  6. A teaching portfolio that includes:

    1. Instructional materials such as sample syllabi, in-class activities, and assignments with associated evaluation and/or grading rubrics

    2. If available, course evaluations that provide both quantitative and qualitative evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness

    3. List of proficient  laboratory techniques and laboratory management experience 

  *  A diversity statement helps applicants reflect on how their 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 diverse students.

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