Physics, School of STEM – Assistant Professor (AA25912)

Position Overview

Organization: University of Washington, Bothell, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Bothell

Title : Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA25912

Position Details

The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks a dynamic researcher/educator to join the fast-growing Physical Sciences Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We are seeking candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor on a full-time, nine-month academic year basis beginning Autumn Quarter 2018.  Successful candidates are expected to develop externally sponsored research programs, teach courses in Physics and participate in University service.

The University of Washington, Bothell has a new undergraduate degree in physics and is seeking to build strength in this program. Faculty in the Physical Sciences Division of the School of STEM are expected to possess strong teaching, research, and mentoring skills and enthusiastic incorporation of undergraduates into their research program.  Faculty are expected to encourage and support a diverse population of students and have knowledge of modern pedagogic methodologies.

Qualifications for this position include the following:

  • A Ph.D. in physics or closely related field
  • Experience in modern teaching methods in physics
  • Demonstrated excellence in physics research and ability to develop a strong research program in computational physics, theoretical physics, or physics education.

Diversity is a core value of University of Washington Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement

The School of STEM offers a B.S., B.A., and minor in Physics, undergraduate degrees in Applied Computing, Biology, Chemistry, Climate Science and Policy, Computer Science, Interactive Media Design, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering. We also offer master’s degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering, Cyber Security Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. The School of STEM combines all of the STEM fields in one academic area, allowing for cross-disciplinary training and project work.  The School envisions being a leader in providing accessible, innovative, and effective education and research that promotes responsible engagement with our world and society.  Our mission is to support and promote excellence in STEM research, scholarship, and education through commitment to our core values of collaboration, opportunity, rigor, and engagement. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Application Instructions

How to apply: Please submit the following application materials to and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to the Interfolio site by the letter writers by December 4, 2017.

  • Cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and interests including any available evidence of teaching excellence. Please include any experience in teaching or mentoring a diverse population of students.
  • Research plan
  • Sample syllabus of an undergraduate course taught or one proposed to be taught

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled, complete applications received by December 4, 2017 will receive priority consideration.

All University of Washington faculty members engage in research, teaching, and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Thank you for your interest in this position at the University of Washington Bothell.

If you have a question about the details of this search/position please contact Dr. Eric Salathé at For questions regarding Interfolio or potential disability accommodations, please contact Janet Wilt at

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.