Research Assistant Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

The University of Washington Paul Allen School of Engineering
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 08, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Assistant Professor
Seattle, WA

The University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor position in the fields of Molecular engineering with computation methods (e.g., ML); DNA nanotechnology; and/ or Synthetic biology. The position would be a full-time, multi-year appointment with 12-month service period and with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021. The initial appointment is for a three year term.

Our school offers a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with broad interdisciplinary research ties across campus. We are leaders both in core computing and computer engineering research, and in research that applies computer science to solve pressing world challenges in medicine and global health, education, accessibility, developing world technology, and others. The Seattle area is particularly attractive given the presence of significant industrial research laboratories, top technology companies, as well as a vibrant technology-driven entrepreneurial community that further enhances the intellectual atmosphere.

We look forward to learning how the applicant’s experience or future plans for research 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 University is a first-round awardee of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see Moreover, 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.

All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching and service.


Applicants must have earned a doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field, by the date of appointment.

Application Instructions

To ensure full consideration of your application, please submit all materials no later than November 15, 2020. Applications will only be accepted via Interfolio.

Please provide pdf files for the following requested materials: your letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, statements of research interests, a diversity statement, and your three most significant publications. You may optionally provide a teaching statement, if available. You are also asked to provide at least four confidential letters of recommendation.

For any administrative issues or inquiries related to the search, please contact For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff at 877-997-8807 or

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.

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 (

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