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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track – Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Seattle, Washington State
$11,111-$17,000 per month
Date posted
Jan 19, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for two (2) full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level This position is on a 9-month service period with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2024.

These positions are open to candidates in any field of Mechanical Engineering. The UW Mechanical Engineering Department has achieved national or international prominence in additive and advanced manufacturing techniques, including composite materials manufacturing, biomechanics and biomedical engineering sciences, physics-based machine learning and artificial intelligence modeling and controls, energy storage and electrification, renewable energy, robotics, turbulence and multiphase fluid mechanics, etc. The successful candidates will be expected to strengthen key areas and to open new subfields with high promise at the national level or in collaboration with local industry.


The successful applicants 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. The successful applicants will be expected to develop an internationally recognized extramurally funded research program and to provide innovative, high-quality teaching. The candidates will also be expected to contribute to an inclusive and equitable campus environment, collaborate with members of the department, as well as other researchers within the University and affiliated institutions, participate in the department’s teaching of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs, and contribute to the mentoring, and training of graduate students in the department’s Masters and/or Ph.D. programs. Successful candidates will be expected to champion diversity, equity and inclusion in ME, propose and implement initiatives and activities, as well as innovative undergraduate curriculum, and graduate courses in their areas of expertise.

The ME Department at the University of Washington is in a significant and sustained growth period and seeks to build on existing strengths while expanding its impact. Candidates with a background in any area of Mechanical Engineering are encouraged to apply.

The University of Washington, located in Seattle, Washington, the heart of the high-tech Pacific Northwest, is one of the world’s leading universities, ranking No. 6 in Best Global Universities in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report ( The College of Engineering and the ME Department foster a highly collegial and collaborative culture. Applications from women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans are strongly encouraged. We are committed to creating innovative and high-quality research and teaching programs that contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

The Mechanical Engineering department’s research and teaching portfolio covers all aspects of the broad field of mechanical engineering. The department currently has 39 full-time tenured, tenure track, research and teaching faculty, 600 undergraduates, 250 Master’s students, 150 PhD students and 30 postdoctoral researchers and continues to grow. More information about the ME department is available at

The base salary range for this position will be $11,111-$17,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


Applicants must have a PhD or other foreign equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research, as clearly identified by a record of publication in archival journals and presentations and top international conferences.

Application Instructions:

Applications should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements of research plans and educational experience and philosophy, and 4) a statement of how they have contributed to 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 also provide the names and contact information for at least three references and copies of their three most significant publications.

Review of applications will begin January 8, 2024, with applications accepted until the position is filled.

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