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Assistant Teaching Professor (Non-Tenure) University of Washington GIX/MSTI Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Bellevue, Washington State
$11,000 - $13,000/month
Date posted
Apr 2, 2024

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) in partnership with UW’s Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)

The University of Washington (UW) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in partnership with UW’s Global Innovation Exchange invites applications for a full time Assistant Teaching Professor supporting academic programs at GIX and ECE, including the flagship Master of Science in Technology Innovation. The successful applicant will be appointed as a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in ECE for three years, with the possibility of renewal. The position begins Autumn 2024; it is a 9-month appointment with opportunities to teach during the summer quarter.

The successful candidate will be expected to communicate complex technical information and lead high-quality interdisciplinary and interactive graduate courses for emerging and seasoned professionals.

The successful candidate will teach courses involving, but not limited to developing hardware and software IoT and robotic applications for new problem areas, specifically with technical depth in any of the following areas: hardware architecture, processing platforms and sensing technology, data processing and analysis, machine learning, database development, robotics, data visualization and presentation.

UW Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

UW ECE is ranked #16 nationally in electrical engineering and offers undergraduate, professional masters and doctoral programs. While this teaching role is predominately planned for teaching in the UW MSTI program, the role is voting faculty for the host ECE department, and the candidate is encouraged to engage in teaching and service within ECE as much as time and opportunity allows.

UW Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)

UW’s Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is a graduate-level institute for interdisciplinary education in engineering, business, and design. Its mission is to inspire global innovators to address the world’s most pressing challenges through the responsible application of advanced technologies. Supported by UW’s College of Engineering and Foster School of Business, GIX is in Bellevue, WA.

UW Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI)

UW’s MSTI is a 60-credit, 18-month, professional master’s degree delivered by UW’s Global Innovation Exchange, an interdisciplinary institute shared by the UW College of Engineering and Foster School of Business. This applied professional program focuses on developing global leaders skilled in technology product development and emerging applications in hardware and software. The program features an integration of industry professionals as project sponsors, instructors, and mentors for students who plan to launch or continue their careers in the technology industry. Graduate courses cover hardware and software technical development skills focused on concepts for IoT and robotics applications, design thinking and human-centered design, technology industry strategy, entrepreneurship, team dynamics, and corporate and IP law.


The Assistant Teaching Professor will be expected to teach up to two courses per academic quarter or six courses per academic year, with a particular emphasis on teaching in the MS, Technology Innovation (MSTI) program at GIX. Responsibilities include teaching graduate level coursework related to the development IoT and Robotics including the following courses: 509 (Technology Foundations), 510 (Programming for Digital and Physical User Interfaces), 512 (Introduction to Sensors & Circuits), 513 (Managing Data and Signal Processing).

All UW faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and service in addition to teaching. The faculty role is also expected to participate in program and departmental activities such as recruiting, orientation, graduation, training of teaching assistants, developing and updating lab course assignments, serving on admissions and other departmental committees, mentoring students, and assisting in solicitation and mentoring of industry-sponsored capstone projects. In addition, there are opportunities for teaching in Global Technology Experiences (international short courses) as well as custom professional and executive learning programs in partnership with the UW College of Engineering and Foster School of Business. While this teaching role is oriented toward teaching at UW-GIX, the role is a voting faculty for the host ECE department, and the candidate is encouraged to engage in teaching and service within ECE as much as time and opportunity allows.


The base salary range for this position will be $11,000 to $13,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

University of Washington

The University of Washington, located in Seattle, 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. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills, and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.


This position requires a Masters degree (or foreign equivalent) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field.  A PhD is also acceptable.  

We are seeking candidates who have taught a minimum of two courses as the lead instructor at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, including course development and instruction. 

Application Instructions

Preference will be given to applications submitted by April 15, 2024. Application packages should include:

i) letter of intent;

ii) complete curriculum vitae;

iii) statement of teaching goals/philosophy;

iv) diversity statement (details on Interfolio);

v) the names and contact information for three academic and/or professional references.

All applications must be submitted through Interfolio:

Finalists will be invited for campus visits. University of Washington is an affirmative action employer and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered 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.

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

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