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Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemical Engineering

University of Washington, Chemical Engineering Department
Seattle, Washington State (US)
$75,000 to $120,000 annually
Date posted
Jun 20, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Washington’s Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for one full-time Assistant Teaching Professor (100% FTE).

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington has an excellent opportunity for a non-tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. Salary range: $75,000 to $120,000 annually. We offer a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with a range of teaching and curriculum-development opportunities in undergraduate, graduate and professional certificate courses. The portfolio of expected teaching responsibilities will include our Interfaces, Surfaces and Colloids curricula along with additional core and elective lecture and laboratory classes. Additional responsibilities will include stewardship of the Chemical Engineering Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF), which is a core component of our teaching laboratories and shared research instrumentation. 

The Assistant Teaching Professor will be hired on multi-year appointments of a minimum of 3 years with a 9-month service period (September 16 through June 15) that may allow for additional opportunities to teach during the summer. While the UW does not offer a path for tenure for teaching-track positions, the position can be renewed, and there are pathways for promotion and advancement are possible. The anticipated start date could be as soon as September 1, 2024. The initial appointment duration will be 3-5 years and compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications.

The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate and deliver project-based learning curricula and capstone projects. The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty conducting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ground-breaking research, instruction, and collaboration. This position will also be involved in enabling state-of-the-art research in the areas of interfacial, colloid, and polymer science through the use of a variety of laboratory instrumentation. 

UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  Assistant teaching professors at UW are primarily evaluated with regard to their teaching and service. Our Teaching Professors are long-term educational professionals who combine instructional excellence with a variety of leadership, community building, outreach, pedagogy advances, and scholarship. The Seattle area is particularly attractive given the presence of significant industrial research laboratories as well as a vibrant technology-driven entrepreneurial community that further enhances the intellectual atmosphere.

 Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with specific experience in process and/or capstone design

  • Industry/professional experience with a vision toward project-based, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary learning

  • A commitment to teaching and student mentoring

  • Experience and a thoughtful strategy for teaching and service that supports our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Demonstrated interest in pedagogical scholarship in Chemical Engineering 

Additional information about the department can be found at

The Chemical Engineering Department is committed to being a model of diversity in the UW College of Engineering. We are actively engaged in broadening our offerings to better serve all demographics of learners and the spectrum of societal and industry needs.

First review and priority will be applications submitted by July 5, 2024. 

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