The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics &
Astronautics at the University of Washington invites applications
for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position
with a nine-month service period, with an anticipated start date of
September 1, 2022.
Candidates are being considered in the plasma field. Specific
research areas of interest include experimental and computational
plasma physics and engineering, plasma diagnostics, electric
propulsion, advanced space propulsion and power, and novel
aerospace plasma technologies. Candidates will be expected to
complement existing research in the Department and across campus,
and to assume a leadership position in aerospace-related
A&A offers an innovative, collaborative, and inclusive
environment in which our faculty and students work on impactful
solutions to current and future challenges in aerospace
engineering. The department is also integral to the unique and
vibrant aerospace ecosystem in the Seattle area.
Our faculty members embrace a culture of excellence and
inclusion, are committed to graduate and undergraduate education,
and develop innovative research programs. A&A is
committed to excellence in research and teaching. The successful
candidate is expected to develop a vigorous and innovative
externally-funded research program, to provide high-quality
teaching that integrates research with instruction at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels, and to participate in service
We look forward to learning how the applicant's experience or
future plans for teaching, research, and service would support our
commitment to diversity and inclusion. The University of Washington
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. The
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). The University’s
Office for Faculty Advancement promotes the hiring, retention, and
success of a diverse and inclusive faculty at the University of
All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching,
research, and service.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in an
appropriate engineering or related discipline by the date of
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
The University 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 is committed to building diversity among its
faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates
that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/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 (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and
Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation
21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a
UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will
be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For
more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.
The position will be open until filled; in the meantime, for
full consideration your application should be submitted by Jan 3,
2022. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1,
To apply, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/96183
The University is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct
this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier
account and can send all application materials, including
confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Please provide pdf files for the following requested
- Cover letter indicating interest and fit with the
- A current curriculum vitae.
- Three letters of reference.
- A research statement that includes the candidate’s vision for
their research for the next 5 years and the potential for research
collaboration, entrepreneurship and aerospace impact.
- A statement of teaching and education interests, and/or
philosophy that includes plans to effectively develop and deliver
educational materials, attract and mentor graduate students, and
engage the broader community.
- A statement of diversity/equity/inclusion reflecting how the
candidate’s lived experiences of issues related to diversity,
equity and inclusion and the candidate’s approach to research,
education and/or service contribute to positive social change and
are inclusive of individuals with different gender, class, race,
ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries,
national origin, worldview, ability, and other
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