Research Assistant Professor - Aeronautics & Astronautics (Plasma)

Employer
University of Washington
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track research associate professor position with a twelve-month service period. Our faculty members embrace a culture of excellence and inclusion, are committed to graduate and undergraduate education, and develop innovative research programs. This position is not expected to have regular classroom teaching obligations, but may provide guest lectures or other instructional support. Specific research areas of interest include computational and experimental plasma physics in the areas of self-organized configurations, helicity injection sustainment, numerical reconstructions of plasma states from experimental data with applications to laboratory research and fusion energy. Candidates will be expected to complement existing research areas in the Department and across campus and to participate in service activities in support of the Department’s research mission.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous and innovative externally-funded research program that provides research opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral research associates, and undergraduate students.

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics is one of the original aerospace engineering departments in the nation and the only one of its type in the Pacific Northwest, a region whose extensive aerospace industry continues to be a major contributor to the technological development, economic vitality, and security of the United States. Under its strategic plan, the department has been building strength in the multidisciplinary areas of aircraft systems, space systems, and energy systems, while continuing its investment in basic research in areas of fundamental importance to aeronautics and astronautics. For information about the department, please visit http://www.aa.washington.edu.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in an appropriate engineering or related discipline by the date of appointment.

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 Information

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/.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The position will be open until filled, but we expect interviews to begin in May 2021.  The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2021.

To apply, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/86141

UW 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 materials:

  1. Cover letter indicating interest and fit with the position.
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. Complete contact information for five references.
  4. 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.
  5. A statement or philosophy on supervising student research that includes plans to effectively attract and mentor graduate students and to engage the broader community.
  6. 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 identities.

For any administrative issues or inquiries related to the search, please contact Kimberly Maczko, kmaczko@aa.washington.edu. For help signing up for Interfolio, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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