Assistant / Associate Professor (Tenure- Track) in Mechanical Engineering

University of Washington

United States


Position Description

The Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, invites outstanding faculty candidates to apply for multiple full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant or associate professor levels. These positions are on a 9 month service period with an anticipated start date of September 16th, 2019. University of Washington faculty are committed to excellent teaching, outstanding research, and exemplary service. The Mechanical Engineering department’s research and teaching portfolio covers all aspects of the broad field of mechanical engineering, including interdisciplinary work in engineering in medicine, robotics and controls, materials, advanced manufacturing, and alternative energy. The department currently has 36 full-time tenured, tenure track and research faculty, 408 undergraduates, 163 masters students, 115 PhD students and 16 postdoctoral researchers and continues to grow. More information about the ME department is available at

Candidates with a strong background in all areas of fluid mechanics (computational, experimental and theoretical) are particularly encouraged to apply. The Department seeks to build on its existing strengths in turbulent flows, multi-phase flows, and biomedical flows, but the individual’s potential to conduct world-class research and to innovate in the fundamental understanding of flow is more important than the specific area of specialization. The ability to leverage the ME Department’s and the University’s competitive advantage on Geophysical Fluid Mechanics, Biomedical Research and Advanced Manufacturing to help launch multidisciplinary research efforts will also be an important consideration in the search committee’s evaluation of applicants.

We are seeking exceptional candidates with the potential to develop a high-impact research program with national and international recognition and impact. Candidates will also be expected to present how they will contribute to an innovative undergraduate curriculum, and develop graduate courses in their areas of expertise. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Washington and the College of Engineering promote diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, and have given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. These positions are contingent on budgetary approval.

University of Washington is the recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Additional questions may be addressed to


Applicants must have a PhD or other foreign equivalent doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline by the date of appointment and excellent communication skills. Successful applicants are expected to provide innovative, high-quality teaching; to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program in fluid mechanics; and to contribute to the goals and missions of the department, college, and university.



Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and educational experience and philosophy, names and contact information for at least three references, and copies of your three most significant publications. In accord with the University's expressed commitment to excellence and equity, contributions in scholarship and research, teaching and service that address diversity and equal opportunity should be included among the professional and scholarly statements.

Review of applications begins immediately and priority will be given to applications received by January 31, 2019. The process remains open until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington 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.

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