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Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering job with University of Washington, Department of Chemical Engineering

The University of Washington Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time teaching assistant professor (100% FTE).

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington has an excellent opportunity for a tenure faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We offer a highly collaborative and collaborative culture, with a range of teaching and curriculum development opportunities on both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The expected Teaching Responsibility portfolio will include the Unit Operations lab syllabuses along with additional core lectures and elective courses. Up to 20% of the position will be service in departments and universities with an expected 80% of the teaching load.

The Assistant Professor will be assigned to multi-year appointments with a 9-month tenure (September 16 to June 15) which may allow for additional teaching opportunities during the summer. While the University of Wisconsin does not offer a pathway for teaching track positions, the position can be renewed, and promotion and advancement can be made. The expected start date is September 16, 2022. The initial appointment term and compensation will be commensurate with the qualifications of the applicant.

Opportunities exist to coordinate and deliver project-based learning curricula and graduation projects. The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty that conducts groundbreaking interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and collaborations. Successful candidates for this position may be expected to teach any of our core undergraduate courses and several courses in the graduate curriculum.

University of Washington faculty members are involved in teaching, research, and service. Teaching assistant professors at UW are primarily evaluated for their teaching and service. Our teaching professors are long-term educational professionals who combine educational excellence with a variety of leadership, community building, and networking, with advancements in pedagogy and scholarship. The Seattle area is particularly attractive due to the presence of important industrial research laboratories as well as a vibrant, technology-driven entrepreneurial community that enhances the intellectual atmosphere.

Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.cheme.washington.edu

The Department of Chemical Engineering is committed to being a model for diversity in the University of Washington School of Engineering. We are actively engaged in expanding our offerings to better serve all learner demographics and the spectrum of societal and industry needs.


The position requires a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a related field (or foreign equivalent) and the following previous work experience:

  • Previous teaching experience in chemical engineering including, but not limited to, graduate teaching assistants
  • Ability to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience, either by prior research or teaching, to teach a chemical engineering unit operations laboratory

Positive factors to consider include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching with specific experience in the process and/or capstone design
  • Industry/professional experience with a vision towards project-based, interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary learning
  • Commitment to teaching and guiding students
  • Experience and a thoughtful teaching and service strategy that underpin our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Show interest in educational scholarship in chemical engineering

Application instructions

UW uses Interfolio faculty research to conduct this research. Applicants for this position receive a free file account and can submit all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Please provide pdf files for the following required materials:

  1. Cover letter indicating interest and appropriate for the job.
  2. current curriculum.
  3. Complete contact information for three references.
  4. Statement of teaching experience, interests, and/or philosophy. Specifically highlighting the educational focus required for facades, surfaces, and colloids. (two pages maximum).
  5. Diversity/equity/inclusion statement (2 pages maximum) that reflects how your style of teaching and/or service contributes to positive social change and supports people who represent differences in gender, class, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability , and other identities. We invite you to reflect on and describe your relevant experiences in teaching and service as well as where you can grow on issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, equity, and student mentorship and education.

To apply, go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/99599

For any administrative matters or inquiries related to the research, please contact Andrea Gleichweith, chemeatc@uw.edu. For assistance with registering with Interfolio, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please review the Help and Support section of Interfolio, contact via email at help@interfolio.com, or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Washington is a positive employer and equal opportunity employer. All eligible applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and demonstrates this commitment in the UW Diversity Scheme (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University Faculty Act 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 Information and Requirements

Under Governor Inslee’s announcement 21-14.1, workers at the University of Washington (UW) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide evidence of, or have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University of Washington. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this employment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.

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