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Faculty position at the University of Washington

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position, which will be available at the start of the 2013-2014 academic year. The position is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, but may be at the rank of associate or full professor for applicants with demonstrated scholarship, including a strong record of securing and conducting externally funded research.


The department seeks outstanding individuals working in the broad area of energy. Examples of opportunities in the energy area include, but are not limited to: energy harvesting and conversion from renewable resources; sustainable energy storage solutions; creation and characterization of advanced materials for sustainable energy conversion and storage; thermal energy systems focusing on alternative fuels, combustion or emissions; and nature-inspired processes for energy solutions. While we often seek individuals whose work creates synergies within existing areas of strength in the department and the university, we place more emphasis on a candidate's potential and promise than we do on the precise area of technical specialization. As such, we encourage all well qualified candidates to apply.

The University of Washington is a strong and well-recognized research and educational institution consistently ranked within the top five of all research institutions in terms of total federal funding. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. For detailed information on the Mechanical Engineering Department, go to www.me.washington.edu. The successful applicant will be expected to provide quality teaching and innovative research that may intersect with existing research centers listed on the website. He/she will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, to advise graduate students during the pursuit of their degrees, and to develop a highly visible externally-funded research program. An earned PhD or ScD in mechanical engineering or in an appropriate engineering or related discipline is required.

Applicants should include the following documents and information with their letter of application: a detailed resume, a list of publications, a clear and concise statement of teaching and research interests and objectives, and the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references. Applications must be submitted electronically at www.engr.washington.edu/facsearch/apply.phtml?pos_id=123. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 31, 2012.

The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. The University is the recipient of a 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility and a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering and mathematics (www.engr.washington.edu/advance). The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. All positions are contingent on the availability of funding.

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