Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
United States

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: Engineering & Mathematics

Title: Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering

Position Details

Position Description

The Engineering & Mathematics Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWBothell) invites applications for a tenuretrack positionin Electrical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will join our faculty on a full-time basis for a nine-month academic year appointment beginning September 16, 2024.All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship and service.


The base salary range for this position will be $12,745-$12,995per month during the nine-month academic year ($114,705-$116,955 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.  


Candidates will be consideredacross a wide range of research and teaching interests, including but not limited to,digital circuit design, FPGA implementation, embedded systems design, and VLSI and ASIC design.The successful candidate is also expected to teach other electrical engineering courses and develop an active research agenda, resulting in scholarly publications in reputable journals and conferences, along with securing external funding to support research endeavors. The successful candidate is strongly encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, both in teaching and research, with a particular focus on opportunities that benefit undergraduate and master's students. The candidate is also expected to be actively engaged in service activities across the campus and the University, including membership in committees, student mentoring, curricular development and other activities that contribute to the University's mission and goalsThe candidate is expected to be committed to supporting students from diverse backgrounds, actively enhancing their learning experience, and creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment.


The Electrical Engineering (EE) program is part of the Division of Engineering & Mathematics, which is housed in the School of STEM. In addition to Electrical Engineering, the division has programs in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Mmthematics. The program offers a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS in Computer Engineering (jointly run with the division of Computingand Software Systems (CSS), an MS in Electrical Engineering, and a Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundation.  

The Electrical Engineering program is comprised of full-time and part-time faculty with vast academic and industrial experience. The EE faculty have expertise in a broad range of areas, including power systems, signal processing, communication systems, power electronics, embedded systems, biomedical devices, design of organic cells, etc. The program has well-equipped labsand facilities, including a clean room, to conduct teaching and research.


The School of STEM is the largest school at UW Bothell, and we are a school committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who create an exceptional student experience in support of our core values of Collaboration, Opportunities, Responsibility, and Engagement.  Our faculty members are dynamic educators who engage in innovative, evidence-based pedagogiesNearly every School of STEM faculty member engages undergraduate and master’s students as research collaborators, and we pride ourselves on our community engaged teaching and research to realize our vision to be an indispensable partner in the region. We offer twenty-three undergraduate and graduate degrees and eight minors across four Divisions (Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering & Mathematics, Physical Sciences). The School is housed in several buildings on a vibrant campus collocated on a restored 100-acre wetland with an active salmon stream, including the 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, and our new 80,000 square-foot STEM building, Innovation Hall – the first shared academic building between a community college and university in the country.


UW Bothell offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate degrees, enhanced with a wide variety of minors and certification programs to help students build on their major(s) and/or expand their course of study into new academic disciplines.


Current enrollment is approximately 5,800 students, with over 95% of undergraduates from Washington State. Just over 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color. 


The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated a commitment to advance a culture grounded in mutual trust and respect, civility, and collaboration to create and support a safe and inclusive school community in which students, staff, and faculty are valued, connected, and positioned to thrive.


  • Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field, or foreign equivalent, by the date of hire.


Please submit the following application materials. 

  • Cover letter addressing your area of interest and qualifications 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Teaching philosophy statement and interests including any available evidence of teaching excellence 
  • Research statement, including both a description of previous work and collaborations and how that fits into future research agenda
  • Statement about a demonstrated commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. The statement should detail the applicant's experience in supporting the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Provide names/contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request. 


Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by Nov. 17, 2023 will receive priority consideration.


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The University of Washington is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff, including individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW 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 (

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Disability Services

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