Assistant Teaching Professor in Chemical Engineering
University of Washington Department of Chemical Engineering
United States

Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemical Engineering

Position Overview

Organization: Chemical Engineering

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemical Engineering

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for one full-time Assistant Teaching Professor (100% FTE).

The Assistant Teaching Professor will be hired on multi-year appointments with a 9-month service period (September 16 through June 15) that may allow for additional opportunities to teach during the summer.  While the UW does not offer a path for tenure for teaching-track positions, the position can be renewed, and promotion and advancement are possible.  The anticipated start date is September 16, 2021. The initial appointment duration and compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications.

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with a range of teaching and curriculum-development opportunities in undergraduate and master’s level courses.  The expected teaching responsibility portfolio will include our Interfaces, Surfaces and Colloids curricula along with additional lecture courses, laboratory courses, service and curriculum management.

Additional responsibilities will include stewardship of the Chemical Engineering Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF), which is a core component of our teaching laboratories and shared research instrumentation. Opportunities exist for coordinating and delivering project-based learning curricula and capstone projects. The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty conducting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ground-breaking research, instruction, and collaboration. This position is expected to involve research in the areas of interfacial, colloid, and polymer science use of a variety of laboratory instrumentation. This position will teach a range of classes in the undergraduate Chemical Engineering curriculum.

UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  Assistant teaching professors at UW are primarily evaluated with regard to their teaching and service. Our Teaching Professors are long-term educational professionals who combine instructional excellence with a variety of leadership, community building, outreach, pedagogy advances, and scholarship. The Seattle area is particularly attractive given the presence of significant industrial research laboratories as well as a vibrant technology-driven entrepreneurial community that further enhances the intellectual atmosphere.

Additional information about the department can be found at

The Chemical Engineering Department is committed to being a model of diversity in the UW College of Engineering. We are actively engaged in broadening our offerings to better serve all demographics of learners and the spectrum of societal and industry needs.

In addition, UW is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarians, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the UW 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 (  UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. 


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

  • Prior teaching expertise in Interfaces, Surfaces and Colloids or a related subject
  • Prior teaching expertise in undergraduate Chemical Engineering lab courses
  • Management of small, shared instrumentation facilities with (at least 10 instruments) that are used for teaching and research

 Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:.

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with specific experience in process and/or capstone design
  • Industry/professional experience with a vision toward project-based, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary learning
  • A commitment to teaching and student mentoring
  • Experience and a thoughtful strategy for teaching and service that supports our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion


Applications received through May 14, 2021 will be given priority consideration.  

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 three references.
  4. A statement of teaching experience, interests and/or philosophy. Specifically highlight the required teaching focus of interfaces, surfaces and colloids. (2 pages max).
  5. A statement of diversity/equity/inclusion (2 pages max) reflecting how your approach to teaching and/or service contributes to positive social change and supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to reflect and describe your related experiences in teaching and service and also where you stand to grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students.
  6. A statement of experience, interests and/or philosophy in the management of shared teaching laboratory facilities. (1 page max)

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For any administrative issues or inquiries related to the search, please contact Andrea Gleichweith, 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 or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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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The University of Washington 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.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

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