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Assistant/Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

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  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

    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 2014-2015 academic year. We are primarily focused on hires at the Assistant or Associate professorial ranks although individuals at senior ranks with exceptional credentials may be considered.

    Applicants are sought to develop an independent and highly visible research program in translational research to solve fundamental and clinical challenges in healthcare. The successful candidate should show experience in bringing innovative treatments and devices into clinical use and is expected to develop an active research program in collaborative efforts with departments and programs within the University of Washington School of Medicine including Departments of Medicine ( and Surgery ( We are particularly interested in clinically motivated medical diagnostics, devices, and treatments including, but not limited to, robotics, imaging guided therapy, point-of-care diagnostics, rehabilitation medicine, prosthetics, as well as experimental and computational biomechanics.

    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 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. Applicants must have earned a PhD, or foreign equivalent, by the date of appointment.

    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 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2013.

    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 ( 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.