Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

University of Washington

United States

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Engineering

Organization: Chemical Engineering

Title: Associate Professor (Tenure Eligible) or Full Professor (Tenure Eligible) of Chemical Engineering

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington’s Chemical Engineering Department invites applications in computational science and engineering for a position at the rank Associate (Tenure-eligible), or Full (Tenure-eligible) Professor, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The open position is a full-time appointment with 9-month service period.  Start date negotiable after September 1, 2024. Our school offers a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with broad interdisciplinary research ties across campus.

The University of Washington is a science and engineering leader in computation, modeling, and data sciences, from atmospheric sciences and oceanography to quantum chemical systems and protein design. The university supports outstanding research computing infrastructure, and our regional industry and research climate includes leading tech companies, non-profit research organizations, and the DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching in the chemical engineering core curriculum, develop innovative and high-impact funded research programs of international repute, establish elective courses in their areas of expertise, and contribute to the goals and missions of the department, college, and university. The successful applicant will be expected to leverage our campus and regional research, training, and employment environment.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a world class research and educational program in molecular computations and data sciences.

This position is ideally suited for a mid-career computational scientist or engineer with a distriguished track record who is ideally positioned to leverage the outstanding environment in Chemical Engineering, UW and the region to develop a world class research and educational  program in molecular computations and data sciences.

UW has a culture of inter-departmental and cross-college collaboration, as well as close relationships with regional institutes, clinics, and industry partners. This culture is fostered by a set of well-resourced and successful interdisciplinary institutes in clean energy (, molecular engineering and sciences (, nano-engineered systems (, medicine (, and data sciences (

We are building a diverse faculty and encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented identities or groups historically excluded from chemical engineering. We look forward to learning how the applicant's values, experiences, or future plans for teaching, research, and service would support our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

The department currently has a core group of 21 research, teaching, and tenure-track faculty, 18 joint and adjunct faculty, and approximately 224 undergraduate, 94 graduate, and 10 postdoctoral scholars.

Additional information about the department can be found at

The University continues building its culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. The University is a first-round awardee of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see Moreover, College of Engineering has consistently had one of the highest percentages of women faculty in the top 50 colleges of engineering (US News and World Report Undergraduate Rankings). Additionally, the University’s Office for Faculty Advancement promotes the hiring, retention, and success of a diverse and inclusive faculty at the University of Washington.

The successful candidate will be relied upon to support our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The base salary range for the position will be $13,000 - $19,000 at the Associate Professor level, and $16,000 – $29,000 at the Professor level per month for a 9-month service period, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with these positions may include a one-time relocation incentive. 


Applicants must have earned a doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Chemical Engineering, or related field, by the date of appointment.

Applicants must have a distinguished publication record in molecular computations and/or data sciences.

To apply:




To ensure first consideration of your application, please submit all materials by first review date of March 18, 2024.  Applications will only be accepted via Interfolio.

Please provide pdf files for the following requested materials:

•                1. Letter of application (cover letter)

•                2. Complete and detailed curriculum vitae

•               3. Statement of Research plans (maximum 5 pages not including references)

•                4. Teaching and Mentoring statement (maximum 2 pages)

•                5. Diversity statement that addresses how you will build on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts at UW in Chemical Engineering ( and/or further DEIA more broadly in your field (maximum 2 pages)

•                6. Your three most significant publications

•                7. When requested, you will also be asked to provide three confidential letters of recommendation.

 To apply:

For any administrative issues or inquiries related to the search, please contact For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff at 877-997-8807 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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