Updated November 30, 2015
The University of Washington Department of Bioengineering Invites Applications for a Tenure-Track Position in Bioengineering
The Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering and School of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor with an expected start date July 1, 2016.
Applications are sought from candidates in all areas of bioengineering. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in immunoengineering, synthetic biology, molecular engineering, and other emerging areas. The minimum qualifications are PhD or MD degrees (or foreign equivalent terminal degree) at the time of hire and evidence of excellence, originality and productivity in research and the potential for excellent teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, to participate in the teaching and service missions of the department, to contribute toward expanding the diversity in STEM education and to follow UW’s strong tradition of collaboration and translation across disciplinary boundaries. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service in a diverse and inclusive environment.
The department includes 50 teaching and research faculty members, 139 graduate students, 203 undergraduates and 46 post-doctoral fellows. Our educational programs are consistently ranked in the top ten by US News and World Report and our esteemed faculty includes five members of the National Academy of Engineering, among other honors. Our department has built strong collaborative links with UW Medicine, ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in US News and World Report. Many of our faculty collaborate and/or are affiliated with UW Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute and the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, in addition to prestigious local research institutions such as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the Institute for Systems Biology, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Program for Appropriate Technologies for Health (PATH), and the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR), as well as with a vibrant community of local biotechnology companies. For more information about the department, please visit our web site at http://depts.washington.edu/bioe/.
The University of Washington was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility in 2006. In addition, the University of Washington is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. We are building a culturally diverse faculty and encourage applications from women and minority candidates. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.