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The Materials Science & Engineering department at the University of Washington has a tradition of interdisciplinary collaborations and strong partnerships with other academic institutions, the national labs, and industry. Major areas of research include biomedical imaging, biomimetics, drug delivery, printable solar cells, rechargeable batteries, chemical separation membranes, and manufacturing processes. The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Faculty positions

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering seeks a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (100% FTE, non-tenured, 9-month appointment) starting the 2020-21 academic year. MSE is expanding its faculty to address the growing need for professionals trained in Materials Science and Engineering in diverse areas ranging from manufacturing to healthcare. MSE is committed to being a model of diversity in the UW College of Engineering.

The appointment will begin in September 2020. The initial appointment is expected to be for 2–3 years. The position can be renewed, and the position is reviewed at the end of each appointment period for reappointment consideration. With pending UW faculty senate legislation, the position may be re-classified to Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor with an expansion of department governance, voting and leadership roles starting in the 2020-21 academic year.  Lecturers are primarily focused on teaching and service. The individual is expected to be the primary instructor for Senior Capstone Design courses with significant industrial outreach including the facilitation of student internships. Other instructional duties will focus on core/required MSE courses and electives with an industrial focus.

The University of Washington, located in Seattle, the heart of the high-tech pacific northwest, is one of the world’s preeminent universities, ranking in the top 10 of US News World Report ranking of Global Universities. The department currently consists of 18 active core teaching and research faculty, over 150 undergraduates and 90 graduate students.

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Staff positions

To find open staff positions in MSE and other departments, please search the UW employment website. The keyword “engineering” will help you find openings in the 10 engineering departments on campus. Learn more about working at UW.

Student positions

UW students are eligible for work study positions.