Chemical Engineering

University of Washington (WA) - Associate or Full Professor TT, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering

The Departments of Chemical Engineering (ChemE) and Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) at the University of Washington invite applications for one full-time tenure-track faculty position (9-month service periods) that will be jointly appointed in the two departments. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of high impact research that is advancing the battery chemistry and materials fields, as well as an outstanding scholarly vision for innovative research and education as a faculty member. We are primarily focused on hires at the rank of Associate or Full Professors. Applications received by January 1, 2016 will receive full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent doctorate degree in Materials Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline by the date of appointment. This position is part of a multi-year Clean Energy Institute (CEI) hiring campaign to build excellence that spans the scales of a clean energy economy, from molecular discovery to grid systems and operations. The candidate we seek here will be an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in one or more areas of advanced battery chemistry and materials. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, new and innovative battery electrodes, electrolytes, and separators; unique electrode and device architecture and processing; testing, degradation, and life modeling; and in-situ & ex-situ characterization for novel applications in consumer electronic, stationary and transportation fields. They will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses within the two departments, to develop high quality interdisciplinary research programs and to position the departments to better serve the needs of society for advanced energy storage solutions. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Information about the Departments:


  • The MSE department currently has 18 faculty, 137 undergraduates, 100 graduate students, and 25 postdoctoral researchers. The Department's research portfolio covers all classes of materials and state-of-the-art facilities are available in the Department and in interdisciplinary research centers on the campus. More information about the department is available at http://depts.washington.edu/mse/.
  • The ChemE department has 25 faculty, 165 undergraduates, 110 grad students, and 20 postdocs. The department engages in interdisciplinary research and covers all facets of chemical engineering including bio-based systems, interfacial engineering, devices and energy systems, and data sciences. Learn more about the Department of Chemical Engineering at http://www.cheme.washington.edu.
  • CEI The UW Clean Energy Institute is accelerating the creation of a clean energy economy and will grow the state of Washington's capacity to sustain our economy and the environment. We are accomplishing this by recruiting top faculty and students, investing in state-of-the-art research equipment and partnering with other research institutions, educational program and industry partners. Please explore the links to learn more about the Clean Energy Institute at http://www.cei.washington.edu.

Applicant review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, so early applications are encouraged. Additional questions may be addressed to Jay Montague at  montague@uw.edu.

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.

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