Summary: Applied Chemistry
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Washington invites applications for an
open research faculty position which will be available starting February 16, 2012. The successful applicant
will work with faculty and students, initially associated with the Center for Intelligent Materials and
Systems (CIMS), housed within the Mechanical Engineering Department. CIMS researchers are involved in
developing a set of new active and sensing materials and energy-harvesting materials , most of which are
organics and polymers, and seek a colleague with strong expertise in applied chemistry. The successful
applicant will possess an earned doctorate in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry.
UW faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The successful applicant will be expected to
supervise graduate students and to write research proposals. Research faculty positions at the UW are
non-tenure track and are supported entirely through external research funding. In this case the
successful applicant will be initially supported 50% to 100% by existing CIMS funds for two years, but will
be expected to develop a program sufficient to support himself or herself thereafter while collaborating
other ME faculty in writing proposals.
The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Research Assistant Professor, but may be at the rank of
Research Associate Professor depending on the qualifications of the applicant. Salary will be competitive
depending on the applicant's qualifications.
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 research interests and objectives
(2 page maximum), and the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at