Summary: The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington invites applications for
a full-time, tenure-track faculty position, which will be available at the start of the 2012-2013
academic year. The position will be at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor.
The department seeks outstanding individuals working in the broad areas of health or energy.
Examples of opportunities in the energy area include, but are not limited to: energy harvesting and
conversion from renewable resources; sustainable energy storage solutions; materials and mechanics
for sustainable energy; and nature-inspired processes for energy solutions. In the area of health,
example prospects include sensing and actuation; early cancer detection and treatment; multi-
sensory control; bio-inspired robotics and devices; soft robotics; multi-scale modeling; molecular-scale
design; and novel multi-functional materials. We emphasize that our search is not limited to just these
topics. While we often seek individuals whose work creates synergies within existing areas of strength
in the department and the university, we place much greater emphasis on a candidate's potential and
promise than we do on the precise area of technical specialization. As such, we encourage all well
qualified candidates to apply.
The University of Washington is a strong and well-recognized research and educational institution
consistently ranked within the top five of all research institutions in terms of total federal funding.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. For detailed information on
the Mechanical Engineering Department, go to www.me.washington.edu. The successful applicant
will be expected to provide quality teaching and innovative research that may intersect with existing
research centers listed on the website. He/she will be expected to teach both undergraduate and