University of Washington Bothell — Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering

The Division of Engineering and Mathematics in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor full-time faculty in Mechanical Engineering. We are seeking a candidate to join our faculty on a full-time basis for a 9-month service period and with opportunities to teach during the summer. Appointments may be for multiple years (1-5 years). The start date is September 16, 2021.

Our teaching professors are dedicated to teaching excellence, pedagogy advances, service to the university and community outreach. Instructional responsibilities for this position are focused, but not limited, to teaching laboratory classes in thermal sciences, materials engineering, and computer aided design. This position also requires the oversight of our senior year capstone 3-course sequence which includes ensuring yearly projects are assigned to student groups, assisting the assigned capstone instructor in locating outside company sponsors, and potentially instructing one or more of the capstone courses. Other desired teaching areas are in mechanics (statics, mechanics of materials, dynamics), vibrations, robotics, systems dynamics, machining and welding. A successful candidate will join a team that is enthusiastically committed to student access, excellence and enhancing learning opportunities for a diverse student population. Attending professional development opportunities offered by the School of STEM is encouraged. For information about the division and school, please see our website at

The School of STEM is the largest school at UW Bothell, and we remain committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who create an exceptional student experience in support of our core values of COLLABORATION, OPPORTUNITY, RIGOR, and ENGAGEMENT. Our faculty are dynamic educators who engage in innovative, evidence-based pedagogies. Seventy-five percent of UW Bothell faculty engage students as research collaborators, and we continue to develop community and industry partnerships to expand internship, capstone, and collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty. We offer twenty-three undergraduate and graduate degrees and eight minors across four Divisions (Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, Physical Sciences). The School is housed in several buildings on a vibrant campus collocated on a restored 100-acre wetland with an active salmon stream, including the 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, with a new 77,000 square-foot STEM building in collaboration with Cascadia College opening in Fall 2023.

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of UW Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Requires an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related fields, or foreign equivalent, by the date of hire. A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, or foreign equivalent, is also acceptable by the date of hire.
Two years of experience teaching or mentoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Application Instructions
Please submit these application materials through Interfolio at Only complete applications will be considered.

  • A letter of application addressing your qualifications and describing your teaching and mentoring experience,
  • A current curriculum vitae,
  • A list of a minimum of three professional references including their contact information,
  • A statement of teaching philosophy,
  • Evaluation of teaching effectiveness,
  • Diversity statement detailing how the candidate’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion. (1 page)

Review of applications will begin on December 28, 2020. If you have any questions about the details of this search/position, you may contact the chair of the search committee, Shima Abadi, at . For questions regarding Interfolio or potential disability accommodations, please contact Annie Brelsford at Thank you for your interest in this position at the University of Washington.