Assistant Professor – Aeronautics & Astronautics (plasma)

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time
tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with a nine-month service period, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022.

Candidates are being considered in the plasma field. Specific research areas of interest include experimental and computational plasma
physics and engineering, plasma diagnostics, electric propulsion, advanced space propulsion and power, and novel aerospace plasma
technologies. Candidates will be expected to complement existing research in the Department and across campus, and to assume a leadership
position in aerospace-related research.

A&A offers an innovative, collaborative, and inclusive environment in which our faculty
and students work on impactful solutions to current and future challenges in aerospace engineering. The department is also integral to the
unique and vibrant aerospace ecosystem in the Seattle area.

Our faculty members embrace a culture of excellence and inclusion, are
committed to graduate and undergraduate education, and develop innovative research programs. A&A is committed to excellence in research
and teaching. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous and innovative externally-funded research program, to provide
high-quality teaching that integrates research with instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to participate in service

We look forward to learning how the applicant’s experience or future plans for teaching, research, and service would
support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and
strongly encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University
is a first-round awardee of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement
of women faculty in science, engineering, and math. The College of Engineering has consistently had one of the highest percentages of women
faculty in the top 50 colleges of engineering (US News and World Report Undergraduate Rankings). The University’s Office for Faculty
Advancement promotes the hiring, retention, and success of a diverse and inclusive faculty at the University of Washington.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in an appropriate engineering
or related discipline by the date of appointment.


The University is an
affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or
expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a
condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit


The position will be open until filled; in the meantime, for full consideration your application should be submitted by Jan 3, 2022. The
anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2022.

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University is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and
can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Please provide pdf files for
the following requested materials: 

  • Cover letter indicating interest and fit with the position.
  • A current
    curriculum vitae. 
  • Three letters of reference.
  • A research statement that includes the candidate’s vision for
    their research for the next 5 years and the potential for research collaboration, entrepreneurship and aerospace impact.
  • A
    statement of teaching and education interests, and/or philosophy that includes plans to effectively develop and deliver educational
    materials, attract and mentor graduate students, and engage the broader community.
  • A statement of diversity/equity/inclusion
    reflecting how the candidate’s lived experiences of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion and the candidate’s
    approach to research, education and/or service contribute to positive social change and are inclusive of individuals with different gender,
    class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, ability, and other

For any administrative issues or inquiries related to the search, please contact Kimberly Maczko, For help signing up for Interfolio, accessing your account,
or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio’s help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807.

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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