Job ID: 148679

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, in Quantum Information Science and Technology

University of Washington

  • Nov. 2, 2020
  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, in Quantum Information Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • Dec. 1, 2020
  • Sep. 16, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, invites outstanding faculty candidates to apply for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. This position is on a 9-month service period with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2021.

This position will perform research in quantum information science and technology (QIST) in one of the following areas of interest: quantum control, machine learning to optimize QIST systems, quantum machine learning, and quantum mechanical/acoustic systems.

UW is also committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the university.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide innovative, high-quality teaching; to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program; and to contribute to the goals and missions of the department, college, and university. Candidates will also be expected to present how they will contribute to an innovative undergraduate curriculum, and develop graduate courses in their areas of expertise.

Seattle is a vibrant international city, known for its cultural diversity, robust economy, and natural beauty. The University of Washington is the top U.S. public institution for federal research funding. UW faculty are committed to outstanding research, excellent teaching, and exemplary service. The Mechanical Engineering department’s research and teaching portfolio covers all aspects of the broad field of mechanical engineering, including interdisciplinary work in engineering in medicine, robotics and controls, energy and the environment, fluid dynamics, data science and machine learning, materials, and advanced manufacturing. The department currently has 39 full-time faculty, 409 undergraduates, 261 masters students, 126 PhD students and 17 postdoctoral researchers, and continues to grow. More information about the ME department is available at

The University of Washington and the College of Engineering promote diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public. These positions are contingent on budgetary approval.

  • The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. The University is the recipient of a 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility and a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering and mathematics ( 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. All positions are contingent on the availability of funding.

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  • Mechanical Engineering
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA 98195

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