Scholarly Assistant Professor Position in Computer Science
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for a full-time continuous appointment Scholarly Assistant Professor position in Computer Science. The position will be based at WSU main campus in Pullman, WA. Candidates with a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline are sought. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated prior teaching experience, curriculum development (classroom, online), leadership potential, industry experience/potential to foster industry partnerships, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and a commitment to diversifying the student body. The job duties of successful candidates include curriculum development; advising students; teaching undergraduate courses in computer science; interfacing with industry; participating in continuous teaching assessment activities; effectively communicating and interacting with students; supporting student recruitment activities; and collaborating with others within the School, the University, or other organizations.
The new faculty hired for this position will join approximately 50 existing faculty members in the School of EECS, which has experienced rapid growth in enrollment over the past four years. As of the fall of 2020, around 1000 undergraduate students are enrolled in its B.S., and B.A programs, and 275 graduate students are enrolled in its M.S., and Ph.D. programs in computer science, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. EECS expects continued increase in enrollments and anticipates multiple faculty hires over the next two years.
Washington State University is one of the nation’s top 50 public research universities in computer science according to U.S. News and World Report. WSU is among 108 public and private universities in America recognized with the “very high research activity” categorization and among 240 universities and colleges nationwide to earn the “community engagement” classification from the Carnegie Foundation. With a population of 33,000, Pullman is a quintessential college town—one of the top 10 in the nation according to MSN’s 2012 report on the “Best College Towns in North America.” Recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the “Best Place to Raise Kids” in Washington State, Pullman consistently boasts one of the top school districts in the state. Situated to the east of the Cascade Mountains, Pullman enjoys a dry four-season climate (21 inches of annual precipitation), with sunny, warm summers, relatively mild winters, and excellent access to outdoor recreational opportunities.
For more information about WSU and the School of EECS, visit our home page at www.eecs.wsu.edu.
Applications should include a cover letter indicating the position sought, and summarizing qualifications. All applications should also include research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. To apply, visit https://wsujobs.com/postings/53396. Application review is expected to begin October 15, 2020. It is anticipated that successful candidates will begin their appointments on January 1, 2021.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, on-site childcare availability, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering and math (see https://advance.wsu.edu/initiatives/). These open positions are part of WSU’s priority to build a diverse faculty and, as such, female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA educator and employer.
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