Scholarly Assistant Professor Positions in Computer Science

Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 23, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for multiple full-time continuous appointment in the position of Scholarly Assistant Professor in Computer Science to teach in the areas of Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Data Analytics. These positions will be based at either WSU main campus in Pullman, or in WSU branch campus at Everett, WA, location to determined based on enrollment and teaching needs at the time of hire. Requirements for all Scholarly Assistant Professor positions: Candidates must have an earned PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline by the time of hire. In addition, candidates with Software Engineering and/or Data Analytics expertise must have demonstrated teaching expertise in the broad areas of software engineering and data analytics respectively. Preference for all positions will be given to candidates with strong computer science background, 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 for all positions 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.


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Applications should include a cover letter indicating the position sought, and summarizing qualifications. All applications should also include teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. To apply, visit .


Application review is expected to begin Mar 15, 2021. It is anticipated that successful candidates will begin their appointments on Aug 16, 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 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.