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Scholarly Teaching Faculty Positions in Computer Science

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington State
$95,000 - $145,000 depending on qualifications
Date posted
Nov 6, 2023

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for multiple full-time career track teaching faculty positions in Computer Science. Positions will be based at the WSU main campus in Pullman, WA. Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following: prior teaching or teaching assistantship experience, curriculum development experience (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 positions will be considered at different ranks, and for either a 1-year fixed term appointment (with renewal contingent upon performance) or a continuous appointment, depending on the following qualifications:

Required Qualifications for Scholarly Assistant Professor:

  • Earned a Master’s in Computer Science or a related discipline by August 15, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications for Scholarly Assistant Professor:

  • Earned a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline by August 15, 2024.

Required Qualifications for Scholarly Associate Professor:

  • Earned a Master’s in Computer Science or a related discipline by August 15, 2024 and had at least 5 years of relevant teaching or industry experience.


  • Earned a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline by August 15, 2024 and had at least 3 years of relevant teaching experience.

Required Qualifications for Scholarly Full Professor:

  • Earned a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline by August 15, 2024 and had at least 10 years of relevant teaching or relevant industry experience.

Qualifications for fixed term versus continuous appointment:

  • For consideration toward a continuous appointment, the candidate should have had at least 3 years of teaching experience and/or a PhD. Otherwise, the appointment will be a 1-year fixed term appointment (with renewal contingent upon performance).

Recent graduates and graduate students expecting to graduate by August 2024 who have a passion for teaching core undergraduate level computer science courses are strongly encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates at all levels will be considered. Candidates with no prior experience but who meet necessary educational qualifications will be considered for the Scholarly Assistant Professor rank.

Annual Salary:

Scholarly Assistant Professor: $95,000 - 105,000

Scholarly Associate Professor: $110,000 - 125,000

Scholarly Full Professor:  $130,000 - 145,000

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

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. In particular, candidates are expected to be able to teach software engineering and programming languages courses at a minimum, with further ability to cover databases, networking, or architecture courses being considered a plus.

The new faculty hired for this position will join 58 existing tenure-track and career track faculty members in the School of EECS, which has experienced rapid growth in enrollment over the past four years. Currently approximately 1300 undergraduate students were enrolled in its B.S., and B.A programs, and 200 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. The current faculty composition in the School of EECS includes a member of the National Academy of Engineering and ten fellows of national professional organizations as well as sixteen CAREER and Young Investigator award recipients. Our graduate students have recently won multiple prestigious awards including Microsoft Research fellowship, IBM Research fellowship, and NSF Computing Innovation fellowship.

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—ranked #1 in the “Best Cities to Live in Washington” by the Washington state Chamber of Commerce 2019 report, one of the top 10 best college towns in the nation according to MSN’s 2012 report; ranked #15 safest college town in America by a SafeWise 2019 report; and 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

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications. Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application. Applications should include a cover letter indicating the position sought, and summarizing qualifications. All applications should also include a curriculum vitae, teaching statement, service statement, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. For questions about this position, please contact Haipeng Cai at To apply, visit:

Applicants must submit their application by May 15, 2024. First consideration will be provided to applications submitted prior to December 15, 2023. It is anticipated that successful candidates will begin their appointment on August 16, 2024.

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.

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