Assistant or Associate Professor
Assistant or Associate ProfessorPosition Number:
Voiland College of Engineering and ArchitectureDepartment Link:
99164-2920Summary of Duties:
This is for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, mentor diverse students, develop collaborative research, establish an externally funded research program, and publish scholarly work.Additional Information:
Candidates with research interests in all areas of Mechanical Engineering will be considered, but priority will be given to candidates whose research interests align with the priorities of the School, specifically: Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Machine Learning. The specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: autonomous control of mobile systems, automation and control in next-generation manufacturing technologies, machine learning in measurement and control, agricultural robotics.
MME has an ambitious goal to grow its engagement in the area of autonomous controls with multiple hires in the next few years, and by leveraging its strong ties with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering through collaborative efforts. It is expected that the successful candidates will collaborate with the current faculty to play leading roles in building strong, externally-funded interdisciplinary research teams.
Washington State University is one of the nation’s top 35 public research universities in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering, 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. Close collaborations exist with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA, and the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. WSU has excellent faculty-friendly policies, including a partner accommodation program.
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View hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/benefit-details for information regarding competitive benefits available.Anticipated Start Date:
Full TimeAppointment Status:
PermanentPosition Term in Months:
Commensurate with qualifications and experienceRequired Qualifications:
Earned doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field prior to the start of the appointment.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to collaborate with internal and external groups to build successful interdisciplinary teams with substantial externally-funded research portfolios.
Demonstrated leadership roles in the respective areas, and effective instructors of undergraduate and graduate classes in mechanical engineering.Background Check:
YesType of Recruitment:
Open RecruitmentPosting Open Date:
11/13/2020Screening Begin Date:
12/01/2020Open Until Filled (overrides close field) :
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applications should include a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position; curriculum vitae; statements of research interests and teaching philosophy; and the names of five references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. References will not be contacted without consent from applicants.
Screening of applicants will begin December 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted and screening will continue until the position is filled.
Please note, the application system will be down for maintenance starting December 13 and will be available again for submission of application materials on December 16.EEO Statement :
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
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WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]Posting Number: