Assistant, Associate Professor

Employer
Washington State University
Location
Pullman, WA

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Faculty Jobs
Engineering & Mathematics, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning, Science & Technology, Agricultural Science & Extension
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-04
Req: R-3039

Title:

270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant, Associate Professor

Additional Titles:

280-NN - Associate Professor

Location:

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious information is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:

Tenured and tenure-track faculty members at all levels are expected to teach and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Civil Engineering; conduct funded research; publish in top-tier venues; direct M.S. and Ph.D. student research programs; participating in the continuous teaching assessment activities of the Department; effectively communicate and interact with students; and collaborate with others within the School, the University, or other organizations including regional partners.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, within the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, at Washington State University in Pullman, WA as part of its strategic initiative on Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professors in the area of Transportation Engineering.

A successful candidate for the Transportation Engineering faculty position must have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Big traffic data analytics using AI or machine learning to adapt to self-driving vehicles.

  • Modeling and simulation of large-scale complex and interconnected systems.

  • Freight logistics and supply chain systems

  • Multimodal mobility or traffic safety, especially for underserved communities.

  • Resiliency of large-scale networked infrastructure and cyber-physical systems.

  • Data-driven decision-making for sustainability goals (environment, corporate responsibility, health & safety) towards the bigger vision of smart cities and building design and materials.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate high-quality research and have a commitment to teaching excellence. Individuals with demonstrated abilities to collaborate in large projects, especially across disciplines, are highly encouraged to apply. Abilities to teach and mentor a diverse student body, supervise graduate students, and enhance the curriculum in the areas of transportation materials and engineering are desired. An ability to teach core undergraduate fundamental courses in intelligent transportation is desired. A culture of interdisciplinary research with a diverse group of faculty and students is valued, and the candidate will be encouraged to contribute to existing research strengths within the program and across the university in synergistic areas, such as within the Composite Materials & Engineering Center (www.cmec.wsu.edu), the School of Design + Construction (https://sdc.wsu.edu/) and the National UTC TriDurLE (https://TriDurLE.wsu.edu/).


Required Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in Civil engineering or a closely related field at the start of the appointment.

  • Ability to develop an externally funded research program leading to national recognition, teach courses pertaining to structural or transportation engineering, and contribute to departmental service.

  • A demonstrated background in one or more of the targeted areas mentioned above.

  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to collaborate with diverse internal and external groups.

  • Additionally, candidates for the Associate Professor level must have a proven track record in scholarship, grantsmanship, and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. and / or M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering.

  • Strong records of scholarship, teaching, and professional service demonstrated journal publications, professional conference presentations, teaching experience, outreach, and related activities.

  • A demonstrated background in multiple targeted areas mentioned above.

  • Ability to demonstrate the potential for meeting the expectations through activities such as journal publications, professional conference presentations, teaching experience, outreach, and related activities.

  • Willingness and ability to attain Professional Engineering licensure within 5 years of starting the appointment.

A successful candidate should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

1) Sustainable methods of construction, such as design and engineering hybrid structures that incorporates varying materials based on their strengths (for example, mass timber with steel or concrete reinforcing members) and energy efficient building design and construction.

2) Resilient structural design to multi-hazard events, wind engineering, and computational modeling.

3) Assessment and mitigation of infrastructure problems related to climate change, natural hazards, geohazards, and soil-structure interaction.

4) Big traffic data analytics using machine learning to adapt to self-driving vehicles.

5) Data-driven decision-making for sustainability goals (environment, corporate responsibility, health & safety) towards the bigger vision of smart cities and building design and materials.

6) Modeling and simulation of large-scale complex and interconnected systems.

7) Freight logistics and supply chain systems.

8) Resiliency of large-scale networked infrastructure and cyber-physical systems.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 100%
Tenure Track: Yes

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99403

Area/College: Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Department Name: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Department Link: ce.wsu.edu
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.


Posting Close Date: Screening of applications will begin October 31, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: a cover letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; curriculum vitae; statements of research and teaching philosophy and interests that reflects the candidate’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity; up to 3 academic publications; and names of up to five references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.
Required Documents: Curriculum vitae; statements of research and teaching philosophy and interests that reflects the candidate’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity; up to 3 academic publications (Applicants will need to upload Publications with their Resume and Cover Letter); and names of up to five references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

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 veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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 hrs@wsu.edu.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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