270-NN - Assistant Professor
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Computer Science and Engineering (Computer Systems)
Washington State University
Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University in Pullman, WA invites applications for multiple permanent full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science at the assistant/associate/full professor levels, with specialization in areas of computer systems and/or intelligence systems. The following two major areas (and related topics) of computer science and engineering will be considered: (i) computer systems (operating systems, storage systems, high performance computing systems, computer architecture, and electronic design automation), and (ii) intelligent systems (all areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning including sequential decision-making, robustness and safety, natural language processing, and AI for social good; and security areas including differential privacy and applied cryptography). WSU is ranked Top-20 as per CSRankings.org in several areas including electronic design automation and high-performance computing, and these positions are intended to build on these strengths. The new faculty will have numerous collaboration opportunities with several large initiatives at WSU including (but not limited to) the NSF-USDA AgAID AI Institute, and DOD-funded CySER Institute for cybersecurity.
Requirements for both areas are:
Candidates for Assistant Professor must have an earned Ph.D. degree in a reputable program in computer science or a related field by the time of hire; candidates for Associate Professor must additionally have served at least 6 years as an Assistant Professor or equivalent; candidates for the full Professor must have served at least 6 years as an Associate Professor or equivalent aside from the required PhD degree described above. Candidates at all ranks must already have published promising research work, and demonstrate a strong commitment to building a world-class research and training program. Candidates must additionally have strong leadership qualities commensurate with the rank, as well as exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to diversifying the student body.
Duties for both areas are:
The job duties of successful candidates at all ranks include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science; conducting funded research; publishing in top-tier venues; directing M.S. and Ph.D. student research programs; participating in the continuous teaching assessment activities of the School of EECS; effectively communicating and interacting with students; and collaborating with others within the School, the University, or other organizations including regional partners such as the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
About the School of EECS:
The new faculty hired for this position will join 37 existing tenure-track faculty members in the School of EECS, which has experienced rapid growth in enrollment over the past four years. Around the fall of 2021 approximately 1200 undergraduate students were 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. 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 fourteen 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.
About WSU and Pullman, WA:
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 34,000, 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 participation), with sunny, warm summers, relatively mild winters, and excellent access to outdoor recreational opportunities.
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. Full vaccination status 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 accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA)
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
City, State, Zip:
Pullman, WA 99163
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Screening Begin Date:
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin August 15, 2022.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Application review begins August 15, 2022. It is anticipated that successful candidates will begin their appointment earliest on January 1, 2023, and no later than Aug 16, 2023.
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Please be prepared to upload the following documents to your online application:
A Cover Letter indicating the level of position sought, and summarizing qualifications.
A current Curriculum Vitae
A Teaching Statement
A Research Statement
A Diversity Statement
Contact information for three (3) references
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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.
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