270-NN - Assistant Professor
Assistant or Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering
280-NN - Associate Professor
WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS
Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) at Washington State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for two full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering.
One position will focus on experimental research, while the other will be on theoretical/modeling work. Candidates with research interests in ceramic materials will be given the highest priority. Experience in ceramic processing, powder processing, functionally graded materials, and ceramic coatings will be of significant interest for the experimental position. Expertise in the processing-structure-properties relationship in ceramics related to thermomechanical properties for extreme applications, such as hypersonic flight, will be a plus. For the theoretical candidates, experience in data science or materials informatics methods to study ceramic materials will be of significant interest. Experience in Big data, machine learning, and high entropy materials will be a plus. Exceptional candidates with expertise in other areas of ceramic materials will also be considered.
MME currently has about 40 instructional faculty members, 900 undergraduate students, 90 Ph.D. students, and 20 M.S. students. The current annual extramural research expenditure is about $10 million in MME.
It is expected that the successful candidate will, in collaboration with the current faculty, play a leading role in building interdisciplinary teams with substantial external research funding in the respective area and be an effective instructor for undergraduate and graduate classes in materials science and engineering. Candidates must show a record of scholarly and educational activities and accomplishments demonstrating the potential to become outstanding educators.
Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, ceramic engineering, metallurgy, or a related field by the employment start date
Demonstrated record of accomplishments to build a robust research program
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
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.
Candidates at the Associate Professor level must possess superior leadership skills and experience applicable to leading large, externally-funded research programs.
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.
About Pullman, Washington:
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, with sunny, warm summers, relatively mild winters, and excellent access to outdoor recreational opportunities. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit http://www.pullmanchamber.com.
WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA employer committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and has faculty-friendly policies, including a partner accommodation program, on-site childcare availability, and an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see https://advance.wsu.edu/initiatives/). 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.
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 Mechanical and Materials Engineering
City, State, Zip:
Pullman, WA 99164-2920
Commensurate upon qualifications and experience.
Screening Begin Date:
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin September 01, 2022.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Statement of Research Interests, 4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and 5) names of five (5) references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
1) Cover Letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Statements of Research Interests
4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy
5) Names of five (5) references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
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