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Assistant/Associate Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Title:

270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Additional Titles:

280-NN - Associate Professor

Location:

WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) 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 at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Soil mechanics and modeling,
  • Natural hazard mitigation and prediction,
  • Resiliency and climate change,
  • Soil decontamination and remediation, especially those related to emerging contaminants (e.g., perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and
  • Waste utilization in geotechnical engineering
  • Bio-inspired geotechnics,
  • Geo-risk assessment/reliability,
  • Geo-thermal applications,
  • Geo-infrastructure design,
  • Underground construction,
  • Soil improvement,
  • Instrumentation and monitoring

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 geotechnical engineering are desired. An ability to teach core undergraduate and graduate fundamental courses in geotechnics 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 Washington Center for Asphalt Technology (https://wcat.ce.wsu.edu/), the National UTC TriDurLE (https://TriDurLE.wsu.edu/), Composite Materials & Engineering Center (www.cmec.wsu.edu), and the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (https://cereo.wsu.edu/).

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned 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 core courses and other courses pertaining to geotechnical engineering, and contribute to departmental service.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service.

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

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

Additional Information:

Area/College:

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA)


Department Name:

Civil and Environmental Engineering


City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164


Department Link:

https://ce.wsu.edu/

Monthly Salary:

Commensurate upon qualifications and experience.


FTE:

100%


Tenure Track:

Yes


This is a Permanent position.


Screening Begin Date:

This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2022.


Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Online applications should include teaching and diversity statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) references. Tenure-track/tenured faculty applications include research statement.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.


Required Documents:

1) Teaching and Diversity Statements

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Contact information for three (3) references

4) Research Statement

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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