270-NN_FACULTY - Assistant ProfessorBusiness Title:
Assistant Professor of Computer ScienceEmployee Type:
Full timePosition Term:
9 MonthPosition Details:
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The School of Engineering & Applied Sciences on the Tri-Cities campus of Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Computer Science. The School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS) is an integral unit within the university’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. Of particular interest are applicants whose research and teaching expertise are in one or more of the following areas: cybersecurity, mobile computing/IoT, data mining, machine learning/AI, visual computing, and high-performance computing. Applications from candidates with demonstrated expertise are encouraged, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will be expected to provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor graduate students, develop/maintain a vigorous extramurally funded research program, contribute to professional and university service, and participate broadly in the computer science curriculum.
Faculty in SEAS actively collaborate with scientist at the nearby Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a world-class Department of Energy research enterprise that advances the frontiers of science and engineering and offers joint appointments to qualified WSU faculty. Reflecting strategic directions of SEAS, this position will contribute to the growth of computer science education and research programs on the Tri-Cities campus. In SEAS, faculty members are empowered towards professional success.
This is a permanent, full-time, tenure-track faculty position with a 9-month academic appointment as an Assistant Professor at the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA. Additional summer teaching appointments are also possible. Annual Salary is $95,000 - $110,000 per nine-month academic year. The position will begin August 16, 2024.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct research in one or more of the targeted areas listed above through the development of a nationally and internationally recognized externally funded research program that supports graduate students and addresses problems of significant societal impact.
Publish high-impact technical articles in top-tier journals and conference proceedings.
Develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science, particularly in the applicant’s area of research, thereby fostering experiential learning.
Advise and mentor undergraduate, MS, and PhD students.
Contribute to advancing computer science education and research.
Participate in service to the department, college and/or university through committee work, recruitment, and interaction with industry.
Advance the college's commitment to diversity and multiculturalism among its faculty, staff, students through research, teaching, and community outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities.
Collaborate with other WSU faculty and PNNL scientists, including but not limited to colleagues with interest and expertise in the applicant’s research areas.
Earned doctorate in computer science or closely related field, prior to the hire date.
Demonstrated specialization in one or more of the targeted research areas listed above.
Knowledge of relevant current subfields in the applicant’s areas of research.
Record of research accomplishment commensurate with rank.
Ability to develop an externally funded research program in the applicant’s research area.
Ability to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science, particularly those related to the applicant’s research area.
Commitment to teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses.
Ability to communicate effectively with both students and colleagues in written and verbal forms.
Excellent communication abilities in written and verbal forms.
A track-record of publications in one of more of the targeted research areas.
Minimum of one year of post-doctoral research in one of the targeted research areas.
Demonstrated evidence of expertise in the preparation of compelling research proposals.
Ability to initiate novel research directions that advance the field of the applicant’s research area.
Identify emerging technologies and maintain deep awareness of the state of the art in the applicant’s research area.
Interest in international collaborations in education and research.
Ability to establish collaborations with other universities, national laboratories, and industry.
Area/College: Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Department Name: School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
City, State, Zip: Richland, WA 99354
Department Link: https://tricities.wsu.edu/engineering/
Annual Salary: $95,000.00 - $110,000.00
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty visit: https://hrs.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Benefit-Overview-for-Faculty-and-AP.pdf
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Position Type: This is a permanent, career track position.
Posting Close Date:
Applicants must submit their application by Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
Screening Begin Date: Applicants are currently being reviewed. First consideration will be provided to applications submitted prior to December 1, 2023.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application.
External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application. Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Additional Documents: A substantial letter of application that describes how the applicant’s education and experience meet qualifications for the position, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of the existing WSU computer science courses (see ttps://catalog.wsu.edu/General/Courses/BySubject/Cpt_S) that each applicant can teach along with any new courses proposed for development and a statement of philosophy regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.
Candidates are also required to submit contact information for (3) three references with e-mail and telephone number. Only electronic application materials will be considered. For any inquiries, please communicate via e-mail with the search committee chair, Dr. Ryan Learn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your application has been submitted, you will not be able to log back in and upload/ submit any additional documents. Please ensure all required documents are submitted the first time.
A Carnegie R1 highest‐research‐activity land-grant university, Washington State University is one of the nation’s top 60 public research universities according to U.S. News and World Report. WSU conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to a diverse student population of approximately 30,000 students statewide. Founded in Pullman in 1890, WSU today consists of four campuses: Pullman (~24,000 students), Spokane (~1,200 students), Tri-Cities (~2,000 students), and Vancouver (~3,000 students). This multi-campus system shares one central administration and one faculty. The various campuses operate as units of one single state-wide university campus, according to WSU’s philosophy of one faculty that is geographically distributed. Additional information about the appeal of joining WSU may be found at https://wsujobs.com/ . As a land-grant institution, Washington State University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff and students and is committed to excellence in research, learning, and outreach to all constituents.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, 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, has faculty-friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering and math (see https://advance.wsu.edu/). This open position is part of WSU’s priority to build a diverse faculty and, as such, female and minority candidates are strongly 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org