Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Job Details

Available Title(s):

270-NN_FACULTY - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Employee Type:

Faculty

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

Position 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.

RANK/SALARY

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

Additional Information:

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

Find total compensation information here:

https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/recruitment-toolkit/total-compensation/.

FTE: 100%


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.

Background Check:

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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.

Required Documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter

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, ryan.learn@wsu.edu.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

EEO STATEMENT

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 hrs@wsu.edu.

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.

Company info
Mini-site
Washington State University

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert