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Assistant Professor

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Available Title(s):

270-NN_FACULTY - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor

Employee Type:

Faculty

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month - Summer

Position Details:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), within the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking highly motivated candidates for one (1) permanent, full-time academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2024. Candidates must have expertise in timber design, structural steel design, and/or hybrid design with timber and/or steel. Additional background in structural dynamics and/or modular construction is preferred. The position is located at WSU Pullman, WA campus.

Summary of Duties: 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 structural engineering are desired. An ability to teach core undergraduate fundamental courses in structures, structural analysis, and structural design and modeling is desired. Interest to teach courses on timber design, structural steel design, and structural dynamics is preferred. The workload will be approximately 45% teaching, 45% research, and 10% service

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctoral degree in Civil or Architectural 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 courses pertaining to structural engineering, and contribute to professional and departmental service.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong records of scholarship, teaching, and professional service

  • A demonstrated background in timber design, structural steel design, and/or hybrid design with timber and/or steel

  • Interest in working with other researchers, particularly in the area of hybrid or modular structures

  • Ability to demonstrate the potential for meeting the expectations through activities such as journal publications, professional conference presentations, teaching experience, outreach, and related activities

  • Desire to attain Professional Engineering licensure within five years of starting the appointment

Additional Information:

Area/College: Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture


Department Name: Civil and Environmental Engineering


City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164-2910


Department Link: Civil and Environmental Engineering | Washington State University (wsu.edu)


9 Month Academic Year Salary: $85,000 to $110,000 Commensurate upon qualifications and experience | 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. 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 please review the summary of benefits for WSU Faculty and Total Compensation


FTE: 100%

This is a permanent tenure track position.

Posting Close Date: This position has been reposted. Applicants must submit their completed application by February 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Screening Begin Date: 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 Instructions: All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume/cv to their online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications. 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.

  • 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.

Required Documents:

  • A one-page cover letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position

  • A curriculum vitae

  • Statements of (i) research, (ii) teaching philosophy, and (iii) interests that reflects the candidate’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity (limited to two pages each)

  • Up to three academic publications

  • Names and contact information of up to five references

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.

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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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