Notice of Vacancy
Location: WSU — Pullman Campus
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start: Open Until Filled
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 multiple full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor at WSU Pullman, WA campus.
The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, mentor diverse students, develop collaborative research, establish an externally funded research program, and publish scholarly work. Candidates with research interests in all areas of Mechanical Engineering will be considered, but priority will be given to candidates whose research interests align with the priorities of the school, specifically: advanced manufacturing (green, aerospace and/or nuclear), energy systems (hydrogen and/or nuclear), and aerodynamics (hypersonics, wind energy and/or aerospace).
It is expected that the successful candidates 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 mechanical engineering. Candidates must show a record of accomplishments that demonstrates the potential to become an outstanding scholar and educator and possess a record of accomplishments demonstrating outstanding scholarly and educational activities.
- Earned Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field prior to the start of the appointment.
- 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.
How to Apply:
Applications should include a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, a statement on the candidate’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in education and research, and the names of five references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. References will not be contacted without consent from applicants.
Apply for this opportunity at: https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/Pullman-WA/Assistant-Professor_R-6766
Screening of applicants will begin September 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
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. For more information about WSU and the School of MME, please visit our home page: https://mme.wsu.edu/.
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.
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 without regard to national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, on-site childcare availability, and a 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.
LOCATION: Washington State University – Pullman Campus