Notice of Vacancy
Career-Track Associate Professor or Professor and Program Coordinator
Location: WSU — Bremerton
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Timeline: Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Career-Track Associate Professor or Professor and Program Coordinator In Mechanical Engineering:
The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) at Washington State University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Career-Track Professor or Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for WSU’s Mechanical Engineering Program in Bremerton (near Seattle). This is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track position with a continuous term.
The successful candidate is expected to: (1) teach up to three courses per semester and one course over the summer, (2) integrate and coordinate course schedules and offerings with administrators on the Pullman campus, (3) lead recruitment efforts for transfer students for the ME program in Bremerton, (4) work with advisors in Bremerton and Pullman to coordinate student admission, graduation and placement. The candidate will also be expected to provide service in support of the School’s activities, including oversight of laboratory facilities, engaging in mentoring and outreach activities, and other activities assigned by the School Director.
An earned MS or PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates must be qualified to teach a wide variety of undergraduate (junior and senior-level) lecture and laboratory courses in mechanical engineering, including Control and Mechatronics, Mechanical System Design, and Thermal and Fluid systems. Ability to teach in the first two areas is particularly important. The successful candidate must have demonstrated the ability to lead a Mechanical Engineering Program. Industrial experience is a positive consideration. Familiarity with the operation of University and Community College-based Engineering Programs is also preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are prerequisites. We seek candidates who demonstrate strong commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion with respect to gender, ethnicity, underrepresented minority status, first-generation status and socioeconomic status.
How to Apply:
Applications should include a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; a one-page statement on the candidate’s commitment to equity and inclusion in education; and the names of three references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The application must be submitted by creating an account online at https://wsujobs.com/.
The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering currently has about 40 instructional faculty members, 900 undergraduate students, 110 PhD students and 40 MS students. The current annual extramural research expenditure in MME is over $9million. For more information about WSU and the School of MME, please visit our home page: https://mme.wsu.edu/.
About WSU’s ME Program in Bremerton:
WSU’s undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering at Olympic College, Bremerton is the product of a partnership between Olympic College and WSU to offer a BS engineering degree program on Kitsap Peninsula. Students complete the first two years of an engineering curriculum at a community college such as Olympic College, and then finish the final two years of the ME program as WSU students in Bremerton. The program began in 2010, and currently has about 65 students. The program has strong relations with the local industry. Companies and organizations have sponsored many senior design teams, including PSNS, Keyport, and Foss Maritime.
Washington State University is a multi-campus university with its main campus in Pullman, and sister-campuses in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Everett and Bremerton. WSU 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. The Bremerton location has strong collaborations with Olympic College, and admits transfer students from the region for Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering. WSU has excellent faculty-friendly policies, including a partner accommodation program.
Bremerton is a one-hour ferry ride – or thirty minute fast ferry ride – from downtown Seattle. It is located on the Kitsap peninsula, and has a Conference Center, hotels, fine dining, coffee shops, cafes, 2 championship golf courses and the Port of Bremerton Marina in the downtown Harborside area. The population of Bremerton was 41,405 in 2019, making it the largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula. Bremerton is home to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Bremerton Annex of Naval Base Kitsap.
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.