Summary of Duties: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University in Pullman, WA invites applications for multiple permanent full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science at the assistant/associate/full professor level. Although all areas of computer science will be considered, research emphasis will be on the following areas: algorithms (approximation or randomized algorithms), computer systems (e.g., operating and/or storage systems) and security, computer architecture, electronic design automation of computer systems, computer vision, applied and/or theoretical data science (including very large databases and data management), and quantum computing (algorithms and applications).
The job duties of successful candidates include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science; conducting funded research; publishing in top-tier venues; directing M.S. and Ph.D. student research programs; participating in the continuous teaching assessment activities of the School of EECS; effectively communicating and interacting with students; and collaborating with others within the School, the University, or other organizations including regional partners such as the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Required Qualifications: Candidates for Assistant Professor must have an earned Ph.D. degree in a reputable program in computer science or a related field by the time of hire; candidates for Associate Professor must have served at least 6 years as an Assistant Professor or equivalent; candidates for the full Professor must have served at least 6 years as an Associate Professor or equivalent. Candidates must already have published promising work, and demonstrate a strong commitment to building a world-class research and training program. Candidates must additionally have strong leadership qualities commensurate with the rank, as well as exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to diversifying the student body.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.