Assistant or Associate Professor

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

ID: 7072189
Posted: November 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary of Duties
This is for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. 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.

Additional Information
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: Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Machine Learning. The specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: autonomous control of mobile systems, automation and control in next-generation manufacturing technologies, machine learning in measurement and control, agricultural robotics.

MME has an ambitious goal to grow its engagement in the area of autonomous controls with multiple hires in the next few years, and by leveraging its strong ties with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering through collaborative efforts. It is expected that the successful candidates will collaborate with the current faculty to play leading roles in building strong, externally-funded interdisciplinary research teams.

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: pullmanchamber.com.

View hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/benefit-details for information regarding competitive benefits available.



 

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