Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Electrical Engineering
Washington State University
Location: Pullman, Washington
Internal Number: 4765474
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Electrical Engineering
Available Title(s): 270-NN_FACULTY - Assistant Professor
Business Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Electrical Engineering
Employee Type: Faculty
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 9 Month
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, WA invites applications for a permanent full-time tenure-track faculty position in Electrical Engineering at the assistant professor level. Candidates with research interest and expertise in the following areas (and related topics) of electrical engineering will be considered: Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Digital Communication (5G and beyond), Artificial Intelligence (AI) based approaches for DSP and Communication Systems, Circuits and Systems such as AI hardware accelerator for DSP, communications and sensing, Information Theory, Cyber Physical Systems. The new faculty will have numerous collaboration opportunities with several large initiatives at WSU including (but not limited to) Energy Systems Innovation Center, WSU-PNNL Advanced Grid Institute, NSF-USDA AgAID AI Institute, and DOD-funded CySER Institute for cybersecurity.
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. degree from a program in electrical engineering, computer engineering or a closely related field by the time of hire.
Candidates must have published promising research works in the best venues of their areas and demonstrate a strong commitment to building a world-class research and training program.
Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to diversifying the student body.
Demonstrated evidence of expertise in the preparation of compelling research proposals.
Ability to initiate novel research directions that advance the field of the applicant's research area.
Identify emerging technologies and maintain deep awareness of the state of the art in the applicant's research area.
Ability to establish collaborations with other universities, national laboratories, and industry.
Duties: The job duties of successful candidates include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering; 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 industry and regional partners such as the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The new faculty hired for this position will join 37 existing tenure-track faculty members in the School of EECS, which has experienced rapid growth in enrollment over the past four years. Around the Fall of 2021 approximately 1200 undergraduate students were enrolled in its B.S., and B.A programs, and 275 graduate students are enrolled in its M.S., and Ph.D. programs in computer science, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. EECS expects continued increase in enrollments and anticipates multiple faculty hires over the next two years. The current faculty composition in the School of EECS includes a member of the National Academy of Engineering and ten fellows of national professional organizations as well as fourteen CAREER and Young Investigator award recipients. Our graduate students have recently won multiple prestigious awards including the Microsoft Research fellowship, IBM Research fellowship, and NSF Computing Innovation fellowship.
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. With a population of 34,000, Pullman is a quintessential college town-ranked #1 in the 'Best Cities to Live in Washington' by the Washington state Chamber of Commerce's 2019 report, one of the top 10 best college towns in the nation according to MSN's 2012 report; ranked #15 safest college town in America by a SafeWise 2019 report; and 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 (21 inches of annual precipitation), with sunny, warm summers, relatively mild winters, and excellent access to outdoor recreational opportunities.
For more information about WSU and the School of EECS, visit our home page at www.eecs.wsu.edu.
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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
Overtime Eligibility: No
This is a permanent tenure track position.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their application by May 15, 2024. First consideration will be provided to applications submitted prior to December 4, 2023.
Screening Begin Date: Application review begins December 5, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
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: Applications should include a cover letter summarizing qualifications and interests. All applications should also include research, teaching, and diversity statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. 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.
1. Cover letter 2. Research, Teaching, and Diversity statements 3. Curriculum Vitae (CV) 4. Contact information for three (3) references
For questions about the search, please contact Prof. K. Sivakumar at [email protected].
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