Assistant or Associate Professor in Data Science - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The job duties of successful candidates include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science; participating in the continuous teaching assessment activities of the School of EECS; effectively communicating and interacting with students; collaborating with others within the School, the University, or other organizations; conducting funded research; publishing in top-tier venues; and advising M.S. and Ph.D. student research programs.

Required Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have earned a Ph.D. in a reputable program in computer science or a related field, already have published promising work, and demonstrate a strong commitment to building a world-class research program in data science. Successful candidates will also have strong leadership potential, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to diversifying the student body. Candidates for the associate position will have established 5 years experience.

In addition, we are particularly interested in building interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues from across the WSU system in the university’s strategic priorities in Global Animal Health, Agriculture, Clean Technology, and Renewable Bioenergy. Furthermore, the university’s pursuit of a medical school on the Health Sciences campus in Spokane provides EECS faculty and students with excellent interdisciplinary and collaborative research and educational opportunities. Therefore, candidates with interdisciplinary expertise in the above strategic areas will be given priority consideration.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, WA is significantly expanding its computer science faculty with more than ten new positions. In order to build a world-class research program in data science, we hired two new faculty in the area during the past academic year. We now invite applications for five additional permanent full-time tenure-track faculty positions with a research emphasis in data science. In this search, we seek to hire three faculty members at the rank of assistant or associate professor.

New faculty hired for these positions will join 36 existing tenure track faculty members in the School of EECS, which has experienced rapid growth in enrollment over the past three years. As of the fall of 2014, 900 undergraduate and 160 graduate students are enrolled in its B.S., B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in computer science, electrical engineering, and computer engineering.

Washington State University is one of the nation’s top 60 public research universities according to U.S. News and World Report. WSU is among 96 public and private universities in America recognized with the “very high research activity” categorization, and among 119 national universities and colleges to earn the “community engagement” classification from the Carnegie Foundation. With a population of 31,000, 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 (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

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
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Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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