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

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

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 directing M.S. and Ph.D. student research programs.

Required Qualifications

For Assistant Professor candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in a reputable program in computer science or a related field by the date of hire, already have published promising work, and demonstrate a strong commitment to building a world-class research and training program in data science. Candidates for Associate Professor require at least 6 years as an assistant professor or equivalent; candidates for Full Professor require at least 6 years as an associate professor or equivalent; and will additionally have strong leadership qualities commensurate with the rank, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. All levels of candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to diversifying the student body.

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 multiple new positions in 2016. In order to build a world-class research program in data science, we hired several new faculty in this area during the past two academic years. In this search, we invite applications for three permanent full-time tenure-track faculty positions, at all ranks (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor), with a research emphasis in interdisciplinary data science.

In addition, we are particularly interested in building interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues from across the WSU system in the University’s strategic priorities in Global Animal Health, Agriculture and Plant Sciences, Clean Technology, and Renewable Bioenergy. Furthermore, the University has been recently approved by the State to establish a medical school on its Health Sciences campus in Spokane. This new development provides EECS faculty and students with excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative research and education. Therefore, candidates with interdisciplinary expertise in the above strategic areas will be given priority consideration.

New faculty hired for these positions will join 36 existing tenure-track faculty members in the School of EECS. This includes a strong and growing group of eleven faculty members in data science and machine learning, which is a signature area of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture at WSU. The university is in the process of adding a new university-wide, multi-disciplinary undergraduate data analytics degree with plans to offer a master’s degree in data analytics in the near future. The School of EECS has seen rapid growth in enrollment over the past three years with 1,000 undergraduate and 190 graduate students enrolled as of Fall 2015. EECS expects continued increase in enrollments and anticipates additional faculty hires in order to build a world-class research group in these areas. 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 multiple Career award recipients.

Washington State University is one of the nation’s top 70 public research universities 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 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: Professor
Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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