Assistant/Associate Professor (Dynamic Compression Science - Experimentalist) - 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 Institute for Shock Physics is seeking outstanding experimentalists with a strong record of research and scholarship in dynamic compression science, the ability to define and lead new research thrusts, the ability to lead multidisciplinary research projects and guide others, a strong interest in teaching, and having the requisite scientific stature for these positions.

Responsibilities for these positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop an externally-supported, independent research program.
  • Train and mentor graduate students and post-doctoral research associates.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact journals.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics or a relevant academic department related to the faculty member’s discipline.
  • Disseminate results and findings at national and international venues (conferences/meetings/colloquia) – invited and contributed presentations.
  • Engage in activities, both internal and external to WSU, to enhance the scientific impact and stature of the ISP, specifically by conducting state-of-the-art research and by fostering research collaborations within and outside WSU.

Required Qualifications

Only applicants who are currently in the U.S. and meet the following qualifications will be considered for these positions:

  • PhD in Physics or a relevant academic discipline and 2-3 years of post-PhD research experience for the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank are required to have a minimum of 6 years of post-PhD research experience by the employment start date.
  • Strong research credentials in dynamic compression science as demonstrated by significant peer reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, and the ability to develop and manage an independent research program.
  • Hands-on expertise in conducting dynamic compression experiments.
  • A strong record of research and scholarship in dynamic compression science; the ability to define and lead new research thrusts; the ability to lead multidisciplinary research projects, as appropriate; a strong interest in teaching, and the requisite scientific stature for the position.
  • The ability and expertise to guide and supervise successfully the research activities of students and postdoctoral research associates.
  • Personal attributes should include excellent communication skills and critical thinking, sound judgment, high levels of creativity and energy, and the ability to inspire others.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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