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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications must include: (1) cover letter with a clear description of experience relevant to each of the required and preferred qualifications; (2) vita including a list of at least three references, and (3) A statement (two-page total) of how candidate’s research will expand/complement the current research in ENCS and a list of the existing ENCS courses the candidate can teach and any new courses the candidate proposes to develop. Application deadline is December 10, 2017.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Position Number 110977
College/Area Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Hiring Unit School of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS)
Department Link

School of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS)

Work Location Vancouver, WA
Zip Code 98686
Summary of Duties

Washington State University Vancouver invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning 8/16/2018. Candidates are sought with expertise in thermal sciences, renewable energy, thermal energy systems, thermal management or thermal transport in micro/nano devices.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering by employment start date and demonstrated ability to (1) develop a funded research program, (2) establish industrial collaborations, (3) teach undergraduate/graduate courses, (4) have published promising scholarly work in the field and (5) contribute to our campus diversity goals (e.g. incorporate issues of diversity into mentoring, curriculum, service or research).

Duties: (1) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses on topics of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermal systems and/or renewable energy; (2) Conduct research in at least one of the expertise areas listed above; (3) Secure external funding for research; and (4) Participate in service to the department and university through committee work, recruitment, and interaction with industry.

WSU Vancouver serves about 3,400 graduate and undergraduate students and is fifteen miles north of Portland, Oregon. The rapidly growing School of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS) equally values both research and teaching. WSU is Washington’s land grant university with faculty and programs on four campuses. For more information: http://ecs.vancouver.wsu.edu. WSU Vancouver is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.

Additional Information

Benefit Details: Benefits Package – Competitive Benefits available, more details here or at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

Anticipated Start Date 08/16/2018
Tenure Track Yes
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Permanent
Position Term in Months 9
Monthly Salary Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering by employment start date and demonstrated ability to (1) develop a funded research program, (2) establish industrial collaborations, (3) teach undergraduate/graduate courses, (4) have published promising scholarly work in the field and (5) contribute to our campus diversity goals (e.g. incorporate issues of diversity into mentoring, curriculum, service or research).

Preferred Qualifications
Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 08/14/2017
Screening Begin Date
Posting Close Date 12/10/2017
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must include: (1) cover letter with a clear description of experience relevant to each of the required and preferred qualifications; (2) vita including a list of at least three references, and (3) A statement (two-page total) of how candidate’s research will expand/complement the current research in ENCS and a list of the existing ENCS courses the candidate can teach and any new courses the candidate proposes to develop. Application deadline is December 10, 2017.

EEO Statement

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 (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

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 hrs@wsu.edu.

Posting Number 20152283F

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents