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Associate/Full Professor/INST Director

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please submit the following: (1) A letter of application; (2) A Curriculum Vitae with significant doctoral and/or postdoctoral research accomplishments (as indicated in published peer-reviewed work); (3) A detailed research proposal addressing current research and long-term research interests (including estimated startup requirements and estimated cost); (4) A statement of teaching and management philosophies; and (5) Contact information for three letters of recommendation addressing research potential, teaching, and communication skills. Letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provided through the WSU online application system. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title
Working Title Associate/Full Professor/INST Director
Position Number 126649
College/Area College of Arts and Sciences
Hiring Unit Chemistry
Department Link

Department of Chemistry

Work Location Pullman
Zip Code 99163-4630
Summary of Duties

Washington State University invites applications for a permanent full-time tenure track faculty position as an Associate Professor or Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry at our Main Campus in Pullman, WA and to serve as the Director of the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (a renewable joint position with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with full privileges as a staff member). This position is responsible for the growth of the Institute, engaging strongly with all partners, recruiting a diverse group of new members, and including collaborative relationships with non-WSU members. The research focus associated with this position should have an emphasis in any area related to Chemistry in Nuclear Science and Technology. Individuals must demonstrate an existing research program in chemistry that is innovative, competitive, vigorous, and nationally and internationally recognized.

Additional Information

Lead members of the Institute in the formation of research teams that focus on areas for external research funding, including large interdisciplinary projects. Interact with Institute members to manage research opportunities for students funded through the Institute. Establish and maintain significant external research funding in support of the research program. Advise high quality graduate and undergraduate research. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in chemistry, nuclear science, or related areas. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.

The College
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit in the WSU system and a powerhouse of research, scholarly, and creative activity.

Comprised of social, natural, and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the arts, the college’s foundational disciplines provide a strong framework for educational and research activities across the institution and fully support the University’s goal to advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and research.

The College is united by the spirit of inquiry, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and strengthened by the college’s service to the community.

Pullman Area

Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dreamtown,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. Excellent outdoor recreation opportunities—including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating—are just a short drive away.

To learn more about the Pullman community, visit pullmanchamber.com

Benefits Package
Competitive benefits available, more details 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 Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry or a closely related field.
Evidence of an established and ongoing outstanding research program is required. Such evidence may include a strong publication history in peer-reviewed journals, prior external funding support, letters of recommendation, and a professional research proposal (including estimated startup budget requirements and estimated cost) in Chemistry fields associated with nuclear science and technology. The research proposal submitted by the applicant is an essential component of the application and should demonstrate the applicant’s potential for obtaining major external funding.
The successful candidate must be qualified to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate level, related areas of chemical science, and in the general chemistry program. The potential for developing excellent teaching skills is essential.
The successful applicant must demonstrate excellence as a supervisor and mentor to graduate and undergraduate students.
The successful applicant must demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills, working effectively with large collaborative groups, and people with diverse backgrounds and expertise
Excellent spoken and written English language skills are essential.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance in a timely fashion.

Preferred Qualifications

Experienced collaboration with US National Laboratories and the ability to excel in a culturally diverse environment.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 12/06/2017
Screening Begin Date 01/02/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following:
(1) A letter of application;
(2) A Curriculum Vitae with significant doctoral and/or postdoctoral research accomplishments (as indicated in published peer-reviewed work);
(3) A detailed research proposal addressing current research and long-term research interests (including estimated startup requirements and estimated cost);
(4) A statement of teaching and management philosophies; and
(5) Contact information for three letters of recommendation addressing research potential, teaching, and communication skills. Letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provided through the WSU online application system.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement

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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 20152336F

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Applicant Documents

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