Multiple Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Computer Science and Engineering

  • Professional
  • Pullman, WA
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: November 17, 2019

Washington State University
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University in Pullman, WA invites applications for multiple permanent full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science at the assistant/associate/full professor level. Although all areas of computer science will be considered, research emphasis will be on the following areas: algorithms (approximation or randomized algorithms), computer systems (e.g., operating and/or storage systems) and security, computer architecture, electronic design automation of computer systems, computer vision, applied and/or theoretical data science (including very large databases and data management), and quantum computing (algorithms and applications).

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

Duties: The job duties of successful candidates include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science; conducting funded research; publishing in top-tier venues; directing M.S. and Ph.D. student research programs; participating in the continuous teaching assessment activities of the School of EECS; effectively communicating and interacting with students; and collaborating with others within the School, the University, or other organizations including regional partners such as the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The new faculty hired for this position will join 32 existing tenure-track faculty members in the School of EECS, which has experienced rapid growth in enrollment over the past four years. As of the fall of 2019, around 1000 undergraduate students are enrolled in its B.S., and B.A programs, and 275 graduate students are enrolled in its M.S., and Ph.D. programs in computer science, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. EECS expects continued increase in enrollments and anticipates multiple faculty hires over the next two years. 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 50 public research universities in computer science 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 universities and colleges nationwide to earn the “community engagement” classification from the Carnegie Foundation.  With a population of 33,000, Pullman is a quintessential college town—ranked #1 in the “Best Cities to Live in Washington” by the Washington state Chamber of Commerce 2019 report, one of the top 10 best college towns in the nation according to MSN’s 2012 report; ranked #15 safest college town in America by a SafeWise 2019 report; and 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 participation), with sunny, warm summers, relatively mild winters, and excellent access to outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Applications should include a cover letter indicating the level of position sought, and summarizing qualifications. All applications should also include research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. To apply, visit: Application review begins November 15, 2019. It is anticipated that successful candidates will begin their appointment on August 15, 2020. For questions about this position, please contact Ananth Kalyanaraman at

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, on-site childcare availability, and an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering and math (see These open positions are part of WSU’s priority to build a diverse faculty and, as such, female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA educator and employer.