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Job ID: 129997

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Western Washington University

Date Posted Sep. 30, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
University Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA, United States
Department Engineering and Design
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 16, 2020
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics

Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications from candidates for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Electrical Engineering (EE) with a start date of September 16, 2020. While expecting to hire at the Assistant Professor level, candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered at the Associate Professor or Professor rank.

We seek individuals with teaching and research interests in any field relevant to electrical and computer engineering. For these positions we prefer individuals with interests in areas such as embedded systems, Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, and machine learning.

The position entails developing and teaching lab-based electrical and/or computer engineering courses, advising, research, community engagement, and service to support the program, the Department, and the University. This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of the growth and development of the program into computer engineering. This may include the development of new curriculum, research areas, and new laboratory facilities.

The position requires a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship that supports the Department’s Mission. Teaching responsibilities include core courses in electrical and/or computer engineering, service courses for engineering and energy, as well as advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Scholarship responsibilities include developing and maintaining a relevant program of scholarship that involves undergraduate research. It is expected that the person fulfills working, teaching, and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive environments for all students, faculty, and staff.

Required Qualifications:

One of the following:
A Ph.D. in electrical and/or computer engineering or a closely related discipline at time of application or ABD at time of application. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by June 15th of the first year of employment.
An earned MS degree in electrical or computer engineering, or a closely related discipline, with significant, recent, and relevant industry-based professional experience.
Teaching and research interests and experience that are closely aligned with the mission of the Department.
Commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.
Commitment and ability to teach core courses, service courses, and/or advanced courses in areas relevant to electrical and/or computer engineering.
Commitment and ability to maintain a relevant program of scholarly activity.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Recent, relevant experience in industry, industry sponsored grants, commercialization, and/or industry relations.
Demonstrated ability and experience developing programs or scholarship relevant to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.
Successful prior teaching experience.
Teaching and research interests in areas such as embedded systems, Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, and machine learning.

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit:
United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions:

All applications must include the following six items. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

1. Letter of Application A statement that addresses how you meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position, your ability and commitment to fulfill the position responsibilities, and your available starting date.

2. Statement on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity A statement of demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, scholarship and/or service. Please describe past contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts and their impact on students, faculty, staff and/or your field, as well as a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Western (for context and clarification of our expectations, we encourage you to view the WWU Campus Equity and Inclusion Forum which highlights the leadership, training, and events on equity, inclusion, and diversity on campus)

3. Teaching Statement A statement of your teaching experience, interests, and plans for teaching core and advanced courses, and any experience teaching or coordinating undergraduate student projects, particularly any that were industry-sponsored. Include a summary of teaching evaluations, if applicable.

4. Research Statement A statement of your research experience and interests. Include any research experience that involved undergraduate students and/or collaboration with industry.

5. Curriculum Vitae

6. References The names and contact information for at least three professional references. Please do not send letters of recommendation; references will only be contacted directly for semi-finalists.

Closing Date Notes:
Review of applications will start December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

    Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western’s campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

    WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

    All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Andy Klein
    Engineering and Design
    Western Washington University
    516 High Street
    Bellingham, WA 98225
  • 360-650-3380


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