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Job ID: 115546

Associate or Full Professor
Washington State University

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2018
Title Associate or Full Professor
University Washington State University
Pullman, WA, United States
Department School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Aug. 22, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science


The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) at Washington State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for two tenure-track/tenured positions at any rank, in the general areas of (a) Manufacturing and Design, and (b) Robotics and Machine learning. Candidates at the Associate/Full Professor rank are preferred, but truly exceptional candidates at the Assistant Professor rank will be considered.

Candidates’ interests and research plan should align with the priorities of the School. The specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: design for additive manufacturing, micro/nano-manufacturing or a related area of advanced manufacturing, automation and control in next-generation manufacturing technologies, machine learning in measurement and control, agricultural robotics.

MME has significant facilities and engagement in additive manufacturing and design. The current engagement in robotics and machine learning involves collaborative efforts in MME and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

To learn more about the opportunity and MME visit:

It is expected that the successful candidates will, in collaboration with the current faculty, play a leading role in building interdisciplinary teams with a substantial externally-funded research portfolio in the respective areas where additional hires are expected in the next few years. In addition, they will need to be effective instructors for undergraduate and graduate classes in mechanical engineering.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a related field by the time of hire/offer, show a record of accomplishments that demonstrates the potential to become an outstanding scholar and educator and potential to build a robust research program, possess a record of accomplishments demonstrating outstanding scholarly and educational activities, and excellent communication skills.

It is preferred for the applicants to have demonstrated commitment to collaborate with internal and external groups to build successful interdisciplinary teams with substantial externally-funded research portfolios.

Candidates at the Full Professor level must possess superior leadership skills and experience applicable to leading large interdisciplinary research programs.

Screening of applicants will begin January 22, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.

Applications should include a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position; curriculum vitae; statements of research interests and teaching philosophy; and the names of five references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. References will not be contacted without consent from applicants.
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The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering currently has over 40 instructional faculty members, 900 undergraduate students, 100 PhD students and 50 MS students. The current annual extramural research expenditure in MME is over $7 million. For more information about WSU and the School of MME, please visit our home page:

Washington State University is one of the nation’s top 36 public research universities in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering, 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. Close collaborations exist with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA, and the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. WSU has excellent faculty-friendly policies, including a partner accommodation program.

With a population of 33,000, Pullman is a quintessential college town-one of the top 10 in the nation according to MSN’s 2012 report on the "Best College Towns in North America." 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, with sunny, warm summers, relatively mild winters, and excellent access to outdoor recreational opportunities. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit:

  • WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA employer committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, on-site childcare availability, and a 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.

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