While expecting to hire at the Assistant Professor level, candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered at the Associate Professor or Professor rank.
The position requires a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship that supports the Department’s Mission. Teaching responsibilities will include service courses for engineering, as well as advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Scholarship responsibilities will include developing and maintaining a relevant program of scholarship that involves undergraduate researchers and partnerships with industry. 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.
The PCE program is constantly updating course content and research efforts to reflect significant manufacturing trends, including automation and additive manufacturing, advanced composites and plastics processing, and new materials development and characterization. Additional responsibilities include assisting with curriculum development and accreditation activities, maintaining currency in plastics and composites manufacturing and engineering practice, student advising and recruitment of undergraduates, developing internship and interdisciplinary opportunities, professional and collegial interactions with colleagues and industry, and student club and professional development activities.
One of the following:
A PhD in manufacturing, mechanical, chemical, materials science and engineering, polymer engineering, or a closely related discipline at the time of application or ABD at time of application. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by June 15 of the first year of employment.
An earned MS degree (received by time of application) in manufacturing, mechanical, chemical, materials science and engineering, polymer engineering, or a closely related discipline, and significant, recent, and relevant industry-based professional experience.
Evidence of the ability to teach courses in the Plastics and Composites Engineering program.
Teaching and scholarship interests that are closely aligned with the Mission of the Department.
Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.Evidence of the ability to teach foundational, shared, and services courses in the engineering and design department.
Evidence of the ability and willingness to maintain currency in plastics and composites engineering practice.
Evidence of the ability to maintain a relevant program of scholarly activity.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Recent, relevant experience in industry, industry sponsored grants, commercialization, and/or industry relations.
Successful prior teaching experience.
Experience in conducting a scholarly program with undergraduate students.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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Applications must include:
Application Letter: A letter of application that addresses how you meet the qualifications for the position, your ability and commitment to fulfill the position responsibilities, and your availability to start as of September 16, 2020,
Diversity Statement: a separate statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship and/or service describing past experience, contributions to diversity and inclusion efforts, the impact on students, faculty, staff and/or your field and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at WWU. See https://www.wwu.edu/diversity for more information.
Teaching Statement: a separate statement of your teaching experience and/or interests, and plans for teaching introductory and advanced courses. Include a summary of teaching evaluations, if applicable.
Research Statement: a separate statement of your research experience and interests,
Vita: a full curriculum vitae, and
References: the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Do not send letters of recommendation; they will be requested only for semi-finalists.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Closing Date Notes:
Review of applications will start November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.