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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington 98225
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Western Washington University

Assistant Professor of Computer Science 

About the Positions: The Computer Science Department of Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for at least one tenure-track position beginning September 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor. All areas of specialization will be considered, but the department is particularly seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in one of the following areas: Embedded Systems, Cyber Security or Graphics. 

The Computer Science Department supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity. 

About the Department: The state of Washington and WWU have devoted increasing funds over the past few years to expand the Computer Science Department because of increased student interest and tremendous state need. Thus, we will hire multiple new faculty members and expand our undergraduate and graduate programs. We are looking for faculty excited by the prospect of shaping our department’s future and contributing to its sustained excellence. 

Currently the department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree and an M.S. degree and has a strong history of research collaboration with other disciplines across campus such as Linguistics, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. We hope that new faculty will further develop our connections across campus by collaborating with units such as Electrical Engineering and Energy.

Reflecting our department’s commitment to gender diversity, the CS/M Scholars Program at WWU is focused on supporting women and underrepresented minorities. The program is funded by a $1,000,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. We are also an Academic Alliance member of the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) and are part of NCWIT’s Pacesetters program.

Visit our department web page at http://www.cs.wwu.edu for more information.

About the University: Western Washington University is comprised of about 15,000 students and is recognized as the top public masters-granting university in the Pacific Northwest by US News & World Report. The Chronicle of Higher Education names Western as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, winning honors in two categories: teaching environment, and tenure clarity and process. Western is also one of the top masters-granting institutions in terms of the number of its undergraduates who go on to earn a PhD.

Western Washington University is located in scenic Bellingham, Washington, a town of about 80,000 residents nestled between the mountains of the North Cascades and the waters of Puget Sound. Recreational opportunities abound nearby including biking, skiing, hiking, sailing, kayaking, and mountaineering. Bellingham is roughly 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and 90 miles north of Seattle, Washington, each with a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere and home to many leading technology companies.     

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Computer Science or a closely related field by September 2018.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach existing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Ability to develop a quality research program that involves students.
  • Commitment to engage in curricular development at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Commitment to contribute to the department’s mission to support underrepresented students.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scholarly interest in Embedded Systems, Cyber Security or Graphics
  • Commitment to secure external funding.
  • Interest in mentoring senior projects as part of your teaching load.

Application Instructions:  Application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=7586

Candidates should upload: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement on teaching, including experience and future plans, and how your experiences (academic or non-academic) have prepared you to effectively teach an increasingly diverse student population, and (4) statement on research, including how your research could involve master’s students and advanced undergraduates. Additionally, three confidential letters of recommendation are required; recommenders should directly email their letters to the Search Committee at: cs.search@wwu.edu

Other Information:  Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Perry Fizzano, at Perry.Fizzano@wwu.edu or 360-650-3807.

Closing Date: Review of applications begins on November 1, 2017. Positions open until 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. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & 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); eoo@wwu.edu.

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).


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