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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington 98225
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About the Position: The Computer Science Department at WWU invites applications for two tenure-track positions beginning September 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor.  All areas of research specialization will be considered but we will give preference to those with research and teaching interests in areas such as: Embedded Systems, Computer Engineering, or High-Performance Computing. Regardless of specialty, we expect that new faculty will teach core courses in the area of computer systems and will contribute to our efforts related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

About the Department: The Computer Science Department at WWU has grown significantly over the past seven years in response to increased student interest and tremendous state need.  We are looking for faculty excited by the prospect of shaping our department's future, contributing to its sustained excellence, and fostering collaborations internally and externally.

Currently the department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in Computer Science, an M.S. degree in Computer Science, and a B.S. degree in Cybersecurity that is a 2+2 program with local community colleges.

The department has a strong commitment to diversity as evidenced by faculty involvement in workshops on inclusive pedagogy and educational research on student success, NSF grants focusing on support for low-income students, and continued participation in the National Center for Women & Information Technology's (NCWIT) Pacesetters program, among other things.

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

About the University: Western Washington University (WWU) 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 PhD's. 

Western Washington University is located in scenic Bellingham, Washington, a town of about 90,000 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 and research labs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Computer Science or a closely related field by September 2020
  • 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 undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Commitment and ability to support the success of underrepresented students in the department
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scholarly interest in Embedded Systems, Computer Engineering, or High-Performance Computing
  • Commitment to secure external funding
  • Interest in mentoring senior projects as part of your teaching load

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit: United Faculty of Western Washington (UFWW)

Application Instructions: Application materials must be submitted via WWU's system at http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497128/assistant-professor-of-computer-science

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement on teaching including relevant experience and future plans
  4. Statement on research including future plans and the involvement of master's students and advanced undergraduates in your research program
  5. Names and contact information for three professional references (references will be contacted to upload their confidential recommendation letters directly into our system)

In your cover letter and/or statements, you should explain how your experiences (academic or non-academic) have prepared you to effectively teach and collaborate with an increasingly diverse population of students and faculty.

Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Phil Nelson (Phil.Nelson@wwu.edu).

Closing Date: Application review begins November 1, 2019; positions are open until filled


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