Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications from candidates for the full-time, tenure-track PACCAR Professor of Electrical Engineering (EE) position 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 an individual with teaching and research interests in any field relevant to electrical and computer engineering. For the PACCAR Professor of Electrical Engineering we prefer individuals with interests in advanced vehicle systems such as automated vehicles, connected vehicles, or powertrain electrification.
The position entails facilitating undergraduate research and development through PACCAR sponsored student projects, 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 while developing strong connections to PACCAR Inc. 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 researchers preferably through partnerships with PACCAR. 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.
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.
Recent, relevant experience in industry, industry sponsored grants, commercialization, and/or industry relations.
Recent relevant experience mentoring and coordinating industry sponsored student projects.
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 automated vehicles, connected vehicles, or power train electrification.
Experience in the development of laboratory facilities for teaching and research.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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All applications must include the following six items. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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.
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)
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.
A statement of your research experience and interests. Include any research experience that involved undergraduate students and/or collaboration with industry.
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.