Assistant Professor, Biological Systems Engineering
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 128473
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: The position is primarily research and teaching with the expectation of contributing to outreach and extension activities. The successful candidate is expected to establish a record of excellence in both scholarly and educational activities, as well as competitive and independent research and teaching programs.
The candidate will write proposals to secure extramural funds from state, regional and national grant sources, private foundations and companies. The program must be based on stakeholder needs and effectively integrate research with other disciplines such as electrical engineering, food, materials, computer and health sciences.
The candidate will disseminate research findings by publishing results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and delivering presentations at scientific conferences and stakeholder meetings, and using the web-based and other communication platforms.
Other responsibilities include advising graduate and undergraduate students, mentoring student activities/organizations, and serving the university, college, department and professional organizations.
Required Qualifications: 1. Earned Ph.D. in Food Engineering, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, or closely related field by the time of hire/offer.
2. Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in food engineering; and sensor technology, food science, or related engineering field.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.