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Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering - Energy
About the Position: The Department of Engineering Technology at Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications from candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in electrical engineering. The person chosen will receive an academic appointment in the Department and will have an ongoing and formal affiliation with WWU’s Institute for Energy Studies (www.wwu.edu/energy). The position entails teaching, scholarship, and service that support both the Department and the Institute. This opening is part of a broad Institute venture to hire new faculty in the sciences, engineering, environmental studies, and economics. The faculty member hired for this position will take a leadership role in establishing a new energy option in the new electrical engineering program. Start date is September 16, 2014. The Engineering Technology department strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.
About the College/Department: Western Washington University is developing new programs in Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Plastics and Composites Engineering. WWU currently has highly regarded programs in Electronics, Manufacturing, and Plastics Engineering Technology that will be transitioned into these new engineering programs. The faculty member hired for this position will serve these new programs when they begin in 2014. We are looking for energetic individuals who will help us develop industry-ready graduates through a combination of creative problem-solving, analytical skills development, and experiential learning. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of the foundational development of these programs, and to help build and strengthen connections to other areas such as with WWU’s Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center (AMSEC) and Institute for Energy Studies. WWU is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the finest public comprehensive university in the region and second-best in the entire West in 2012. For more information about WWU, view The Chronicle of Higher Education’s profile of WWU at: http://chronicle.com/employer/Western-Washington-University/157
Position Responsibilities: Position responsibilities include: teaching electrical engineering and energy core courses and advanced courses in power electronics, energy conversion, and/or smart energy, maintaining a relevant program of scholarly activity, and participation in service and accreditation activities, and support the Department’s Mission. Additional responsibilities include: assisting with curriculum development for the new energy option, maintaining currency in electrical engineering practice, student advising and recruitment, developing internship and interdisciplinary opportunities, professional interactions with colleagues and industry, student club and professional development activities.
Required Qualifications:
  • One of the following:
    • An earned PhD in electrical engineering or a closely related discipline, received from an accredited institution prior to September 15, 2014, or
    • An earned Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, or a closely related discipline, and significant, recent, relevant industry-based professional experience
  • Experience, and teaching and scholarship interests that are closely aligned with the Missions of the Department and the Institute for Energy Studies
  • The ability to teach courses in power electronics, energy conversion, or smart energy
  • Evidence of the ability to maintain a relevant program of scholarly activity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Recent, relevant experience in industry, industry sponsored grants, commercialization, and/or industry relations
  • Successful prior teaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience in renewable energy processes, machines, and/or smart-grid
  • Ability and willingness to maintain currency in electrical engineering practice
Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Applications must include (1) a letter of application outlining how you meet the qualifications for the position and your available starting date, (2) a statement of philosophy and interest in teaching, (3) summary of teaching evaluations, if applicable, (4) a statement of your research experience and interests, and (5) a full curriculum vitae including the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references.

Do not send letters of recommendation; they will be requested only for semi-finalists.  

All application materials must be uploaded through the Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) at http://www.wwu.edu/jobs
Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Todd Morton, at Todd.Morton@wwu.edu or (360) 650-3380.  Incomplete or incorrectly submitted applications will not be considered.
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Job Posted: 10/2/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins December 1, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130541
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, 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. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX 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 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).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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