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, 2019. While expecting to hire at the Assistant Professor level, candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered at the Associate Professor or Professor rank.
The PACCAR Professor of Electrical Engineering will be an important part of the growth of the EE program by providing leadership in the development of curriculum related to advanced vehicle systems and to facilitate expanded research and development partnerships with PACCAR. We seek an individual with teaching and research interests in fields applicable to automated vehicles, connected vehicles, or vehicle electrification, such as:
embedded and cyber-physical systems,
wireless and wired communications,
electronics and sensors,
low-level and high-level controls,
electric motors, batteries, and power electronics,
human machine interface,
image, vision, perception processing,
machine learning, and
systems engineering for functional safety.
The position entails developing and teaching lab-based EE courses, advising, research, community engagement and service to support the program, the Department, and the University.
The position requires a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship that supports the Department's Mission. Teaching responsibilities will include core courses in EE, service courses for engineering, as well as advanced courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Scholarship responsibilities will include developing and maintaining a relevant program of scholarship that involves undergraduate researchers and 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.
Additional responsibilities include assisting with curriculum development and accreditation activities, maintaining currency in electrical engineering practice, student advising and recruitment, developing internship and interdisciplinary opportunities, professional interactions with colleagues and industry, and student club and professional development activities.
One of the following:
An earned PhD in electrical engineering or a closely related discipline, received from an accredited institution prior to September 16, 2019, or
An earned MS degree (received by time of application) in electrical engineering, or a closely related discipline, and significant, recent, and relevant industry-based professional experience.
Teaching and scholarship interests and experience that are closely aligned with the Mission of the Department.
Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.
Evidence of the ability to teach core courses and advanced courses applicable to automated vehicles, connected vehicles, or vehicle electrification.
Evidence of the 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.
Successful prior teaching experience.
Demonstrated experience in renewable energy processes, control systems, machines, and/or smart-grid.
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
A letter of application that addresses how you meet the qualifications for the position, your ability and commitment to fulfill the position responsibilities, and your availability to start as of September 16, 2019,
a separate statement addressing your demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds,
a separate statement of your teaching experience and/or interests, and plans for teaching core and advanced courses as well as how your plans are applicable to advanced vehicle systems. Include a summary of teaching evaluations, if applicable.
a separate statement of your research experience and interests,
a full curriculum vitae, and
the names and contact information for at least three professional references.
Do not send letters of recommendation; they will be requested only for semi-finalists.
Review of applications will start February 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Incomplete or incorrectly submitted applications will not be considered.