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Whether you’re working toward a bachelor’s degree or focusing on an advanced degree at Washington State University Tri-Cities, you’ll find dynamic and engaging classroom and research experiences with faculty who are invested in your success.

Our mission at WSU Tri-Cities – through instruction, scholarship and research, service and community engagement – is to produce career-ready citizens of the world through a hands-on approach to education. Our students learn while doing as they engage at all levels of real-world projects designed to foster team work, innovation and critical and creative problem solving.

Kate McAteer
Vice Chancellor
for Academic Affairs

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As the chief academic officer at WSU Tri-Cities, it is my privilege to lead a talented group of faculty and staff who are committed to guiding all students in gaining a thoughtful understanding of our world. It is a point of pride that we get to know students as individuals as they increase their knowledge and skills in order to make meaningful contributions to their communities.

I encourage you to visit our beautiful riverside campus, talk with our helpful staff, get to know our energetic faculty and participate in our many outstanding cultural events. You’ll find that this is an ideal place for personalized education with a campus community that values quality, innovation, experiential learning, community collaboration and diversity.

Experience WSU Tri-Cities and discover what it means to learn by doing.

Current Faculty Searches in Academic Affairs:

Library Director
The Library Director will provide strategic vision and leadership for the library, faculty and staff. The incumbent will develop library initiatives that enhance student learning in traditional undergraduate, adult, and graduate programs. The director will foster forward-looking collection development plans and integrate appropriate technologies into library services, as well as nurture an organizational culture of collegiality and … View Library Director Posting Details

Academic Director of Nursing
The Director reports jointly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on the WSU Tri-Cities campus and the Dean of the College of Nursing. This position serves an important role with respect to students, faculty, and the community. In the role of leader, the Director fosters conditions and relationships with a focus on student success. WSU Tri-Cities faculty members fulfill teaching, … View Director Posting Details

Clinical Professor of Nursing (Open Rank)
Washington State University Tri-Cities is seeking exceptional Doctorate-level educated applicants – prepared as Family Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Leaders – to fill four (4) vacant faculty positions in the College of Nursing and contribute to our pre-licensure baccalaureate program, RN to BSN program, master of nursing (MN) and  … View Clinical Professor Nursing Posting Details

Instructor – Nursing
Washington State University College of Nursing is currently recruiting for caring, committed Master’s-level educated nurses to work as Instructors in the nursing program on the Tri-Cities campus. The College of Nursing is seeking candidates with clinical experience in Acute Care, Long-Term Care, Pediatrics, Mother/Baby or Psychiatric/Mental Health to fill four (4) vacant positions. The success … View Nursing Instructor Posting Details

Academic Master Plan

The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to responding to the needs of the community and providing rigorous and relevant experiences in the classroom and through experiential learning. The Academic Master Plan is a key component of the Campus Master Plan, which provides a clear plan to guide our campus in growth, innovation and quality service to our community and WSU family.



Respected by some of the world’s largest engineering firms and globally-competitive private businesses, we have leveraged the region’s assets and created partnerships that allow students to work directly with – and contribute to – world-changing projects. Research is essential to our land grant mission and is an economic driver for the region and state.


Academic Advising

Academic advising is key to a student’s success. At WSU Tri-Cities, academic advising is mandatory so that students make timely progress toward their degree and build a relationship with their advisor that will last throughout their time on campus. Advisors assist students in navigating the university, planning their educational career, learning the skills needed for academic success, and accessing the resources, services and academic opportunities that will lead to graduation and a career.

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