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The strength of an institution lies in the quality of the faculty and academic programs. WSU Tri-Cities is a campus of Washington State University, which shares one faculty. The University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. As a campus of a land-grant institution, WSU Tri-Cities is committed to excellence in research, learning, and outreach to all constituents.

We invite applicants to join a world-class group of faculty who will know students personally and are committed to their success from the day they enter the classroom to when their names are called at graduation.

College of Arts & Sciences

Assistant Professor of Aquatic Ecology

The School of the Environment invites applications for an Assistant Professor. The area of research in aquatic ecology is open, although preference will be given to applicants whose expertise include biological studies of aquatic organisms (microorganisms, invertebrates and/or vertebrates), factors affecting water quality, ecotoxicology, invasive species, and/or watershed management and restoration. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in aquatic ecology, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses aquatic systems ecology, limnology, geographic information systems, and/or environmental assessment, management and restoration. The teaching load is typically one 3- or 4-credit course per semester, and applicants should have a background that will allow broad participation in the curriculum.

Assistant Professor of Biology

The School of Biological Sciences invites applicants to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on topics of microbiology or microbial ecology, help to shape the expansion of the WSU Tri-Cities growing sciences programs, maintain an active research program that supports the training of graduate and undergraduate students and has potential for collaboration with scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other faculty in the Washington State University system, participate in service at the department, college, and/or university level, and serve under-represented groups and to contribute to WSU’s diversity goals in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service.

College of Education

The College of Education at WSU  Tri-Cities offers a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, several add-on endorsements, and several advanced degrees in Education, Educational Leadership, and Teaching. Faculty also participate in a state-wide doctoral program for Math & Science Education.

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, Educational/Counseling Psychology (ELSSECP) at Washington State University invites applications for an Assistant Profess position in Educational Leadership at WSU’s Tri-Cities campus in Richland, Washington. Job duties: Make a significant contribution to scholarship in the field of educational leadership through maintaining active research and seeking external funding. Teach graduate level courses in the Ed.D., Ed.M., and leadership certification programs on topics in two or more of the following areas: evaluation, finance, assessment, school improvement, school law, and human resources. Other responsibilities include advising doctoral students and chairing dissertations; providing service to the university and to the profession at the local, state, and national levels; developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with colleagues within and across campuses, establishing connections with local school and district leaders throughout the region; demonstrating a commitment to diversity and social justice.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

The College of Education at WSU Tri-Cities invites candidates to conduct scholarly research in mathematics education; secure external funding to support the research and professional development missions of WSU; teach graduate and undergraduate courses in mathematics education and undergraduate mathematics courses such as Pre-Calculus and College Algebra; participate in an interdisciplinary team committed to effective teacher education and doctoral student mentoring; develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with professionals in schools, university peers, and community agencies; and initiate and participate in mathematics education activity at the local, state, and national levels.

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing at WSU Tri-Cities offers bachelor’s of science in nursing, including an RN to BSN option. Students can also earn several advanced degrees in nursing, including MN, RN to MN, DNP, and Post-Master’s DNP.

Endowed Nursing Faculty (2 positions)

The College of Nursing is seeking faculty who will focus on:
-Building new research teams while complimenting or augmenting current areas of faculty research
-Maintaining an ongoing,extramurally funded program of research
-Publishing and presenting research findings nationally and internationally
-Teaching undergraduate, master’s, and/or doctoral students
-Advising undergraduate and graduate students
-Providing service to the college,community and profession

Open Rank Clinical Professor of Nursing

WSU Tri-Cities is seeking exceptional faculty applicants to join the College of Nursing and contribute to our pre-licensure baccalaureate program, RN to BSN program, master of nursing (MN) and post-master’s certificate program, and doctoral of nursing practice program. Clinical Faculty members will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students, serving on master’s thesis/clinical project committees, advising undergraduate and/or graduate students, participating in clinical scholarship, and providing service to the university, community and profession of nursing. Faculty rank is based on qualifications.

School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

The School of Engineering & Applied Sciences at WSU Tri-Cities offers an ABET-accredited bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science in Computer Science, as well as advanced degrees in Computer Science.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The School of Engineering & Applied Sciences invites applications for one permanent full-time tenure-track faculty position at the nominal Assistant Professor level in Computer Science, with a specialization in Cybersecurity. Of particular interest are applicants whose research and teaching expertise include current cybersecurity subfields such as: cybersecurity of critical infrastructures, security of industrial control systems, and human factors in cybersecurity, and whose interests encompass resilience; “Secure by Design” methodologies; or foundational science of cybersecurity, including predictions and measurements in cyberspace. Encouraged are applications from candidates with demonstrated expertise, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor graduate students, develop or maintain a vigorous nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally-funded research program in cybersecurity, contribute to professional and university service, and participate broadly in the computer science curriculum.

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