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Location: Pullman, WA
Employer: Washington State University School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Position: Faculty Positions in Data/Health/Medical Analytics
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Posted: 11/07/2016
EpiMonitor ID: 2016-2219

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Washington State University (WSU) recently embarked on a strategic reallocation program to address grand challenge problems, which led to the Community Health Analytics Initiative (CHAI)—an interdisciplinary research-education program supported by WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health (SGAH), and Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM).  CHAI brings together domain-experts—health science researchers who generate or collect data—with computer scientists and statisticians to collaborate in analyzing and understanding the data, formulating hypotheses and optimal clinical studies, visualizing data and model construction, performing optimized computations on data, and in general advancing the state-of-the-art in community health informatics/analytics.


WSU and CHAI invite applications for four full-time tenure-track faculty positions as joint appointments in EECS, SGAH, and ESFCOM at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels with research emphasis in data/health/medical analytics, located in WSU’s Pullman or Spokane campuses. 


Requirements: Expertise in the following research areas will be given higher priority and consideration: Epidemiology, Scientific Data Visualization, Data Mining, GIS, Modeling & Simulation, Network & Social Media Analytics, Biostatistics, Decision Support Systems, Mining Electronic Health Records, Natural Language Processing, and Applied Machine Learning in Medicine.  For Assistant Professor, candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in a reputable program in one or more of the aforementioned fields by the date of hire, already have published promising work, and demonstrate a strong commitment to building a world-class research and education program in health analytics. Candidates for Associate Professor must have at least 6 years of experience as an assistant professor or equivalent; candidates for Full Professor must have at least 6 years of experience as an associate professor or equivalent. All candidates must additionally have strong leadership qualities commensurate with the rank as well as exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. At all levels, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to diversifying the student body. 


Duties: The job duties of successful candidates include conducting funded research; publishing in top-tier venues; advising M.S. and Ph.D. student research programs; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on topics of Computer Science, Math/Statistics, Health Analytics, Epidemiology, or Medical Informatics; effectively communicating and interacting with students; and collaborating with peers and colleagues within CHAI, the University, and other organizations.


The School of EECS (, Paul G. Allen SGAH (, and Elson S. Floyd COM ( have combined annual research expenditures of over $15M with 62 tenure-track faculty.  The current faculty composition in these units includes 3 members of National Academies (Engineering and Medicine), 15 fellows of national professional organizations as well as multiple young-faculty Career award recipients.


Washington State University is one of the nation’s top 70 public research universities according to U.S. News and World Report. WSU is among 108 public and private universities in America recognized with the “very high research activity” categorization and among 240 universities and colleges nationwide to earn the “community engagement” classification from the Carnegie Foundation.  With a population of 31,000, Pullman is a quintessential college town—one of the top 10 in the nation according to MSN’s 2012 report on the “Best College Towns in North America.” Recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the “Best Place to Raise Kids” in Washington State, Pullman consistently boasts one of the top school districts in the state. Situated to the east of the Cascade Mountains, Pullman enjoys a dry four-season climate (21 inches of annual precipitation), with sunny, warm summers, relatively mild winters, and excellent access to outdoor recreational opportunities.


For more information about WSU and the School of EECS, visit our home page at


Applications should include a cover letter indicating the position sought, and summarizing qualifications. All applications should also include research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. To apply, visit:   Application review begins January 15, 2017. It is anticipated that successful candidates will begin their appointment on August 16, 2017.


WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, on-site childcare availability, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see These open positions are part of WSU’s priority to build a diverse faculty and, as such, female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA educator and employer.




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