Assistant Professor at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-03
Req: R-399


270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant Professor

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Employee Type:


Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Summary of Duties:

The position is defined as approximately 85% research, 10% formal teaching in graduate education and 5% service. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a productive, extramurally funded research program in infectious disease. Candidates with a research emphasis in immunology, parasitology, virology, or vector-borne diseases are especially encouraged to apply. As a faculty member the successful candidate will be expected to establish effective collaborations with current WSU programs and be active in the department's graduate program, including mentoring graduate students and serving as a member of student advisory committees. The successful candidate will also be expected to be active in the academic service arena.

Tenure Track (Faculty only): Tenure Track

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

FTE: 100%

Position Term in months: 12

Required Qualifications:

A doctoral degree in biomedical discipline or related field is required.At the Assistant Professor level, a minimum two years productive post-doctoral research experience is required. The research area should be compatible with the departmental research focus on infectious diseases. Areas of emphasis include immunology, virology, parasitology and vector-borne diseases and programs that cross-fertilize these areas. Candidates must have demonstrated abilities in conducting hypothesis-based research and publishing high quality papers in top tier journals; a track record of, or strong potential for attracting extramural funding, and a history or interest in contributing to high quality graduate education. The Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The Department:

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology is one of five departments/schools in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The departmental mission is "to enhance animal and public health through teaching veterinary and graduate students, training veterinary pathology and microbiology residents, and conducting biomedical research in infectious diseases/immunology". The department takes pride in what we believe is an environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, personal and professional growth, and productivity. Although few faculty members are personally involved in all the traditional missions of teaching, research, and service, we value and seek excellence in all three.

The personnel of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, the USDA-ARS-Animal Disease Research Unit, the School for Global Animal Health, and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory are housed together in the College of Veterinary Medicine. There are many productive interactions among the individuals in the four units and many faculty members have appointments in multiple units. There are congruencies of interests and fruitful collaborations among the faculty and personnel in these four units, and aside from some unit-specific responsibilities, it is an overarching cohesive organization. Our aim and our expectation is that to the degree possible, the programs of the four units will function seamlessly.

The University
: Washington State University is a land grant, comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of approximately 19,500 students on the Pullman campus. There are eleven colleges offering doctoral degrees in 46 disciplines; masters and bachelor's degrees are offered in 67 areas of study. The University is one of the largest residential universities in the Northwest and Pullman offers a safe, friendly, small-town living environment. Branch campuses are located in three urban communities across the state.

The Palouse:

Washington State University's Pullman campus is situated in the rich agricultural area known as the Palouse, in eastern Washington. Pullman has a strong school system and a reputation as an excellent, safe environment to raise a family. Pullman is only eight miles from the University of Idaho at Moscow, approximately 1.5 hours south of Spokane and 5.5 hours from Seattle. The Pullman environs offers many recreational activities including skiing, fishing, hunting, whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, and rock climbing. Pullman is near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and near numerous rivers, lakes and wilderness areas; including the Snake, Salmon, and Clearwater rivers, Coeur d'Alene, Pend Oreille, and Priest lakes, and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness to name a few.

Additional Information:

Department: Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

Department Link:

Background Check: This position has been designated to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date: March 1, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants: Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2021. Applications received by April 1, 2021 will be considered in the initial review process. The online application will need to include an application letter (indicating short- and long-term goals, and outline qualifications for the position), curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a diversity statement addressing communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues, and contact information for three references including name, title, organization, phone number, and email address.

For questions or confidential expressions of interest, please contact Sue Zumwalt at

Required Documents:

1) Application letter

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Statement of Research Interests

4) Diversity Statement

5) Contact information for three references.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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