Summary of Duties: Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, WA is seeking to recruit an outstanding cohort of scientists to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the areas of reproductive biology, stem cell biology, developmental/growth biology, and disease resistance.
The responsibilities of this position will include maintaining a strong, externally funded research program, teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses, and participating in service at the school/department, college, and/or university level. The successful cohort will collaborate with each other and existing faculty to build our multimillion dollar Functional Genomics Initiative in order to establish WSU as a leader in the application of genome editing of animals for the advancement of biomedical research and improvement of animal agriculture.
The tenure home of successful candidates will be either in the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB) or the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP) in the College of Veterinary Medicine, or the Department of Animal Sciences (AS) in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Science. The successful candidates will have research space in state-of-the-art buildings specifically designed and equipped for biological research. Candidates with ongoing or future commitment to application of gene editing technologies with animals and an interest in large animal models are especially encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications: Job requirements include a PhD or equivalent degree in biosciences or closely related field and a minimum of two years of post-doctoral training or equivalent in basic science, veterinary medicine, medicine, or a related discipline.
Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must demonstrate potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program.
Applicants for Associate or Full Professor must have an active extramurally-funded research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/international recognition.
The successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment and relevant ability to successfully advocate diversity and values of diversity.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.