Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Zoonotic Infectious Disease Research
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 112240
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: Scholarly activity (approximately 90%): The faculty member will actively engage in and lead scholarly pursuits in association with the global health activities of the Allen School and its university, national, and international partners. This will include participation as a lead and collaborating scientist in the research and development projects of the Allen School in the high priority area of zoonotic diseases. The successful candidate will be expected to participate as both a principal and co-investigator on extramurally funded research programs. Depending on the candidate's focus, significant international travel may be involved.
Professional and Graduate Education (approximately 10%): The faculty member will actively engage in the education, teaching and training mission of the Allen School, which encompasses professional, graduate and post-doctoral education, and short-term training for collaborative partners. The successful candidate is expected to serve as a major professor and member of trainee committees.
Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, DVM, MD or equivalent) in the field of biomedical sciences or a related discipline earned by the time of hire is required, with a minimum of two years (24 months) post-doctoral research experience. Appointments at the Associate and Full Professor level require a strong consistent record of accomplishments in both scholarship and obtaining extramural funding and demonstrated potential to become an outstanding scholar and educator.
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.