Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 71779
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: The School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB) and Center for Reproductive Biology (CRB) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Washington State University in Pullman, WA seeks to hire an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the diverse area of reproductive genomics to join the Functional Genomics Initiative (FGI) cohort as early as July 2019.
The successful cohort will collaborate with each other and existing faculty to build our multimillion dollar FGI 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.
Candidates with experience in the application of gene editing technologies in animals and an interest in utilizing large animal models for basic research will be given priority consideration.
The responsibilities of faculty position within the School of Molecular Biosciences will include:
Maintaining a nationally/internationally recognized cutting edge research program that is extramurally funded.
Building research collaborations with existing faculty at WSU through the CRB and FGI.
Participating in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or veterinary professional levels on topics central to the missions of SMB and the CVM.
Providing service at the department, college, and university levels.
Participating in activities and missions of the CRB.
Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree (PhD, DVM, or MD) in biomedical sciences with a minimum of two years of postdoctoral training.
Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level must have an established and extramurally funded research program with a record of accomplishment through peer reviewed senior author research publications.
Experience with gene editing in animals.
Expertise in an aspect of reproductive biology in animals.
Commitment to utilizing large animals as research models.
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.