Summary of Duties: Washington State University (WSU) Health Sciences and the Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences (DMECS) of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) invite applications for an Associate Professor or full Professor to serve as the Director of its Practice Based Research Network (PBRN), a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position located in Spokane, WA or Seattle, WA. The faculty member's primary responsibility will be to develop, expand and direct the PBRN and to participate in a collaborative, extramurally funded program of research. The PBRN Director will lead a team of multidisciplinary faculty who conduct extramurally funded research in the area of rural health. Considerable interactions with tribal clinics and research partners is expected. A research team, including biostatisticians, quantitative and qualitative data analysts, grant and contracts management, and administrative support, are available.
Required Qualifications: Terminal Degree in Medicine or Osteopathy (MD/DO) Board Certified, preferably in in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics (i.e., primary care). Ability to obtain Washington Medical License and possession of a current DEA Certificate. Applicants with a PharmD degree who also have experience in primary care settings will also be considered.
Current appointment at the Associate or Professor rank or equivalent at an academic institution of higher learning. If an Assistant Professor, must be in process of being promoted to Associate Professor and have at least 6 years experience as a faculty member.
Experience writing successful grant applications. Track record of external research funding, preferably NIH. Demonstrated ability to interact with large groups and individuals at all work levels. Demonstrated high level organizational/multi-tasking competencies. Demonstrated experience mentoring junior faculty, and/or postdoctoral fellows.
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.
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 Carnegie 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 i...ts 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.