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Scholar Assistant/Associate Professor

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Open Rank

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Scholar Assistant/Associate Professor

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College of Veterinary Medicine

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Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

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Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine

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Summary of Duties:

This is a full-time (12-month) career-track position with a combination of teaching, scholarly activity and/or veterinary diagnostic service responsibilities and/or diagnostic test development in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP) and/or the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Rank is at the Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor level depending upon the qualifications and experience of the applicant.

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POSITION: The requisite responsibility of the position will be to oversee and continue to develop Diagnostic Challenges (vetmed.wsu.edu/innovative-education/DC), a prestigious case-based learning experience for second-year students in the professional DVM curriculum. The Diagnostic Challenge modality is executed with the support of an administrative assistant. The secondary component of the position will be to contribute to the department’s didactic teaching mission in the professional DVM curriculum in one or more of the following disciplines: Immunology, Systemic Pathology, General Pathology, Parasitology or Virology. Additionally, the duties will include scholarly activity including development and publication of manuscripts or reports appropriate to the position and academic/committee service at the department, college or discipline level. The effort distribution in these areas is expected to be 20% (Diagnostic Challenge modality), 20-30% (didactic teaching) and 15% (service/scholarly activity). The remainder of the position (35-45%) is flexible to suit the interests/specialization of the applicant and may be comprised of a) veterinary diagnostic specialty service through the WADDL, b) additional teaching responsibilities, c) scholarly activity in teaching pedagogy, or other academic activities. The successful candidate will be expected to enunciate the combination of duties that best fit their interests within the broad outline indicated above. The Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology seeks candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of 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 and immunology”. The department values and seeks excellence in each aspect of the mission, and we take pride in what we believe in an environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, personal and professional growth, and productivity. The faculty within the Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology have a strong collaborative track record with the USDA-ARS-Animal Disease Research Unit, the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, the Departments(s) of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, and the School for Molecular Biosciences all of which are housed within in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Many faculty members have appointments in multiple units.

UNIVERSITY: Washington State University is a land grant, a comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,300 students on the Pullman campus. There are eleven colleges offering 63 doctoral degree programs along with four professional degree programs (veterinary medicine, medicine, pharmacy, and business). 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.

AREA: Washington State University’s Pullman campus is situated in the rich agricultural area known as the Palouse, in eastern Washington. The Pullman public school system is ranked #16 in the state (of 256) and Pullman is 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 4.5 hours from Seattle. The Pullman environs offer 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.

BENEFITS: View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

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Full Time

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Commensurate upon qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications:

A DVM (or equivalent) is required. A proven track record in teaching is preferred for applicants at the Assistant Professor and required for applicants at the Associate Professor level. If the applicant desires to contribute to veterinary diagnostic service through WADDL, specialty board certification or examination eligibility and intention to become a diplomate is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have clinical experience and have diagnostic specialty board certification and an advanced degree (MS or Ph.D.).

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Open Recruitment

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

A letter of application that enunciates the desired combination of duties to fill this position (which must include the Diagnostic Challenge component), curriculum vitae, name and contact details of three professional references, a statement of research interests, and a summary statement describing teaching philosophy and statement on your efforts/plans in the arena of diversity and inclusion must be submitted at www.wsujobs.com. The application letter should indicate the applicant’s short- and long-term goals and outline her/his qualifications for the position and accomplishments.

EEO Statement :

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 veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

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 [email protected]

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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 2/8/2021
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