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Scholarly Assistant/Associate Professor-Anatomy

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Open Rank

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Scholarly Assistant/Associate Professor-Anatomy

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College of Veterinary Medicine

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Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

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Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

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Summary of Duties:

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in Pullman, WA is seeking an outstanding academic instructor to fill a full-time, permanent 12-month career track faculty position with an emphasis in comparative and clinical domestic animal anatomy instruction at the rank of Scholarly Assistant Professor.

Duties: Instructional duties will include participation in team-taught small and large animal anatomy courses for professional DVM students as well as development and delivery of a domestic animal anatomy course for undergraduate students. Additional duties will depend on the interests and experience of the successful candidate and could include (but are not limited to) participation in other professional program coursework, participation in active College programs focused on excellence in teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning, or a collaborative role in departmental research programs.

This position is funded 83.33% by permanent funds. Employee is encouraged to identify other sources of funding to bring up salary to the full amount at 100% effort.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will be encouraged to engage with a vibrant community of faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine who are focused on pedagogy and improvements in teaching and learning. Washington State University is located in a region having a high quality of life for those who enjoy the outdoors, the arts, and the collegiality of diverse neighbors.
University Overview
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
The City
Pullman is one of the biggest little cities you’ll ever visit. Full of cosmopolitan amenities and down-home charm, this eastern Washington gem nestled in the Palouse, is also home to the flagship campus for Washington State University. The city has repeatedly been recognized as one of Washington’s safest cities, one of America’s safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults. Whether you’re looking to go to school or relocating to the area, Pullman offers a diverse community committed to inclusion, sustainability, and a high quality of life. Pullman is a dynamic hub for higher education, research, and culture. Pullman is part of the Knowledge Corridor that connects WSU to the University of Idaho in Moscow eight miles to the east and Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city, 75 miles to the north. Just a short drive away excellent outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant as well including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating.
Benefits Overview
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:

Applicants must have one of the following earned degrees: DVM, PhD, or equivalent degree in relevant scientific area by the time of hire.

The successful applicant must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a diverse population of colleagues and students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates holding a DVM and candidates with at least two years (four semesters) of experience teaching gross anatomy in a professional DVM program.

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Type of Recruitment:

Open Recruitment

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Open Until Filled (overrides close field) :


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin on September 8, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
1) a curriculum vita;
2) a cover letter;
3) a one (1) page description of teaching experience and philosophy (upload as teaching statement); and
4) the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references.

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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