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Assistant or Associate Professor

Job description

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-30
Req: R-774


270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor

Additional Titles:

280-NN - Associate Professor


Employee Type:


Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The School of Molecular Biosciences seeks a full-time (12 month) continuous tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position is defined as approximately 65% research, 25% formal teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses, and 10% service. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and/or maintain a productive, extramurally funded research program in a discipline that complements existing research programs in the School of Molecular Biosciences. Candidates with a research emphasis in chromosome biology and DNA repair, animal reproduction and development, and bacterial, viral, and archaea biology and pathogenesis are especially encouraged to apply. As a faculty member, the successful candidate will be expected to establish productive collaborations with current WSU researchers, be actively involved in the school’s undergraduate and graduate education programs and participate in academic service activities.

Tenure Track (Faculty only): Yes

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 100%

Position Term in months: 12

Required Qualifications:

An earned doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Biomedical Sciences or a related field is required. At the Assistant Professor level, a minimum of two years of productive post-doctoral research experience is required. At the Associate Professor level, demonstration of a successful research program supported by extramural funding is required. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to conduct hypothesis-based research and publish high-quality papers in top-tier journals; a track record of, or strong potential for, attracting extramural funding, and history or interest in contributing to high- quality undergraduate and graduate education. The School of Molecular Biosciences seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

The applicant’s research area must be compatible with or complementary to a current research focus in the School of Molecular Biosciences, see the following link for an overview of current research: https://smb.wsu.edu/research.


Washington State University's School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB) became an academic unit within the College of Veterinary Medicine on July 1, 2010. Formerly part of the WSU College of Sciences, SMB receives the highest level of funding from the National Institutes of Health within the WSU system. SMB faculty explore the cellular, molecular, and biochemical basis of essential life processes. The school takespride in fostering an environment that supports collaboration, creativity, productivity, and personal and professional growth. To learn more about the School of Molecular Biosciences, please visit:

Additional Information:

Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164-752

College: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: School of Molecular Biosciences

Department Link: smb.wsu.edu

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date: For full consideration during the initial application review, electronic applications must be received by May 31, 2021.
Application Instructions: Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, diversity statement, and a list of three references including name, title, organization, phone number, and email address.

The application letter should indicate the applicant’s short- and long-term goals and outline qualifications for the position, including research interests and accomplishments. The diversity statement should address communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to demonstrate effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues.

For questions or confidential expressions of interest please contact Laurilee Kramer at lkramer@.wsu.edu.

Required Documents:

1. Application letter

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Statement of research interests

4. Diversity statement

5. Contact information for three (3) references

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

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

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 hrs@wsu.edu.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time