Job Details

Title:

161-NN - Scholarly Assistant Professor - Career

Business Title:

Assistant Professor

Additional Titles:

Location:

WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:

The Assistant Professor will teach lecture and/or laboratory courses in the School of Molecular Biosciences face to face and online (e.g., microbiology, genetics, and cell biology, biochemistry, science communication. Contribute to one or more of the School's scholarship areas through undergraduate teaching, research or creative activity, educational leadership, advising, or grant seeking in the disciplinary-based education research.

The School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB) boasts three undergraduate degree programs in the molecular biosciences (biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, and microbiology), five minors, and a fast-track undergraduate to doctorate program (https://smb.wsu.edu/academic-training/undergraduate-studies/stars-program). The School takes pride in its use of high-impact teaching practices to foster an inclusive educational environment focused on the personal and professional growth of all students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, biology education research, or closely related field.

  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses in the molecular life sciences.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity in undergraduate STEM.

  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively and work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses online.

  • Experience mentoring undergraduate or graduate teaching assistants.

  • Familiarity with literature on undergraduate teaching and learning.

  • Demonstrated expertise in discipline-based education research.

  • Experience coordinating laboratory courses.

UNIVERSITY:

Washington State University, a member of the Pac-12 Conference, is among the 95 research universities nationwide with a Carnegie classification of “very high research activity.” With the main campus in Pullman, Wash., WSU is a land-grant institution with several co-located campuses and an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. The University is one of the largest residential universities in the Northwest and Pullman offers a safe, friendly, small-town living environment. WSU has 105 undergraduate programs and more than 70 Masters and 46 Doctoral programs offered through ten colleges and the Graduate School. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons the age of 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and has faculty-friendly policies.

AREA:

Washington State University’s Pullman campus is situated in the rich agricultural area known as the Palouse, in eastern Washington. Pullman has a strong school system and a reputation as 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 5.5 hours from Seattle. The Pullman environs offers 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.

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department Name: School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB)
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA, 99163
Department Link: SMB Homepage (wsu.edu)

College of Veterinary Medicine | Washington State University (wsu.edu)
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
FTE: 75%
Tenure Track: No
This is a temporary position.
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on June 30, 2026. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Screening Begin Date: This position has been reposted. Application received by September 15, 2022 will be considered in the initial review process. Applications will continued to be accepted after the initial screening date.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions:

Questions regarding the position or confidential expression of interest can be address addressed to Dr. Erika Offerdahl (erika.offerdahl@wsu.edu), the search committee chair, or Laurilee Kramer, Administrative Manager, at lkramer@.wsu.edu.

Electronic application submitted through www.wsu.edu/jobs include the document listed below.

Required Documents:

For full consideration applicants must provide the following:

  • Application letter (2-page limit). Application letter should indicate the applicant’s short- and long-term goals and outline qualifications for the position.

  • Curriculum vitae.

  • Teaching statement (2-page limit). The statement should reflect the applicant’s beliefs about the teaching and learning process and include concrete examples of how these beliefs are enacted.

  • Diversity statement (2-page limit). The statement should elucidate the applicant’s professional skills, experiences and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university’s emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts.

  • List of three references including name, title, organization, phone number, and email address.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

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.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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