Washington State University Health Sciences and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine invite applications for an Associate Professor, a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position located in Spokane, WA. The faculty member’s primary responsibility will be to conduct a collaborative, extramurally funded program of research within the portfolio of the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH).
IREACH includes a multidisciplinary faculty who conduct extramurally funded research in the areas of Native Health, Behavioral Health and Addictions, and Twin Studies. More about the work of IREACH can be found on their home page (https://spokane.wsu.edu/extra/2015/12/22/introducing-ireach/).
The majority of the successful candidate’s time, up to 90%, will be focused on extramural research. Academic service (5%) and teaching in the form of mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (5%) will make up the remaining effort.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have an existing extramurally funded program of research in one of the following areas:
•Native American health
•Intersection of agriculture and health
•Behavioral health/addictions in underserved populations, including populations listed above
•Technology to improve health in underserved populations
•Social determinants of health
•Environmental health in underserved populations
The expectation is that the successful candidate will plan, obtain funding, and conduct research broadly related to one of the above areas. Publication in peer reviewed journals, presentation at professional societies, and engagement with relevant community groups is expected. Mentor graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Participate in college and university committees and contribute to IREACH service activities.
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.
Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, scheduled to welcome its charter class in August 2017. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University.
Spokane is a major healthcare hub and the largest along the northern corridor of the United States between Minneapolis and Seattle. It offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care in all fields of medicine, and boasts four major hospitals, including Providence Health’s 644-bed Sacred Heart Medical Center. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.
Competitive benefits available hrs.wsu.edu/benefits