| TITLE: - 9-month, full-time, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor eligible for tenure at the time of hire |
LOCATION: - Washington State University—Pullman, Washington
SALARY: - Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
START: - July 1, 2017; negotiable
THE OPPORTUNITY: Washington State University (WSU) recently launched the Functional Genomics Initiative (FGI) to address the University's research Grand Challenge themes focused on sustainable resources for food production and sustaining health for people and animals. Through the FGI, WSU intends to hire eight new faculty members and two research core directors to build intellectual capacity in molecular and cellular biology and to address societal and ethical issues in biotechnology. Using gene editing and advanced reproductive methodologies, we seek to identify and functionally validate the genetic basis of desired traits, particularly in livestock. The long-term intent will be to enhance livestock productivity in the future as global demand for food and environmental awareness increase. WSU is assembling a cohesive cluster of cross-disciplinary investigators to build intellectual capacity in molecular and cellular biology, address societal and ethical issues in biotechnology and establish state-of-the-art research cores in gene editing and animal husbandry. WSU participants in the FGI include the Department of Animal Sciences; the Center for Reproductive Biology; the School of Molecular Biosciences; the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology; the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs and WSU Extension.
The Department of Animal Sciences seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in female reproductive physiology to join the FGI group as early as July 2017. Applicants with gene-editing expertise at the whole animal level, particularly CRISPR/Cas9 in livestock, and a research program centered on livestock preimplantation embryo development or some aspect of female reproductive physiology will be given priority consideration. The successful candidate must have demonstrated successful engagement in and commitment to the recruitment, retention, development, and enrichment of a diverse faculty, staff and student community.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties will include maintaining a strong, externally funded research program based on a strong individual program. This includes collaborative relationships with other FGI members and relevant faculty. The faculty member will be expected to teach and may include responsibility for undergraduate and/or graduate courses on topics central to the Animal Sciences education mission; and participating in service at the department, college and university levels.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Screening of applications will begin May 1, 2017, open until filled. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, should be submitted electronically via https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/31383 . The candidate should provide contact information for 3 individuals who will be contacted electronically to submit a recommendation letter. Salary will be commensurate with experience. For more information, or to express interest, please contact Dr. Kristen Johnson, Professor and Interim Chair Department of Animal Sciences; email@example.com; 509-335-4131. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see http://www.excelinse.wsu.edu/.) WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Washington State University 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.