Title: 164-NN - Clinical Assistant Professor - Career
Business Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Additional Titles: 165-NN - Clinical Associate Professor - Career
Location: WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Description of Position:
The Washington State University (WSU) Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP) and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL)in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is inviting applicants to fulfill a faculty position opening in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology. This is a full-time career track (clinical track) position, and the successful applicant will join a dedicated team focused on clinical service, clinical teaching, and scholarship.
Summary of Duties:
The position is defined as approximately 80% Service/Outreach/Teaching, 15% Scholarly Activity and 5% Academic Service with final effort distribution negotiable at the time of hire.
The successful applicant will join nine ACVP boarded pathologists along with thirteen anatomic pathology and microbiology residents in a new, state-of-the-art 60,000 sq. ft. veterinary medical diagnostic laboratory providing diagnostic service to the veterinarians and agriculture producers of Washington state, and to clients in our veterinary teaching hospital, in conjunction with clinical training of veterinary students and residents. WADDL is an AAVLD accredited full service veterinary diagnostic laboratory having a case load that spans domestic species, wildlife, and aquaculture with an emphasis on infectious disease. The faculty environment in VMP and WADDL is collegial, highly supportive and includes productive interactions with an ACVM boarded microbiologist, a boarded parasitologist, a boarded toxicologist, state regulatory and public health veterinarians, and infectious disease researchers. The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine is situated in Pullman which boasts one of the best school districts in Washington while being in the heart of the Palouse region close to numerous outdoor activities and the wine country of Washington.
The successful applicant will provide diagnostic service in necropsy and histopathology (including immunohistochemistry) to WADDL and clinical teaching of 4th year veterinary medical students and anatomic pathology residents. Effort will also be directed to scholarly activity and academic service with an expectation for creative publication that is synergistic with VMP and WADDL's clinical, teaching and research missions. There is opportunity for leadership of pathology focused sections within WADDL if desired.
A doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree and satisfactory completion of a post-DVM anatomic pathology residency training program are required. Diplomate status or board eligibility with the intention to complete the board examination in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists is expected. An advanced degree (MS or PhD) in a discipline related to infectious disease, diagnostic pathology, or similar field is preferred.
Demonstrated abilities for the position include, 1) effective communication with clients, clinicians, and practitioners, 2) experience interpreting and incorporating pathological findings and ancillary laboratory test results into final diagnoses and case summaries with recommendations to clients, including regulatory veterinarians, based on those results, 3) the ability to communicate effectively with DVM and post-DVM students in a classroom or small group environment, 4) a record of peer-reviewed publications and 5) experience in areas that align with the diagnostic strengths of WADDL and VMP are preferred including infectious diseases, wildlife, and aquatic animals.
This position functions in the role of public veterinary medical practice which has been identified as veterinary shortage situation in the National Veterinary Medical Service Act (NVMSA). Veterinarians recruited into this position may be eligible for the NIFA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) providing up to $25,000 each year towards qualified educational loans for three years.
Applications received by October 31, 2022 will be considered in the initial review process. Applicants are required to submit an electronic application through www.hrs.wsu.edu/jobs including a cover letter summarizing the candidate's qualifications; curriculum vitae; summary statement of diagnostic interests and goals; statement of clinical teaching interests and goals; statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information including email address and phone number for three professional references. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Chrissy Eckstrand, Chair of the Search Committee, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (509) 335-9696.
The WSU CVM is organized into five departments/schools, including VCS, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP), Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN), the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB), and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health, each dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service (http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu).
The Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology's mission is 'to enhance animal and public health through teaching veterinary and graduate students, training veterinary pathology and microbiology residents, and conducting biomedical research in infectious diseases and immunology'. The department takes pride in what we believe is an environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, personal and professional growth, and productivity. Although few faculty members are intensively involved in all three traditional missions of teaching, research, and service, we value and seek excellence in each.
The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory is an American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) accredited full-service unit integrated within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. The WADDL's mission is to provide accurate, state-of-the-art, timely, and cost-effective diagnostic services, consultation, disease surveillance and outreach to safeguard animal health, the food supply, and public health. Further, WADDL contributes to the University and College of Veterinary Medicine through discovery, scholarly activity, and education. The WADDL is a USDA-APHIS National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) Tier I Laboratory and is in the FDA Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network for investigation of food safety. The sections of WADDL include aquatic health, bacteriology, histopathology/ immunohistochemistry, immunodiagnostics (including serology, virology and BSE testing), molecular diagnostics, necropsy, and parasitology along with a branch laboratory in Puyallup, WA focused on avian health and food safety.
Washington State University is a PAC-12 school and a land-grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students on the Pullman campus and 30,000 students system-wide. There are eleven colleges offering 63 doctoral degree programs along with four professional degree programs (veterinary medicine, medicine, pharmacy, and business). The University of Idaho, also a land-grant university, is in Moscow, Idaho, 8 miles from the Pullman campus. These communities offer a friendly, small-town living environment and access to a rich assortment of cultural, recreational, and athletic attractions. Pullman has a four-season climate, clean air, good schools, affordable homes, and a low crime rate. Pullman (population 34,000) is about 75 miles south of Spokane, Washington, and lies close to recreational areas in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit: http://www.pullmanchamber.com. The university's web page, www.wsu.edu, offers additional information about WSU and the surrounding area.
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
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Area/College: College of Veterinary Medicine Department Name: Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164 Department Link:Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology | College of Veterinary Medicine | Washington State University (wsu.edu) ; WADDL Home (wsu.edu) Monthly Salary: Commensurate upon qualifications and experience. FTE: 100% Tenure Track: No The position will be permanent after a successful Third Year Review. Screening Begin Date: This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin October 31, 2022. Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Application Instructions: Applicants are required to submit an online application through www.wsujobs.com including a cover letter summarizing the candidate's qualifications, curriculum vitae; summary statement of diagnostic interests and goals; statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information including email address and phone number for three professional references. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Chrissy Eckstrand, Chair of the Search Committee, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone (509) 335-9696.
Cover letter summarizing candidate's qualifications.
Summary statement of clinical teaching interests and goals.
Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Contact information, including e-mail addresses and phone numbers, for three professional references.
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.
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Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its C...ommunity Engagement Classification.WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.