The Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University in Pullman, WA invites applications for a permanent full-time tenure-track 12-month academic appointment position as Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of emerging infectious diseases of wildlife with emphasis on Elk Hoof Disease
Requirements: A PhD degree in biomedical science or related field is required. Evidence of an established, extramurally funded research program, a record of successful collaboration and proven track record of graduate education are preferred. A proven track record in wildlife disease research and ecosystems and experience in outreach communication to the general public is also preferred.
Duties: The position is defined as approximately 75 percent research/graduate education and 25 percent outreach. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a productive research program on elk hoof disease and related research in the areas of infectious disease at the livestock-wildlife-human interface. A significant part of the new program is outreach, communicating research findings to the general public and working collaboratively with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Washington State Department of Agriculture, Native American tribes and other national and international agencies that can lend expertise and field activities to develop solutions. Candidates with a research emphasis on wildlife epidemiology and ecology, infectious hoof diseases of livestock and/or wildlife, or other diseases affecting the domestic livestock-wildlife-human interface, including experience in outreach communication to the general public are especially encouraged to apply.
Application: Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, name of three referees, and a summary statement describing research plans will need to be submitted at www.wsujobs.com/postings/35236, where a more detailed notice of vacancy is available. The application letter should indicate the applicant’s short and long-term goals and outline his/her qualifications for the position, including research interests and accomplishments. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.