Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Zoonotic Infectious Disease Research

The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health (Allen School) at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking to fill a permanent full-time faculty position with research emphasis that addresses the biology of, or host response to zoonotic infectious diseases. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an innovative, productive, and extramurally funded laboratory and/or field-based research program that addresses zoonotic infectious diseases. Preference will be given to candidates with research programs that complement and extend the expertise of current US and Africa based Allen School faculty, inclined to research in zoonotic viral pathogens and immunity.

Summary of Duties:

Scholarly activity (approximately 90%): The faculty member will actively engage in and lead scholarly pursuits in association with the global health activities of the Allen School and its university, national, and international partners. This will include participation as a lead and collaborating scientist in the research and development projects of the Allen School in the high priority area of zoonotic diseases. The successful candidate will be expected to participate as both a principal and co-investigator on extramurally funded research programs. Depending on the candidate’s focus, significant international travel may be involved.

Professional and Graduate Education (approximately 10%): The faculty member will actively engage in the education, teaching and training mission of the Allen School, which encompasses professional, graduate and post-doctoral education, and short-term training for collaborative partners. The successful candidate is expected to serve as a major professor and member of trainee committees.

Required Qualifications:

A doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, DVM, MD or equivalent) in the field of biomedical sciences or a related discipline earned by the time of hire is required, with a minimum of two years (24 months) post-doctoral research experience. Appointments at the Associate and Full Professor level require a strong consistent record of accomplishments in both scholarship and obtaining extramural funding and demonstrated potential to become an outstanding scholar and educator.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include a record of zoonotic disease research excellence and productivity indicated by publications in peer reviewed journals. A successful record of teaching at the graduate and/or professional medical levels, strong record for both publication and extramural funding, and success in working in interdisciplinary collaborative programs is desired. The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Allen School seek qualified candidates who can make contributions to the diversity and excellence of the university community through teaching, research and service.

Special instructions to applicants:

  • Review of applications will begin February 15, 2019. The starting date for the successful candidate will be negotiable.
  • Applicants must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, contact information for at least three (3) professional references with the online application, publication, and research statement.
  • Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets the required qualifications and additional requirements.
  • If you are interested in this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Viveka Vadyvaloo ( for more information.

Tenure Track: Yes

Full time: Yes

Appointment Status: Permanent

Position term in months: 12

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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