Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Epidemiology of Zoonotic Infectious Disease
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 052772
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: 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 epidemiology of zoonotic infectious diseases and/or diseases and conditions that are linked with global poverty and constrain human opportunity.
The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively and collaborate in the epidemiologic aspects of ongoing national and international projects, and to develop new research opportunities within the scope of the Allen School mission.
The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with faculty to further develop the quantitative epidemiology emphasis in the School's graduate program.
Rank will be at the level of Assistant, Associate or full Professor; position may be tenured or tenure-track depending on qualifications.
Scholarly activity (approximately 85%): 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 is 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.
University Service, Professional and Graduate Education (approximately 15%): The faculty member will actively engage in the education 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 contribute to teaching epidemiology and to serve as a major professor and member of trainee committees. The candidate is expected to be an active participant in Allen School, College and University academic governance, including committee assignments, as well as active service to the academic community as a whole.
Required Qualifications: A earned doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, DVM, MD or equivalent) in Epidemiology, Disease Ecology, Biostatistics, Public Health or related field is required by the time of hire , along with a minimum of 12 months post-doctoral research experience in epidemiology and evidence of research publication as a first or co-author in peer reviewed journals. Appointments at the Associate and Full Professor level require a strong and consistent record of both scholarship and extramural funding.
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. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
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 Carne...gie 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 Community 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.