Assistant/Associate Professor - Veterinary Medicine Extension

Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Veterinary Medicine
Organization Type
270-NN - Assistant Professor*Business Title:*
Assistant/Associate Professor - Veterinary Medicine Extension*Additional Titles:*
280-NN - Associate Professor*Location:*
Faculty*Job Family:*
Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible*Position Details:*
*COVID-19 Vaccine Information*:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at []( Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
*Position Description:*
This is a permanent, 12-month, full-time faculty position in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Pullman, WA. The position is tenure-track at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Considerations regarding rank will be determined based on the interests and qualifications of the candidate, as well as experience and outcomes related to extension, scholarly and teaching activity.
*Summary of Duties:*
The *Assistant Professor *will actively engage in outreach and collaboration with agricultural animal producers and employees, industry stakeholders, government representatives, veterinary practitioners, and the statewide network of Extension educators. An important element of this position is programmatic development integrating research endeavors with outreach activities and outcome and impact assessments. Extension programs intersecting with the faculty member's research will support on-going collaborative agricultural animal health research in the CVM and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). Outreach and associated assessments may be based on small and large group meetings throughout the region, on-farm programs, and development of new outreach media. The successful applicant will serve as an important liaison between agricultural animal industries and food animal veterinary professionals.
The faculty member will actively engage in scholarly pursuits in collaboration with other faculty in the CVM and CAHNRS, focusing on agricultural animal health research and field disease investigation. These pursuits include participation as a lead and collaborative scientist on projects within the priority areas intersecting food animal production, food systems, and society. These areas may include but are not restricted to safe food, antimicrobial resistance, food system assessments, and animal health and well-being. Extramural support is expected to be obtained for applied, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary research, preferably at the population level and in support of Extension programs. Engagement of professional and graduate students in research activities is anticipated as well. Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must demonstrate potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants for Associate Professor must have an active extramurally-funded research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications and national recognition.
The faculty member will actively engage in the education and training mission of VCS and the CVM. This encompasses clinical instruction in the professional DVM program, graduate student training, and potential for instruction in the undergraduate curriculum. These activities are expected to be shared assignments and the level of involvement in these activities will depend on the instructional needs of the college.
The faculty member will be expected to be active in the academic service arena, including but not limited to participation in service activities at the Departmental, College, University, discipline and national levels. This could include service such as search committees, task forces, college or university committee service, manuscript and grant review, peer review of teaching, and conference development.
*The Program: *Since 2007, the Veterinary Medicine Extension ([]( program has developed connections across the university and throughout Washington State with industry, producers, veterinarians, and students. Educational activities with a statewide or regional focus have included beef quality assurance, infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis, cattle respiratory disease, weak calf syndrome, calf health management, swine and small ruminant parasite control, biosecurity, and antimicrobial stewardship and residue avoidance. Outreach outcomes are centered on the delivery of practical programs to constituent animal agriculture groups, online resources, courses, publication of peer-reviewed articles on applied research, and distribution of a quarterly newsletter to veterinarians, producers, Extension educators, 4-H participants, and industry stakeholders.
*Tenure Track:* Yes
*Monthly Salary:* Commensurate with qualification and experience.
*Position Term in months: *12

*Required Qualifications:*

* D.V.M. or equivalent degree and earned Ph.D. in population health, epidemiology or related field are required by the appointment start date.

*Preferred Qualifications:*

* Strong background in agricultural animal health with an emphasis on population health of production agricultural animals.

* Demonstrated experience communicating with veterinary practitioners and agricultural animal owners.

* A record of scholarship commensurate with rank.

Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must demonstrate potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants for Associate Professor must have an active extramurally-funded research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/international recognition.
*Additional Information:*
*Temporary/Permanent: *Permanent
*City, State, Zip: *Pullman, WA 99164
*Area/College: *College of Veterinary Medicine
*Department Name: *Veterinary Clinical Sciences
*Department Link: *[](
*Background Check: *This position has not been designated by the department to require a background check.

*Screening Date: *Applications received by May 23, 2022 will be considered in the initial review process. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial screening date.
Applicants are required to submit an electronic application through []( including a 1) cover letter summarizing the candidate's qualifications and desired faculty rank 2) curriculum vitae; 3) summary statement of Extension interests, goals, and programmatic vision; 4) summary statement of research interests and goals; 5) statement (one page) describing contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and 6) contact information for three professional references including name, title, organization, phone number and email address.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Craig McConnel, Chair of the Search Committee, by email ([](, or by telephone (509-335-0766).
*Required Documents: *
1) Cover letter summarizing candidate's qualifications and commitment/contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Summary of Extension interests and goals
4) Summary of research interests and goals
5) Contact information for three (3) professional references including name, title, organization, phone number and email address.
*Time Type:*
Full time*Position Term:*
12 MonthWASHINGTON 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.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU 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 [](

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