Assistant/Associate/Full Professor(s) Functional Genomics Initiative

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Commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits included.
December 07 2018
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Full Time
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Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, WA is seeking to recruit an outstanding cohort of scientists to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the areas of reproductive biology, stem cell biology, developmental/growth biology, and disease resistance. The successful cohort will collaborate with each other and existing faculty to build our multimillion dollar Functional Genomics Initiative in order to establish WSU as a leader in the application of genome editing of animals for the advancement of biomedical research and improvement of animal agriculture. The tenure home of successful candidates will be either in the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB) or the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP) in the College of Veterinary Medicine, or the Department of Animal Sciences (AS) in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Science. The successful candidates will have research space in state-of-the-art buildings specifically designed and equipped for biological research. Candidates with ongoing or future commitment to application of gene editing technologies with animals and an interest in large animal models are especially encouraged to apply.

Duties will include maintaining a strong, externally funded research program, teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses, and participating in service at the school/department, college, and/or university level.

Job requirements include a PhD or equivalent degree in biosciences or closely related field and a minimum of two years of post-doctoral training or equivalent in basic science, veterinary medicine, medicine, or a related discipline. Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must demonstrate potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program and applicants for Associate or Full Professor must have an active extramurally-funded research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/international recognition. The successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment and relevant ability to successfully advocate diversity and values of diversity.

For additional information and to apply, please visit  This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.  Applicants are required to submit an electronic applications a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references.  Three (3) letters of recommendation are required.  Letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provided through the WSU online application system. 

 The review of applications will begin January 7, 2019, and the positions will remain open until filled. Start date is negotiable and salary will be commensurate with experience. Direct questions to Dr. Jon Oatley, SMB, (, Dr. Robert Mealey, VMP (, or Dr. Kristen Johnson, AS, (

Washington State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal  Opportunity Employer.