Faculty Recruiting

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington State
Dependent upon qualifications
September 12 2019
Organization Type
Job Type

Faculty Recruiting

Open-rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN) at Washington State University in Pullman, WA is seeking two outstanding academic scientists to fill full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. The positions are permanent, 75% state-funded, 12-month appoint­ments.

Ideal candidates are expected to develop and maintain innovative, extramurally funded research pro­grams in neuroscience that complement and enhance current faculty scholarship in food intake/energy homeo­stasis, drug addiction, sensory biology, circadian rhythms/sleep, synaptic plasticity, neurodegenerative disease, or biophysics (additional details at: https://ipn.vetmed.wsu.edu/research). Preference for one position will be a scientist with strengths in molecular/cellular approaches, and preference for the other position will be a scien­tist with strengths in circuit/systems level approaches.

Requirements: Applicants must have one of the following degrees: a PhD in neuroscience or similar biological/biomedical field, and/or an MD, DVM, or equivalent professional degree. Applicants for a position at associate/full professor rank must have an established extramurally funded indepen­dent research program, and a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/inter­national recog­nition commensurate with position rank. Applicants for a position at assistant professor rank should demon­strate potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program (peer-reviewed publi­cations and developed research agenda). Minimum of two years of research experience after doctoral degree. 

Duties: Maintain an externally funded research program capable of supporting graduate students and/or post-doctoral trainees. Classroom teaching duties will include instruction in academic programs suppor­ted by IPN (undergraduate neuroscience, graduate neuroscience, and/or professional veterinary pro­gram). Must be able to communicate effectively and work in a highly collegial and colla­borative en­viron­ment with a diverse population of colleagues and students.

Environment: Washington State University has a vibrant neuroscience community and is located in a region having a high quality of life for those who enjoy the outdoors, the arts, and the collegiality of diverse neighbors. Generous start-up packages will be provided. Labora­tory space is available in a modern research building designed for neuroscience research containing numerous shared resources.

Salary and rank: Dependent upon qualifications.

Timeline: Screening of applications will begin November 4, 2019. The application must include the following: a cover letter which states desired rank for consideration, curriculum vita, description of teaching exper­ience and philosophy (1 page), summary of research interests and goals (up to 3 pages), and names and contact informa­tion (including email addresses) for three references. 

Submit applications online at: https://hrs.wsu.edu/  Select specific position you are applying for under Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience. Positions are Molecular/Cellular Neuro­science or Circuit/Systems Neuroscience.  If applying for both, complete both applications.  Direct questions to kinslow@wsu.edu.  WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (advance.wsu.edu).