Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases

Washington State
A competitive salary and generous start-up package will be offered.
February 18 2021
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The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor scientist who uses approaches appropriate to the study of pathogens and pathogen-host interactions  The position is 85% research, 10% formal teaching in graduate education and 5% service to the Department, College, the University and the profession. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. 

Faculty in the department are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in research on pathogens that cause significant disease in animals and humans, including those with potential for transmission at the human-animal interface. Additionally, close partnerships with scientists in the USDA-Agricultural Research Service unit housed within the department and scientists in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health offer numerous opportunities for collaborative research programs. We seek an individual using innovative  technologies to study pathogens that pose a significant health risk to animals and humans. Areas of emphasis include immunology, parasitology, virology, and vector-borne diseases that complement and extend current research programs.  Please visit for more information about faculty and research programs. 

This position includes a competitive institutional salary and generous start-up package.  

Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in a biomedical discipline or a related field, a minimum two years productive postdoctoral research experience, and evidence of the potential to establish an independent competitive research program. 

Review of applications will begin 1 March 2021.  For more information and to submit an online application please visit  

The online application will need to include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a diversity statement addressing communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues and contact information for three references.  The application letter must indicate short- and long-term goals, and outline qualifications for the position.  For questions or confidential expressions of interest, please contact Sue Zumwalt at

WSU is an EEO/AA employer.  Protected group members are encouraged to apply.  For more information and a complete job description go to :

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