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Employer: Washington State University
Located in: Pullman, Washington
Degree Required: PhD
|College/Area||College of Veterinary Medicine|
|Hiring Unit||Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health|
|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.
The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health is a dynamic interdisciplinary research unit with faculty based in Washington State, Kenya and Tanzania. Allen School research programs are based on the fundamental understanding that human and animal health is inextricably linked. In some instances the connection is obvious, as is the case for zoonotic diseases where disease-causing agents are transmitted directly from animals to people. Other connections may be less obvious; for example when household nutrition or income is negatively affected by livestock diseases that impact weight gain, milk or egg production. This linkage between animal and human health exists throughout the world, yet the impact is most significant in low-resource populations.
At The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health we recognize that there are significant opportunities to dramatically improve human health disparities through strategies and interventions that improve animal health. Visit our website (http://www.globalhealth.wsu.edu ) to learn more about our faculty (http://www.globalhealth.wsu.edu/team/faculty ) and ongoing national and international research (http://www.globalhealth.wsu.edu/research )
View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.
|Anticipated Start Date|
|Position Term in Months||12|
|Monthly Salary||Commensurate with qualifications and experience|
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.
Preferred qualifications include a record of applying epidemiological principles to the study of zoonotic diseases, as well as work and travel experience in low and middle income countries. A successful record of teaching at the graduate and/or professional medical levels, strong record for both publication and extramural funding, and success in interdisciplinary collaborative programs is strongly desired. The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Allen School seek qualified candidates who can make contributions to the diversity and excellence of the university community through teaching, research and service.
Posted on 04/22/2019
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