Assistant or Associate Professor

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

ID: 7179622
Posted: September 15, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary of Duties:

The School of Biological Sciences (SBS), within the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, invites applications from emerging scholars to join our community for potentially two (2) permanent, full-time, nine-month (academic year), tenure-track faculty positions in integrative biology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. SBS is committed to supporting faculty as they begin and grow their careers at WSU. The successful candidate’s research should address fundamental questions in organism-environment interactions by combining investigation at multiple levels of organization and/or using multiple approaches from more than one sub-discipline, possibly including (but not limited to) biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, comparative or functional genomics, biophysics, ecophysiology or systems/organismal physiology, ecology, behavior, or evolution (experimental or observational/comparative evolution). We are also interested in candidates who combine such approaches with sophisticated quantitative/computational methods, such as bioinformatics, machine learning, network theory, structured equation modeling, or dynamic systems modeling. The successful candidate is expected to perform hypothesis-driven research that complements current research in SBS, which spans biological scales from biomolecules to organisms to biomes. The successful candidate’s research program will have the potential to stimulate new collaborations with scientists within SBS or one of many colleges within WSU. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.

Job Duties and Responsibilities for all ranks:

Develop and maintain an active research program in integrative biology, pursuing research questions that examine organism-environment interactions in any study system.

Develop and maintain hypothesis-driven research program using integrative experimental, theoretical, and/or analytical tools, with support from extramural funding sources.

Recruit and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in biology.

Participate in service at the department, college, and/or university level.

Advance SBS and WSU efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion among the faculty, staff and students in research, teaching, and community outreach.

The workload for this position is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service.

Required Qualifications for All Candidates:

Earned PhD in biology or related discipline and 6 months of postdoctoral research experience prior to the anticipated start date.

Record of research accomplishment in integrative biology.

Effective communication skills with both students and colleagues.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other scientists.

Demonstrated record of or potential for commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access efforts.

Additional Required qualifications for candidates for Assistant Professor rank:

Record indicating past teaching effectiveness or the potential to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biology.

Established record of peer-reviewed publications.

Additional Required Qualifications for candidates for Associate Professor rank:

Record of accomplishments in teaching, research and service commensurate with school, college, and university standards for tenure at the level of associate professor.