The Washington State University (WSU) Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital seek to fill two positions which will expand Neurology and Neurosurgery Services at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Both are full-time, 12-month appointments. The tenure track position will have an emphasis on independent scholarship/research and is a permanent position. The clinical track position will place predominant emphasis on clinical service and collaborative scholarship/research and is a 12-month, renewable position. The positions will join a team whose primary mission will be clinical teaching, clinical service and scholarship. The positions would be filled ideally by September 1, 2019.
Diagnostic capabilities of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital include in-house magnetic resonance imaging (MR), computed tomography (CT), and electrodiagnostic equipment. Our surgical facility is equipped with a full range of neurosurgical equipment including an operating microscope, a stereotactic brain biopsy system, and a Nico Myraid for tumor resection. WSU is also recognized nationally and internationally for transsphenoidal hypophysecotmy and currently has an active Pituitary Surgical Team and research program. The physical rehabilitation facility is equipped with an underwater treadmill, electric muscle stimulator and therapeutic ultrasound and is under the supervision of a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Successful applicants for both positions will have responsibility for participation in clinical service; clinical, laboratory, and didactic (classroom) teaching of professional veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students; will provide health care and service to patients of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; will advise and consult with referring veterinarians and clients; will develop a creative, independent and/or collaborative, basic science or clinically-oriented research program in Neurology and Neurosurgery; will be in direct support of a neurology residency program; and will provide leadership in directing research projects for residents and graduate students. Successful applicants must be able to communicate effectively, work collegially, and collaborate with diverse internal and external constituencies.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications begins December 10, 2018 and continues until the positions are filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants are required to submit electronic application including; 1) cover letter which summarizes candidate’s qualifications and preference of position rank; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) summary of teaching interests and goals; 4) summary of research interests and goals; and 5) the contact information for three (3) professional references. Apply at, www.wsujobs.com. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Annie Chen-Allen, Chair of the Search Committee, by email (avchen@.wsu.edu) or by telephone (509) 335-0821.
AREA OVERVIEW: The mission of VCS is to serve the community through education and through generation and dissemination of new information, for the benefit of animal and human health and well-being. The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/, is organized into five departments, including VCS, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP), Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN), the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB), and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health each dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. The CVM and VCS faculty have research strengths in infectious diseases, pain management, and neuroscience. A core clinical research group in pharmacogenomics has been recently identified as a research focus within VCS with the strategic plan to expand this into a generalized clinical focus in individualized medicine. This will provide diverse research opportunities for the applicant interested in genetic relationships to disease.
Washington State University is a PAC-12 school and a land-grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students on its Pullman campus and another 10,000 students statewide. The University of Idaho, also a land-grant university, is located in Moscow, Idaho, 8 miles from the Pullman campus. These communities offer a friendly, small-town living environment and access to a rich assortment of cultural, recreational and athletic attractions. Pullman (population 34,000) has a four-season climate, clean air, good schools, affordable homes, and a low crime rate. Pullman is about 75 miles south of Spokane, Washington, and lies close to recreational areas in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit: http://www.pullmanchamber.com. The university’s web page, www.wsu.edu, offers additional information about WSU and the surrounding area.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER.
QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or a related foreign equivalent degree (such as a BVSc), and be board-eligible by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) (ACVIM) or certified before date of hire.
Preferred qualifications include board certification in ACVIM (Neurology), European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in an area related to Veterinary Science, possess a record of scholarly productivity and evidence of accomplishments that demonstrates the potential to become an outstanding scholar and educator.
About Washington State University-College of Vet Med
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is one of five departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The departmental mission is “to educate, serve, and generate new information for the benefit of animal and human health and well-being.” Although individual faculty may not be involved in all of the traditional areas of teaching, research, service, and outreach, we value and seek excellence in all four across the department.
UNIVERSITY: Washington State University is a land grant, comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of over 20,000 students on the Pullman campus and an additional 10,000 located statewide. There are eleven colleges offering doctoral degrees in 63 disciplines; masters degrees are offered in 79 areas of study; and 95 academic majors are offered for undergraduates. The University is one of the largest residential universities in the Northwest and Pullman offers a safe, friendly, small-town living environment.
AREA: The Washington State University Pullman campus is located in the rich agricultural area known as the Palouse, in eastern Washington. Pullman has a strong school system and a reputation as an excellent..., safe environment. Pullman is eight miles from the University of Idaho at Moscow, Idaho, approximately 80 miles south of Spokane, Washington, which is home to the WSU Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing. The Pullman area offers numerous recreational activities including skiing, fishing, whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, bicycling and rock climbing. In addition, both universities provide a wealth of sports and cultural activities.