Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The School of Economic Sciences (SES) within the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Heath (Allen School) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University are seeking dynamic, motivated, problem-solving leaders and distinguished researchers. Applications are invited for two full-time, 9-month tenure-track positions: one Assistant or Associate Professor, and one Associate or Full Professor, to begin August 16, 2016, or as negotiated at the Pullman, Washington campus. Successful applicants are expected to develop internationally-recognized research and teaching programs focused on the economics of health and development.

SES and the Allen School have developed a strong foundation for research collaboration among health scientists and economists, with broad international connections and ongoing research programs in East and West Africa, South America, and elsewhere. Economic analysis is crucial to the goals of both schools and is central to the ongoing collaborative research programs. With these positions, WSU will strengthen its commitment to integrated economics and policy studies focusing on global health and economic development in the two Schools.

The successful candidates will each work with both Schools’ Directors, with primary reporting to a single Director. For candidates hired with tenure the specifics of the reporting and tenure home is negotiable. For candidates hired at the Assistant Professor level, the reporting and tenure home will be the School of Economic Sciences.

These positions are both primarily research oriented, with teaching responsibilities. Successful candidates will develop nationally and internationally-recognized economics research programs in the area of health and economic development. Opportunities for emphasis lie primarily around the intersection of human and livestock health and economic development, with priority on livestock-dependent communities in low-income countries. Teaching responsibilities include one to two economics courses per year in the successful applicant’s area of expertise in the SES and the Allen School. The successful applicants will cooperate with internal and external research colleagues to identify research priorities, conduct collaborative projects, and disseminate results by publishing in appropriate scientific journals and peer-reviewed journals. Other duties include, for each position, securing extramural funds to support the program from state, regional and national grant sources; mentoring and advising graduate students; and participating as appropriate in committees, instruction, and other activities of the SES, the Allen School, and WSU.

Required Qualifications

• Earned Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline at date of hire.
• Candidate hired as Associate Professor having served at least 6 years as an assistant or equivalent; candidate hired as Full Professor having served at least 6 years as an associate professor or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

• Evidence of strong training in microeconomic theory and applicable quantitative methods;
• Evidence of excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
• Record or competitive extramural funding commensurate with career level;
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a nationally and internationally recognized and respected research program at the intersection of the fields of health economics and economic development, with an emphasis on economic development in low income countries and communities and/or livestock-dependent communities and households;
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams; and
• Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Monthly Salary

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

The WSU School of Economic Sciences (SES) offers highly-rated Ph.D. programs in Economics and Agricultural Economics, an M.S. program in Applied Economics, and B.S. programs that open doors to a variety of career paths. Built on a strong foundation in the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods, SES has particular strengths in agricultural and consumer economics, econometrics, environmental and natural resource economics, health economics, industrial organization, international economics, and transportation economics. SES faculty and students are actively engaged in cutting-edge research in applied economic and econometric modeling.

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The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health’s (Allen School) ( mission is to improve human health and well-being by providing solutions at the animal, human, and environmental interfaces. The Allen School integrates faculty across disciplinary boundaries and seeks to change the status quo of health disparities at a global level. Research programs in the Allen School are focused on the epidemiology, immunology, pathogenesis, genomics and ecology of zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance and/or pathogens that constrain health and human development in resource poor countries. Examples of active research programs include applications to antimicrobial resistance, zoonotic infectious diseases, and the water-sanitation-hygiene nexus. These programs have both laboratory and field-based components. Disease surveillance and associated laboratory capacity building is a central part of the mission of the Allen School, and the Washington Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory and the CDC are key partners in achieving that mission.

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The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University is an expansive and diverse college that includes 16 academic units, four research and extension centers distributed across the state, 13 subject matter centers, and one tribal and 39 county extension offices. CAHNRS fosters disciplines that serve at the interface of scientific discovery and its application to the advancement of society and improvement of the human experience. Our mission is to provide global leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge that contributes to producing a safe, abundant food and fiber supply; promotes the well-being of individuals, families, and communities; enhances sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; and promotes stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems. In all dimensions of our mission, we strive to embody the signature “World Class. Face to Face.” motto of Washington State University. CAHNRS personnel embrace the opportunity to fulfill the university’s land-grant mission by making groundbreaking research discoveries, by utilizing innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and by delivering relevant, progressive extension programs that synergistically generate outcomes that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Washington State, as well as for people around the globe.

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The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Washington State University is ranked #1 in National Science Foundation funding among all veterinary medical schools and is in the top 5 in both NIH and USDA support. Its five academic units integrate biomedical research with animal health with a reach that extends from local to global.

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Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on four campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver) with approximately 20,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all.

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Pullman offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with a high quality of life and connected community. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of outdoor activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. Additionally, Pullman has an excellent public school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children.

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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
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Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
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