Tenure Track Faculty in Life Science Education (Asst, Assoc, or 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 Molecular Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, seeks to hire an outstanding individual for a tenure-track position in Science Education Research at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. This successful candidate will advance instructional and research missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB) by conducting research in the field of life science education and providing leadership and support to address the college’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional education programmatic needs. This faculty hire will work under the guidance of the Director of Molecular Biosciences. Responsibilities include the following: lead a funded, nationally recognized science education research program; teach assigned courses including large enrollment introductory courses in the life sciences; provide research training to undergraduate and graduate students; engage in assessment/management/oversight of curriculum (with SMB Undergraduate Studies Committee); work with faculty and university leadership to implement curricular evolution; promote cutting-edge learning resources and tools in curriculum; and promote student and faculty development in life science education.

Required Qualifications

Job requirements include a PhD in biosciences or a closely related field with a minimum of two years of post-doctoral training in life science educational research.

Ability to develop a culture of excellence in teaching and outcome based instructional programs within the department and college.

Candidates for an assistant professor position must demonstrate potential to maintain an externally funded educational research program.

Applicants for associate and full professor must have an established extramurally-funded research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/international recognition.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment and ability to successfully advocate diversity and values of diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

Established record of publication in both laboratory research and in the field of life science education research.

Experience in significant leadership roles or administration within a department, college, university, and national organization devoted to the improvement of life science education.

Established program of scholarship in education.

Expertise in the field of biochemistry preferred, but applications from candidates with backgrounds in any area of the molecular life sciences are welcome

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Teaching assigned courses

1. Assist in teaching of SMB core undergraduate and graduate courses.
2. Use scientific teaching principles to revamp and modernize courses in the SMB undergraduate curriculum.


1. Assist in curriculum review and annual undergraduate program assessment.
2. Participate in undergraduate advising and recruiting activities.
3. Serve as an appointed member on the SMB Undergraduate Studies Committee.
4. Serve as an active member of the CVM Teaching Academy and take on leadership roles.

Promote updated learning resources and tools within the curriculum and promote faculty development in learning educational techniques

1. Work in collaboration with SMB and CVM leadership to transform our undergraduate programs to be engaging and promote the retention and success of a student body growing in diversity.
2. Work with faculty in SMB and CVM to help their transition to active learning in their classes.

Engage in Educational Scholarship

1. Develop an independent or collaborative program of scholarship in the area of undergraduate life sciences education.
2. Assist and collaborate with departmental and college faculty working toward developing programs in educational scholarship.

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 (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

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 hrs@wsu.edu.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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