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Scholarly activity (approximately 75%): 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 antimicrobial resistance. Emphasis is on understanding the emergence and transmission pathways of antimicrobial resistance determinants, including animal, human, and environmental reservoirs. A key component of this work will be designing, implementing or improving surveillance for the spread of resistance on local, regional, and global scales. 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 requisite. Publication of scholarly activity as a first or co-author is required, and manuscripts in top-tier scientific journals are highly valued.
Graduate and Professional Education (approximately 25%): The faculty member will actively engage in the education and training mission of the Allen School which encompasses professional veterinary medical education, graduate and post-doctoral education, and short-term training for collaborative partners. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to student mentorship and serve as a member of trainee committees in the Immunology and Infectious Disease Program. This may include development and delivery of course material, guest lectures and seminars and other education activities consistent with the candidate’s interest and expertise.
A doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, DVM, MD or equivalent) is required with a minimum of two years post-doctoral research experience in epidemiological modeling and evidence of research publication in high impact international journals.
Appointments at the Associate and full Professor require a strong record for both publication and extramural funding.
Preferred qualifications include a record of applying active surveillance approaches to resistance determinants and/or pathogens, collaboration with state, national, and/or international health organizations, and experience with work and travel in low- and middle-income countries. A successful record of teaching at the graduate and/or professional medical levels, and success in working in multidisciplinary collaborative programs is strongly desired. The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health seeks qualified candidates who can make contributions to the diversity and excellence of the university community through their teaching, research and/or service.
Academic Units: The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health’s (www.globalhealth.wsu.edu) mission is to improve human health and well-being by control of infectious diseases at the animal-human interface, providing solutions to health challenges worldwide through detection of pathogens, control of disease transmission and vaccine development. The Allen School integrates faculty across disciplinary boundaries and seeks to change the status quo of disease burden at a global level. Research programs in the Allen School are focused on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics and ecology of antimicrobial resistance, zoonotic pathogens and/or pathogens that constrain health and human development in resource poor countries, as well as the health of populations in developed countries. 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.
UNIVERSITY: Washington State University (WSU) is a comprehensive land-grant Tier I research institution with campuses in Pullman, Spokane, the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco and Kennewick) and Vancouver. There are ten colleges and a graduate school with 20,000 students on the main Pullman campus. WSU offers some 300 fields of study including more than 150 majors plus many minors, options and certificate programs. Eight of the colleges offer doctoral degrees in 44 disciplines; masters and bachelors degrees are offered in 55 areas of study. The University is one of the largest residential universities in the West. The university’s web page (www.wsu.edu) offers information about WSU and the surrounding area.
AREA: Pullman has an outstanding public school system and offers all the advantages of a rich academic community with remarkable international diversity. Pullman has a comprehensive bike path system and public transport that connects to the nearby University of Idaho. Pullman is near the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the surrounding area offers many recreational activities including skiing, fishing, hunting, whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, and rock climbing.
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