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The position will actively engage in outreach to agricultural animal producers and employees, veterinary practitioner colleagues, and the statewide network of Extension educators and must work collaboratively with a diverse constituency. This outreach may include small and large group meetings, on-farm programs, development of new outreach media including engagement through internet, SMS, and applications for mobile phone and other mobile devices. An important element of these Extension activities is outcome and impact assessment. It is expected that these Extension programs intersect with the faculty member’s research and support on-going research in the Agriculture Animal Population Health Program. The successful applicant will serve as an important liaison with the agricultural animal industries.
The position will also actively engage in scholarly pursuits in association with the Agriculture Animal Population Health Program, Field Disease Investigation and Food and Waterborne Disease Unit. These include participation as a collaborative and lead scientist on projects within the priority areas that intersect food animal production, food systems, and society. These areas may include but are not restricted to safe food, antimicrobial resistance, animal well-being, and food system assessment. It is envisioned that this program will consist of an applied, collaborative and multi-disciplinary research program. There is an expectation to obtain extramural support for collaborative applied research, preferably at the population level, and engage professional and graduate students in these activities.
Additionally, the position will actively engage in the education and training mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Clinical Sciences. This encompasses epidemiology instruction in the Veterinary College Professional, Graduate, and Undergraduate curriculum. These activities are expected to be shared assignments and the level of involvement in these activities will depend on the instructional needs of the college.
The candidate must possess a D.V.M. or equivalent degree (such as BVSc) and a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Science or related field, or, a Ph.D. focused on population health or epidemiology by the hire date. An ability to communicate effectively with practitioners and agricultural animal owners is essential. Candidates for Associate Professor must have served at least six years as assistant professor or equivalent by the hired date.
Preferred qualifications include a strong background in agricultural animal health with emphasis on population health of production agricultural animals; and research skills as evidenced by a record of peer reviewed publications consistent with post-DVM training.
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.
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