Asst/Assoc/Full Professor-SA Orthopedic Surgery - 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 Washington State University (WSU) Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) seeks to fill a tenure-track, permanent, full-time, 12-month position within the Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery section of its Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The position is offered at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank, depending upon qualifications, and is available immediately. The position will contribute to a team whose primary mission is teaching, clinical service and scholarship.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach professional veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students in didactic (classroom) and clinical setting on topics of small animal orthopedics, diagnostics and general small animal surgery; provide health care and service to patients of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; advise and consult with referring veterinarians and clients; develop and collaborate in a creative, basic and/or clinically-oriented research program in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery or an allied field; and provide guidance and consultation for research projects of residents and graduate students. Research interests using canine gait analysis (kinetic, kinematic, and sEMG) with applications for osteoarthritis treatment and/or orthopedic surgery (arthroscopy, fracture healing, etc.) would complement current orthopedic research activities within the Comparative Orthopedic Research Laboratory.

COLLEGE 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),, is organized into four departments: VCS, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP), Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN), and the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB), each dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health has joined the CVM, adding depth to its teaching, research and service missions. A core clinical research group in individualized medicine has been identified as a research focus within VCS and will provide diverse research opportunities for the applicant interested in genetic relationships to disease.

VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL AND RESEARCH FACILITIES: Our state-of-the-art Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides the latest in advanced diagnostics, including advanced imaging (ultrasound, CT, MRI, DXA, intraoperative imaging), linear accelerator-based radiation therapy, arthroscopy, AO-ASIF, external skeletal fixation, interlocking-nail fracture repair instrumentation, and operating microscopes. The advanced modern research facilities located in the Animal Disease and Biotechnology Facility includes gait lab with kinetic, kinematic, and surface EMG capabilities, research surgical suite, sterile biochambers, cold ultra centrifugation, electron microscopy, molecular genetics and transgenic animal facilities.

Washington State University is a PAC-12 school and a land-grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students on its Pullman campus and another 5,000 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 has a four-season climate, clean air, good schools, affordable homes, and a low crime rate. Pullman (population 31,000) is about 75 miles south of Spokane and 275 miles east of Seattle, and lies close to recreational areas in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia which provide fly fishing, backpacking, hiking, camping, mountain and rock climbing, river/lake boating and water-skiing, white water aquatic sport and all major winter sports. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit: The university’s web page ( offers information about WSU and the surrounding area.

Required Qualifications

The candidate must possess a DVM or related degree (such as BVSc) and have credentials accepted by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) before date of hire.
Candidate must be able to communicate effectively, work collegially, and collaborate with diverse internal and external constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include board certification by the ACVS, an advanced degree in veterinary medicine or closely related field, a record of research or scholarly productivity, strong clinical experience and leadership in orthopedic surgery, and evidence of expertise in teaching in a clinical and/or didactic setting.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Review of applications begins April 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants are required to submit electronic application including; 1) a cover letter which states candidate’s goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a summary of teaching interests and goals; and 4) a summary of research interests and goals. Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider through the WSU online application system.

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: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
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Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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