Washington State University


The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University seeks a distinguished researcher and academic leader to be Director of the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB). Research expertise in SMB represents the broad disciplines of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology/Genetics, and Microbiology/Infectious Disease. The research focus of SMB centers on the application of functional genomics and other molecular techniques to 1) chromosome biology and DNA repair mechanisms, 2) animal reproduction and development, and 3) biology of bacteria, archaea, and viruses, as well as their roles in pathogenesis and immunology. The School also has a growing educational research program focused on undergraduate instruction, learning, cognition, and inclusive excellence. The Director’s portfolio includes fiscal management of SMB, participation in and promotion of mentoring and professional development for faculty members and fostering curricular development and scholarship in teaching.

The successful candidate will have a record of academic leadership, extramurally funded and internationally recognized research, and excellence in graduate education. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate [PhD/MD/DVM or equivalent] in the field of biomedical sciences or a related field. Applicants must be eligible for academic appointment at the level of Professor. Eligibility includes at least five (5) years of service in an academic position at the level of full, associate, or assistant rank professor with a demonstrated outstanding record of achievement in teaching and research in the candidate’s field of study, as well as a record of exceptional service and leadership.


Review of applications will begin March 2, 2020. To apply or obtain more detailed information go to www.wsujobs.com. For questions or confidential expressions of interest about this position, candidates may email or telephone Laurilee Kramer at lkramer@wsu.edu or 509.335.1533.

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