We seek an outstanding scientist as the third Rocky Crate/Wild Sheep Foundation for Wild Sheep Disease Research Endowed Chair to lead the bighorn sheep research program. This will be a full-time tenured full or associate professor faculty position in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. The endowed chair will be expected to focus research on understanding and eventually controlling or preventing the most devastating disease in bighorn sheep, pneumonia.
A PhD degree in biomedical science or a related field is required, as are demonstrated abilities in conducting hypothesis-based research, publishing high-quality papers in top-tier journals along with a record of attracting extramural funding. Candidates must have a history and interest in contributing to high-quality graduate education and a track record of productive wildlife disease and ecosystems research, particular for diseases associated with pathogen spillover at the wildlife-livestock interface, successful research collaboration is preferred. Additional preferred qualifications include background or experience enabling broad cross-disciplinary research collaborations, including those supporting applied field research; the willingness and ability to communicate research results both orally and in written formats so that they are easily understood by multiple individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds; and an understanding and appreciation of the role of hunting in the management of big game animals in Western North America. The successful candidate will be expected to develop productive contacts with state/federal/nongovernmental wildlife agency officials/individuals and organizations and in particular the Wild Sheep Foundation.
The position is defined as approximately 80% research/graduate education and 20% outreach.
A letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement describing research plans must be submitted at www.wsujobs.com. Review of applications begins November 7, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
A complete job description can be viewed at: http://vmp.vetmed.wsu.edu/employment-opportunities.