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Assistant/Associate Professor Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Program, Washington State University

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington State
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Washington State University (WSU) Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) seeks to fill a full-time continuous career track (clinical track) or permanent tenure track faculty position within the Neurology/Neurosurgery section of its Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH).  The successful applicant will join two other full-time board-certified neurologists and a dedicated team of three residents, one intern, two technicians and one patient care coordinator. The position is available immediately. The Department is open to novel position structures to allow for private sector activities. 


RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful applicant will participate in clinical service; clinical, laboratory, and didactic (classroom) teaching of professional veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students; provide health care and service to patients of the VTH; advise and consult with referring veterinarians and clients; directly support a neurology residency program; conduct collaborative or independent scholarship/research within the candidate’s area of interest; and provide leadership in directing research projects of residents and graduate students as appropriate.  Expectations for scholarship/research will be greater for a successful tenure track applicant, appropriate to rank. Successful applicants must be able to effectively communicate, work collegially, and collaborate with diverse internal and external constituencies. 


Diagnostic capabilities of the VTH include in-house magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, computed tomography (CT), and electrodiagnostic equipment including electroencephalogram (EEG).  Our surgical facility is equipped with a full range of neurosurgical equipment including an operating microscope, a stereotactic brain biopsy system, and a Nico Myraid for tumor resection. WSU is also recognized nationally and internationally for transsphenoidal hypophysecotmy and currently has an active Pituitary Surgical Team and research program. The physical rehabilitation facility is equipped with an underwater treadmill, electric muscle stimulator, therapeutic laser, therapeutic ultrasound and acupuncture and is under the supervision of a certified canine rehabilitation therapist and practitioner.  


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  The candidate must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or a related foreign equivalent degree (such as a BVSc), and be board-eligible in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) (ACVIM) or the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), or board-certified, by the date of hire. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment and relevant ability to successfully advocate diversity and values of diversity.

Considerations regarding rank and faculty track will be determined based on the interests and qualifications of the candidate, as will division of time between teaching, clinical duty, and scholarly activity. 


For Tenure Track consideration, candidates must demonstrate a significant record of scholarship. Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must demonstrate potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants for Associate Professor must have an active extramurally-funded research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/international recognition.


Preferred qualifications for career and tenure track include a record of scholarly productivity consistent with the level of experience and appropriate to rank and track (Assistant or Associate/Career or Tenure), as evidenced by collaborative basic, clinical or applied research and publication of results in peer-reviewed scientific journals, evidence of expertise in teaching, and commitment to provision of outstanding clinical service.


In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series.  Vaccine or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work.  Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU.  Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at . Please contact  HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.



APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Applications received by April 4, 2022 will be considered in the initial review process. Applicants are required to submit an electronic application through including a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications and stating desired faculty track and rank; curriculum vitae; summary statement of teaching interests and goals; statement of research interests and goals; statement of commitment/contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; contact information including email address and phone number for three (3) professional references.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Annie Chen-Allen, Chair of the Search Committee, by email ( or by telephone (509) 335-0821. 


AREA OVERVIEW:  The VTH aspires to be the country’s best academic veterinary hospital for patients, students, clients, colleagues, and community. The joint mission of the VTH and VCS is to improve the health and well-being of all animals through excellence in medical care, training future veterinarians, and finding innovative ways to diagnose and treat disease. Dedicated to this vision and mission are over 60 full-time faculty members and 170 staff and house officers.  


The WSU CVM is organized into five departments/schools, including VCS, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP), Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN), the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB), and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health, each dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. (  


Washington State University is a PAC-12 school and a land-grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students on the Pullman campus and 30,000 students system-wide.  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 34,000) is about 75 miles south of Spokane, Washington, and lies close to recreational areas in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit: The university’s web page,, offers additional information about WSU and the surrounding area.


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 veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.


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