Assistant/Associate Professor Veterinary Cardiology Program, Washington State University

Washington State University
Washington State University, Pullman
$140,000 - $165,000 DOQ
Closing date
May 6, 2023

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POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Washington State University (WSU) Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) seeks to fill a full-time continuous career track (clinical track) or permanent tenure track faculty position in cardiology. The successful applicant will join a dedicated team focused on clinical teaching, clinical service and scholarship.  The position is available immediately. The Department is open to novel position structures to allow for private sector activities.  

The Cardiology service is currently staffed by 2 boarded cardiologist, 2 residents, 1.5 licensed veterinary technicians, 1 (O.5 FTE) Holter technician and 1 patient services coordinator. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) is the leading referral center in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest with over 20,000 patient visits per year. Our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities include the capability for echocardiography (including TEE), C-arm-fluoroscopy for interventional procedures, Holter monitoring, intracardiac pressure monitoring equipment, digital radiography, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, computed tomography (CT), and full in-house laboratory with laboratories, including thromboelastography (TEG), and on-site blood bank. Endoscopy and bronchoscopy are also available.  The WSU Holter Service runs in tandem with the Clinical Cardiology Service.  The Holter Service sends/receives Holter monitor (24-hour ambulatory ECG recording) equipment to veterinarians predominantly in the Pacific Northwest. The service is rapidly expanding. Interventional caseload is high and is also expanding. We are very pleased to be situated in the heart of the Palouse region in Pullman, Washington, home of one of the best school systems in the state.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful applicant will participate in diagnostic service for the VTH, clinical and didactic instruction of professional veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students, and conduct collaborative or independent research/scholarship within the candidate’s area of interest. Expectations for scholarship/research will be greater for a successful tenure track applicant, appropriate to rank. The successful applicant must be able to effectively communicate and work with people of diverse backgrounds. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  The candidate must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or foreign equivalent degree (i.e., BVSc), and be board-eligible by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Subspecialty- Cardiology (ACVIM-Cardiology) or certified before 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 both career and tenure track applicants 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.

Annual Salary: $140,000-$165,000 and is commensurate with qualification and experience.

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position.

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty visit: Find total compensation information here:

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Application review is ongoing.  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 professional references.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Ryan Baumwart, Chair of the Search Committee, by email (  or by telephone (509) 595-0776. 

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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