Assistant Professor Position, Washington State University

The School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University is seeking a full-time (12-month 0.75 FTE) non-tenure Assistant Professor. The position is approximately 65% formal undergraduate teaching, 25% scholarship, and 10% service to the School, College, University, or profession. The department seeks candidates whose teaching, scholarship, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

Faculty in the School are actively engaged in student success initiatives across the institution including the nationally recognized Team Mentoring Program ( and the Transformational Change Initiative ( Faculty are also nationally and internationally recognized leaders in research on Biology Education, Cellular Signaling, Molecular Reproduction and Regeneration, Infectious Disease, Functional Genomics, and Chromosome Biology and DNA Repair.

This position includes a competitive institutional salary and a start-up package. Initial contracts are for 3 years, and renewable for 3-5 years with each subsequent contract. To apply and for information about the position, visit:

Required qualifications include an earned doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, biology education research, or closely related field. Candidates must have experience in undergraduate teaching in the life sciences, strong communication skills, ability to work collaboratively and independently, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in undergraduate STEM.

The online application will include an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, and a list of three references including name, title, organization, phone number, and email address. The application letter should indicate the applicant’s short- and long-term goals and outline qualifications for the position, including scholarly interests and accomplishments. The diversity statement should elucidate the applicant’s professional skills, experiences and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the School and University’s diversity and equity efforts. For questions or confidential expressions of interest please contact Kelly Frei at

WSU is an EEO/AA employer. Protected group members are encouraged to apply. For more information and a complete job description go to:>