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Baily Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington State
Commensurate with rank and experience
Closing date
Dec 23, 2021
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Baily Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Associate or Full Professor

Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

College of Veterinary Medicine

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN) at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking an established scientist and leader to fill the Bernice Gilman Baily and Joseph Baily Endowed Chair position and to support our burgeoning focus on affective and behavioral neuroscience. Preference will be given to candidates with an internationally recognized research program in the areas of social neuroscience, the human-animal bond, or the neural circuitry of affect, stress reduction or motivation.  Applicants using modern neuroscience techniques to interrogate circuits and systems that integrate with existing departmental strengths in broad areas of neuroscience ( or with college strengths in infectious disease, reproductive biology, cell signaling, and genomics are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time (12 month) permanent tenure-track endowed chair position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, depending on qualifications, located at our Pullman, Washington campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The effort distribution is flexible with approximately 65% research, 25% formal teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses, and 10% service being standard. The successful candidate will have a productive, extramurally funded research program and is expected to establish meaningful collaborations with current WSU researchers, actively contribute to the department’s teaching missions. Preference will be given to candidates that can actively collaborate in service or research with the Center for the Study of Animal Well-Being (

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences, or a related field by the time of hire is required. Must have an established active extramurally funded research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/international reputation commensurate with rank. IPN seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.  Additionally, for the Full Professor level, candidates must have a demonstrated record of leadership in research, teaching or service to their university or field. All candidates must have a history of contributing to high quality undergraduate, graduate or professional education and excellent communication skills.

DEPARTMENT: Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience at WSU is part of large vibrant Neuroscience community that spans the Pullman, Spokane, and Vancouver campuses. On the Pullman campus, IPN is housed in a state-of-the-art research building with extensive core resources ( and access to cutting edge programs including the Program of Excellence in Addictions Research (PEAR). The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program (ADARP) and the Translational Addiction Research Center (TARC), the Center for Cannabis Policy, Research, and Outreach (CCPRO) and the Sleep and Performance Research Center (SPRC).

COLLEGE: 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 (

UNIVERSITY: Washington State University is a Tier 1 Land Grant institution with 65 doctoral degree programs and professional medical, veterinary and pharmacy degree programs. Research expenditures are ~$345 million a year. WSU is one of the largest residential universities in the Northwest and has campuses across the state.

AREA: Washington State University’s Pullman campus in eastern Washington sits in the rich agricultural area known as the Palouse. Pullman is known for excellent schools and as a safe place to raise a family. Pullman is only eight miles from the University of Idaho at Moscow and approximately an hour south of Spokane. Recreational opportunities abound with skiing, fishing, hunting, whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, and rock climbing all nearby. Pullman is near numerous rivers, lakes, and wilderness areas; including the Snake, Salmon, and Clearwater rivers, Coeur d’Alene, Pend Oreille, and Priest lakes, and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, to name a few.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications received by January 16, 2022 will be considered in the initial review process.    

Applications must include a cover letter that states the rank being sought and indicates reason for interest in this position at this time, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals (3 page maximum), a description of teaching experience and/or philosophy, a statement that indicates the applicant’s experience with and commitment to diversity and inclusion (1 page each maximum), and the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references. All materials should be uploaded as one document to Search for R-3443.


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

• WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCED Institutional Transformation programs (

• WSU employees only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U. S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

• WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations and services, programs, activities, education, employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Research Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f) or


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