Veterinary Education Program - Clinical Pathology Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track or Clinical Non-tenure Track) Job Opening

Veterinary Education Program - Clinical Pathology Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track or Clinical Non-tenure Track)

Utah State University

Logan, Utah

The department of Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences seeks a faculty member in Clinical Pathology. The tenure-track rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, and the non-tenure track rank of Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor will be considered and is dependent upon on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. Along with the teaching component, this position allows for either an Extension role with Diagnostic Service at the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Lab or a Research role.

Evaluation of candidates will begin February 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. This is a fiscal year (12-month) appointment with an anticipated start date of May 1,2019.


The successful candidate will have the responsibility to coordinate and participate in the teaching of clinical pathology to professional veterinary students.

Commitment to mentor undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in research or resident-training environments is required. Will be an active "citizen" in the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences and College of Agriculture. This expectation includes effective service and eventual leadership on college, department, and possibly university committees deemed relevant to the department and college missions and appropriate for the position description.

A successful candidate with a teaching/research appointment is expected to establish a productive research program with the capacity to generate extramural funding from NIH, NSF, DOD, USDA, or other sources. The research focus of this position will be determined by the candidate. Current areas of research at USU that may provide opportunities for collaboration include: cardiovascular physiology, cancer biology, neurobiology, toxicology, nutrition, reproduction, developmental biology, and infectious diseases. Candidates for Associate Professor with a research appointment should demonstrate an established research program that has a history of sustained extramural funding and significant peer-reviewed publications.

A teaching/clinical diagnostic appointment is expected to provide clinical service within the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UVDL) which has collaborative ties with the SVM and the ADVS department. The UVDL is a cooperative effort by USU and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, and is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). Opportunities to provide clinical pathology support to researchers and do collaborative research are available. Candidates for Associate Professor with a clinical service appointment should demonstrate a strong track record in veterinary diagnostic clinical pathology

Dept/College Highlights:

Utah State University has a professional Veterinary Medical (DVM) 2+2 program within the Washington-Idaho-Montana – Utah regional program in Veterinary Medicine (WIMU). The USU School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM, is in the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences ( under the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

Utah State University ( is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 16,000 undergraduate students and 1,700 graduate students on the main campus in Logan, Utah.

Located in northern Utah's Cache Valley (, Utah State is 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City and is within a day's driving distance of six national parks. The surrounding area, including ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains, makes Utah State one of the finest recreational environments in the nation. The university is a place of diverse thought, where first-rate cultural offerings provided by talented professors and visiting artists benefit thousands of students and members of the community. It is a safe place that provides a unique living-learning community and is the oldest and largest public residential campus in Utah.

Utah State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse faculty. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Minimum Qualifications

DVM or equivalent degree and American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)/European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP) Board Certification, or board eligibility. Strong English language written and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of excellent teaching performance in a professional veterinary curriculum and/+or graduate student academic environment.

Additional Qualifications for Rank of Associate Professor

For teaching/research position: established research portfolio with sustained record of scholarly activity and extramural funding.

For teaching/diagnostic service position: Extensive record of effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, veterinary students and/or clinical residents; and demonstrated record of scholarly activity in the area of diagnostic clinical pathology.

Opportunity Type:
Full-Time w/benefits package
Advertised Salary:
Commensurate w/ experience plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):
Cover Letter, Resume/CV
Often Functional Requirements (25-75% time):
Use of fingers (e.g. typing),Both hands required or compensated by the use of acceptable prostheses
Continuous Functional Requirements (75%+ time):
Routine visual requirements (e.g. reading with attention to details; seeing activities near and far),Routine hearing ability (e.g. whispers at close range; voices at 15 feet; converse by telephone)
Continuous Environmental Factors (75%+ time):
ADA Cognitive Requirements:
Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Comprehend complex, hard-to-understand concepts.
ADA Math Requirements:
Apply knowledge of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques such as differential and integral calculus, factor analysis, and probability determination, or work with a wide variety of theoretical mathematical concepts and make original applications of mathematical procedures, as in empirical and differential equations.
ADA Communication Requirements - Speech:
Expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order verbal skills such as ability to lecture to large groups, ability to speak on complex issues without prepared notes.
ADA Comm Requirements - Comprehension:
Comprehensive and expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order of composition skills such as ability to do this as primary function of the job, to draft and edit publication-quality papers, to prepare highly complex documents such as wills and contracts. May involve a large volume of such composition.
ADA Travel Requirements:
Minimal travel required – ability to travel infrequently (i.e., annually) for activities such as developmental sessions at a centralized training center.