The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL), Department of Veterinary Science, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, at the University of Kentucky invite applications for a faculty position focused on veterinary diagnostic anatomic pathology. This is a full time, 12-month tenure track position with the academic appointment in the Department of Veterinary Science. The initial appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor rank, with an annually expected assigned distribution of effort of 90% service and 10% research. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020, and the appointment is subject to formal approval by the University administration and the Board of Trustees.
UKVDL is a full service, veterinary diagnostic laboratory diagnosing diseases associated with Kentucky’s signature equine industry, substantial beef cattle and poultry industries, small ruminants, wildlife and companion animal populations. UKVDL is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and an active member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN).
The University of Kentucky is a rapidly growing university with approximately 23,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. UK is Kentucky’s flagship university and a land-grant institution. The university is positioned near downtown Lexington offering the vibrancy of an urban location and the immediacy of Lexington as a learning laboratory. Lexington is in the Bluegrass Region, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape and agricultural region. It is a thriving community of 300,000+ with a strong commitment to quality of life, education, and the arts. The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky and many other college facilities enrich the work environment.
The successful candidate responsibilities will include: (1) provide accurate diagnostic pathology service and effective communication with clients through timely diagnostic reporting and correspondence, (2) adopt and apply contemporary technologies to diagnoses, (3) contribute to animal health research through systematic inquiry using diagnostic service case materials or through the pursuit of collaborative projects, and (4) have the potential to teach and mentor professional and graduate students, interns, residents or post-doctoral scholars. Animal industries served include a large internationally recognized equine industry and substantial beef cattle operations as well as a wide range of other animal species.
Salary is competitive. This position has benefits that are detailed at http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits and include a 403(b) retirement plan as well as group health/life insurance.
Applicants will submit a cover letter of interest articulating specific interest, qualifications, and experience(s), curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references when prompted in the application. Applications will be reviewed beginning on June 1st, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants may contact search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Janes, University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 1490 Bull Lea Road, Lexington, KY 40511, (859) 257-8283, (firstname.lastname@example.org).