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Job ID: 120764

Anatomical Pathologist
University of Missouri-Columbia

Date Posted Mar. 8, 2019
Title Anatomical Pathologist
University University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO, United States
Department Veterinary Pathobiology/Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Application Deadline Screening and review of applications shall begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Pathology/Pathobiology

The Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL), Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri is seeking a qualified candidate for an anatomic pathology position. This full-time faculty appointment will be hired at the level of either tenure-track or clinical track Assistant or Associate Professor. Academic rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and career aspirations. The VMDL is the only full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians in the state of Missouri. The VMDL is a Level I Lab of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network and Tier I Lab of FDA Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN). The VMDL is composed of eight diagnostic service sections: anatomic pathology, avian pathology, bacteriology, clinical pathology, histopathology, molecular biology, serology and toxicology. The anatomic pathology section currently has 6 pathologists. The successful candidate will share responsibilities in diagnostic service with the team of anatomic pathologists, participate in teaching of veterinary professional and graduate curricula, training residents, and supporting MU research community. For a tenure track position, active scholarly program and extramural funding are expected.

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, FTE: 1.0
Term of Appointment: 12 months
Tenure Status: Tenure or Clinical Track
Type: Ranked
Home Department: Veterinary Pathobiology/Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

1) Diagnostic Service: 0.4 – 0.85 FTE. The major commitment of this position is to provide comprehensive diagnostic services to University of Missouri (MU) Veterinary Health Center (VHC), non-MU veterinary clinics, animal industry, and government agencies. Responsibilities include performing postmortem examinations and biopsy evaluations, and providing consultation to clients. The pathologist in this position is also expected to develop and/or maintain strength in at least one of the following subspecialty areas: neuropathology, oncopathology, GI pathology, and/or food animal pathology.
2) Teaching: 0.1 – 0.2 FTE. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the Diagnostic Pathology and Special Species Medicine course offered to veterinary students (6 weeks x 8 blocks per year). Teaching in the professional curriculum and mentoring residents are also expected.
3) Research: 0.05 – 0.4 FTE. Collaborating with other faculty members in the research community to develop and maintain an active scholarly program. If the individual has sufficient research background and credentials to be appointed on the tenure-track, it is anticipated their research will lead to extramurally funded research programs.

Minimum qualifications
Candidate must possess a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent) and ACVP board certification (at least have passed Phase I Exam).

Preferred qualifications
A commitment to the three-fold academic missions of service, teaching and research. An MS or PhD degree or having an established scholarly record is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree and ACVP board certification. Candidates for an associate professor appointment should have appropriate experiences, a record of excellence in anatomical pathology diagnostics and a documented record of scholarship. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Team spirit is expected.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested individuals should submit a letter stating career goals and current expertise, a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references.
Application materials and CV must be submitted online at

Screening and review of applications shall begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information contract:
Keiichi Kuroki, DVM, PhD, Dipl. American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Anatomic Pathology Residency Program Coordinator
Associate Professor, Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Associate Director, Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics
University of Missouri
810 E. Campus Loop
Columbia, MO 65211
Tel 573-882-6811
Or visit

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

  • Diversity Commitment
    The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.
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