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Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor - Clinical Pathology
University of Missouri-Columbia

Date Posted Apr. 20, 2021
Title Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor - Clinical Pathology
University University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO, United States
Department Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Pathology/Pathobiology
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL) located in Columbia, MO, seeks a veterinary clinical pathologist for a clinical track assistant or associate professor position to begin in the fall of 2021. The successful candidate will have their faculty appointment in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology and will join a cohesive, supportive clinical pathology team including two additional full time faculty members, one faculty member with a partial clinical pathology appointment, three clinical pathology residents, and 6 full time laboratory staff members. The clinical pathology laboratory is located within the teaching hospital, and diagnostic service consists of an approximately equal blend of teaching hospital and mail-in cases. Teaching responsibilities include instruction of didactic and clinical courses for veterinary students, graduate courses for residents, participation in a variety of rounds, and oversight of rotating interns and residents. Additional instructional opportunities exist for those interested.

The VMDL is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory and Missouri’s only laboratory accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. We are a Level I Lab of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, Tier I Lab of the FDA Veterinary Laboratory Response Network, and a National Poultry Improvement Plan authorized lab.

The VMDL faculty and staff work diligently to provide relevant, timely and cost-effective diagnostic services to our clients and to create a positive learning environment for our students and residents. The VMDL has formal clinical pathology, anatomical pathology, and clinical microbiology training programs. In 2020, the VMDL processed approximately 52,036 accessions and performed more than 142,000 diagnostic tests. Our diagnostic services were utilized by veterinarians and owners in 105 counties in Missouri and 43 US states and Canadian provinces.

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree and be board certified or eligible for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.

Candidates will be evaluated on: Board certification status, teaching and diagnostic experience and potential, possession of a graduate degree related to veterinary pathology, and ability to work effectively with individuals with a wide variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. Candidates for an associate professor appointment should have appropriate experiences, a record of excellence in clinical pathology teaching and diagnostics and a documented record of scholarship.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of intent stating career goals and professional interests, diversity and inclusion statement, a curriculum vitae, and the names, mailing addresses, and contact information for three references.

Application materials and CV must be submitted online at
Please contact Dr. Angela Royal, search committee chair, with any questions.
Phone: (573) 882-0086

Screening and review of applications will begin April 9, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

  • 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.

    To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Contact Information

  • Angela Royal, DVM
    Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
    University of Missouri-Columbia
    901 E. Campus Loop
    Columbia, MO 65211
    Columbia, MO 65211
  • 573-882-0086


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