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 https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job
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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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.