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Job ID: 221141

Anatomic Pathologist
University of Missouri-Columbia

Date Posted Sep. 11, 2023
Title Anatomic Pathologist
University University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO, United States
Department Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Pathology/Pathobiology

Job Description:

The University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL) is seeking a highly qualified candidate for an anatomical pathologist position. This full-time faculty appointment will be hired at the level of tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and career aspirations. The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology will be the academic home of this position. 

The VMDL is Missouri’s only full-service for all animal species laboratory accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory. The VMDL is a Level I lab of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) and Tier I lab of the FDA Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN). The VMDL plays a critical role in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s tripartite mission: teaching, research, and service.

Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, FTE: 1.0

Term of Appointment: 12 months

Tenure Status: Tenure or tenure track

Type: Ranked

Home Department: Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory


  • Teaching: 0.1 to 0.3 FTE. Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching the 3rd and 4th year veterinary students who rotate through the VMDL as part of their clinical training (eight 6.5-week rotations per year) and training anatomical pathology residents. Additional opportunities are also available.
  • Research: 0.3 to 0.5 FTE. The incumbent is expected to establish their independent and/or collaborative research at the University of Missouri.
  • Diagnostic Service: 0.2 to 0.3 FTE. The major commitment of this position is to provide anatomical pathology services to the Veterinary Health Center, private veterinarians, producers, and owners from Missouri and beyond. Responsibilities include performing postmortem examinations and surgical biopsy evaluations, drafting pathology reports, and providing consultation to clients.
  • University Service: 0.05 to 0.1 FTE. All faculty are expected to serve on University, College, and VMDL committees and represent the University in their profession, such as serving on professional committees and reviewing manuscripts for journals.



Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent) and American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACPV) board certification (or board eligible).


Candidates will be evaluated on:

Other earned degrees and scholarly record.  Candidates for an associate professor or full professor appointment should have a track record of excellence in diagnostics and research, including grantsmanship and publication, and an ability to work effectively with individuals with a wide variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies.


Application Materials:

Interested individuals should submit a letter of intent stating career goals and current expertise, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.


Application materials and CV must be submitted online at:


Please contact Dr. Kei Kuroki, search committee chair, with any questions.


Phone: (573) 882-6917


Application Deadline:

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



Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start-up funds will be commensurate with the scope of the incumbent’s research.


Benefit Eligibility:

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

  • Values Commitment
    We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

    In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Kei Kuroki
    Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
    University of Missouri-Columbia
    901 E. Campus Loop
    Columbia, MO 65211
    Columbia, MO 65211
  • 573-882-6811


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