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  • Anatomic Pathologist
    Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
    University of Missouri-Columbia

    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 NTT Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor. Academic rank 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/immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, serology and toxicology. The anatomic pathology section currently has six pathologists. The successful candidate will share responsibilities in teaching of veterinary professional and graduate curricula, training residents, providing diagnostic service with the team of anatomic pathologists, participating and supporting MU research community. 

    Title: Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor, FTE: 1.0

    Term of Appointment: 12 months

    Tenure Status: NTT (clinical)

    Type: Ranked

    Home Department: Veterinary Pathobiology/Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab


    1) Teaching: 0.5 - 0.6 FTE. Responsibilities include teaching parts of the general pathology and systemic pathology to veterinary professional students, teaching post-mortem examinations to veterinary students rotating through the VMDL, training anatomical pathology residents, participating in clinical rounds and journal clubs.

    2) Diagnostic Service: 0.3 - 0.4 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, government agencies, livestock owners and companion animal owners. Responsibilities include performing postmortem examinations and biopsy evaluations and providing consultation to clients. Diagnostic service is fully integrated with clinical teaching. The pathologist in this position is 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.

    3)  Research: 0.05-0.1 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).

    Candidates for an associate clinical professor appointment should have a record of excellence in anatomical pathology teaching, diagnostics and a documented record of scholarship.

    Application Materials

    Interested individuals should submit a letter of intent stating career goals and current expertise, 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. Kei Kuroki, search committee chair, with any questions. 


    Phone: (573) 882-6811

    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.

    Benefit Eligibility

    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 Missouri Information

    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.


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