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Temporary Clinical Assistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Utah State University
North Logan, Utah, US
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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Conservation science
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Temporary / Seasonal
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Utah State University (USU) and Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UVDL) invites applications for a full-time, fiscal year (12-month),non-tenure track, clinical assistant professor position in veterinary clinical pathology. This is a one-year temporary position that is renewable annually for up to two additional years, depending upon continued need and funding availability. Applications received by February 15, 2023 will be considered in the initial evaluation process, and candidate review will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is March 1, 2023. The UVDL ( is a cooperative effort led by the USU CVM ( and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF; to provide diagnostic veterinary services to, not only veterinarians and producers in the state of Utah, but also the surrounding Intermountain region and numerous public and private research entities. The UVDL is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), and offers competitive diagnostic services in clinical pathology, anatomic pathology, molecular biology, serology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology. Public and private research endeavors supported by the UVDL include but are not limited to studies involving infectious diseases, toxicology, animal molecular genetics, reproductive biology and development, nutrition and growth biology, and cloning and stem cell biology. The successful applicant will join a team at the UVDL main laboratory branch in Logan, Utah, which includes one board-certified clinical pathologist (not including this position), five board-certified anatomic pathologists, one research scientist, one quality assurance manager, anatomic pathology residents, graduate students, laboratory technicians, and administrative support staff. The UVDL clinical pathology laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation (Sysmex XN-1000V, DiaSys 910R-VET, and Immulite 2000) and staffed by an ASCP-certified medical technologist. Clinical pathology services include automated hematology, clinical chemistry, and endocrinology as well as manual cytology, fluid analysis, and urinalysis. Caseload submissions are diverse and range from food and companion animals to laboratory animals and wildlife. The clinical laboratory is also dedicated to educating current and future veterinarians, and does so through pre-clinical teaching to Year 2 veterinary students, clinical training to resident and graduate students, and also continuing education to practitioners sponsored by the USU CVM, the Cache Valley Veterinary Practitioners Association (CVPA), and the Utah Veterinary Medical Association (UVMA).

The successful applicant will be expected to:Provide diagnostic clinical pathology services at the Utah Veterinary Medical Laboratory (UVDL)Work closely with the clinical pathology section head and laboratory manager to ensure timely and high-quality sample processing, diagnostic testing, clinical case reporting, proficiency testing, validation and correlation study testing, and new laboratory information system deployment. Provide clinical diagnostic service, there are also opportunities to instruct veterinary students and train residents and graduate students (if desired). If the position is filled by an American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)-eligible veterinary clinical pathologist, then ample time will be allocated during the work schedule for self-study and board exam preparation.

Minimum Qualifications:At the time of hire, the candidate must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD) degree or a foreign equivalent degree (BVSc)Satisfactorily completed three years of residency training in veterinary clinical pathology at a recognized institution (ACVP or ECVP)Be board-certified or board-eligible in veterinary clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and/or the European College of Veterinary Pathology (ECVP) Excellent communication skills (English) are essential. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout the proposed term of employment Successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment and ability to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals with ACVP board certification, a graduate degree (MS or PhD), and/or ? 2 years-experience in diagnostic veterinary clinical pathology.

Required Documents:
Along with the online application, please attach:Resume/CV - Detailed to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Documents 1-10"Cover Letter - addressing professional interests, diagnostic experience, commitment to diversity, and teaching experience (if applicable)Contact information and letter of recommendation from three referencesAll application materials must be received by February 15, 2023 to ensure full consideration, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions concerning this position can be sent to Dr. Shawn Zimmerman, the search committee chair, by email ( **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary:
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

College/Department Highlights:
The USU CMV is currently a partner in the Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine. Our veterinary medicine students spend their first two years at USU and then transfer to Washington State University (WSU) and finish the last two years of their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. Currently, thirty students are admitted to USU's program each year. With the creation of the USU College of Veterinary Medicine, USU's ninth and newest college, veterinary students will be able to spend all four years in Utah. Eventually, eighty students will be admitted each year (forty Utah residents and forty non-residents).

University Highlights:
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years. USU's statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master's and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU. A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good. The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university's ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at USU Land AcknowledgmentPlease visit our website to learn about Utah State's land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah. Notice of Non-discriminationIn its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU's non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner,, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner,, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.govU.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, *updated 11/2022

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