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Faculty position in diagnostic pathology

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine invites applications for a full-time clinical-track or full-time tenure-track faculty position in diagnostic pathology in the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU VDL). Applications for clinical-track will be accepted at the levels of clinician or senior clinician. Applications for tenure-track positions will be accepted at the levels of assistant, associate, or full professor. The ISU VDL is a full-service laboratory accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The caseload is diverse, with food-animal species representing the majority of submissions. The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide diagnostic pathology support and deliver comprehensive diagnostic case information to practicing veterinarians and other animal-health professionals. The ability to interact, communicate, and collaborate with progressive practicing veterinarians and other stakeholders in animal agriculture is essential. The person in this position will be expected to engage in discovery by continuing the ISU VDL’s long history of applied research that directly benefits animal agriculture. The successful applicant will also be expected to aid in the development and implementation of new diagnostic procedures and assist in maintaining quality-assurance programs. The position includes instruction of veterinary students, guidance and training of graduate students and residents, and creative use of case material for teaching and/or research. Requirements for all positions include a DVM or equivalent degree, advanced degree (MS or PhD) in pathology or microbiology or a related field, and experience in veterinary production-animal medicine. In addition, appointment as a senior clinician will require a minimum of 6 years’ experience in diagnostic medicine. Appointment as an associate or full professor requires an established record of scholarship appropriate to each rank at ISU. Preferred qualifications include working knowledge and experience with food-animal agriculture, experience communicating and collaborating with stakeholders in the food-animal industry, experience in applied food-animal infectious disease research, experience in the instruction of veterinary students, PhD in veterinary pathology, board eligible or board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and national or international distinction and reputation for outstanding contributions in the field of diagnostic medicine. For more details and to submit an application, candidates are directed to the “Faculty” portion of the ISU jobs Web site at and specifically Vacancy ID# 130965. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013. If you have specific questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Dr Rodger Main, ISU VDL Director, at 515-231-4571 or via e-mail at