Iowa State University Clinical Track or Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor - Clinical Pathology in Ames, Iowa

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Posting Details

Posting Number 800243

Working Title Clinical Track or Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor - Clinical Pathology

Advertised Employing Department Veterinary Pathology

Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible

Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date May 1, 2019

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, renewable term clinical-track or tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor rank position as a Clinical Pathologist. Appointment type will be commensurate with candidate qualifications and interests. The department has key responsibilities in diagnostic pathology services, research, and teaching.

At the rank of Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate professor, the position will consist of 40-50% diagnostic clinical pathology service, 40% teaching, including clinical pathology rotations for senior veterinary students, 5-10% scholarship and/or scholarly programs, and 5% institutional service. At a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor rank, the assignments are approximately 30-40% diagnostic clinical pathology services, 35-40% teaching professional DVM and graduate student courses, 20-30% collaborative research, and 5% institutional service. Actual percentages are somewhat flexible depending on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs.

Faculty participate in teaching as per position assignment. As an overview, clinical pathology teaching occurs during years 2-4 of the veterinary curriculum, and consists of a year 2 foundational course, a year 3 clinical pathology techniques course, and year 4 clinical pathology rotations. Also, participation in clinical pathology resident training, a departmental seminar course, clinical pathology rounds, and instruction of clinical faculty are expected within the department.

The selected individual will be expected to develop an active scholarly program. For an individual on the clinical track, this could include advancing the discipline of clinical pathology through creation and dissemination of new knowledge and participating in collaborative research by providing expertise to faculty who would benefit from the insights and expertise of a clinical pathologist. For appointment in the tenure-track, collaboration and expertise resulting in peer-reviewed publications is expected. Research areas include, but not are limited to, animal models of human disease, infectious diseases, carcinogenesis, toxicology, host-pathogen interactions, parasitology, educational scholarship, and comparative clinical pathology.

The successful candidate will also have a collegial, collaborative attitude and willingness to participate in all levels of student education. The candidate will be highly self-motivated, innovative, and will possess excellent communication skills and experience working with a diverse population. Furthermore, the candidate will demonstrate professional maturity with a leadership style that contributes to a positive culture, and have a compassionate and empathetic nature towards the clients and patients of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. All faculty and staff members are expected to interact in a collegial and professional manor, maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics, and are asked to sign a statement of collegiality to this extent

Required Education and Experience

  • DVM or equivalent
  • Qualification for Phase 2 of the ACVP examination in clinical pathology or ECVCP board certification in clinical pathology

In addition, positions at the following ranks will also require: Clinical Associate Professor: - ACVP or ECVCP board certification in clinical pathology - 5 years of related experience in a discipline relevant to clinical pathology

Assistant Professor: - Graduate degree in a discipline relevant to pathology - A record of rigorous training and experience in teaching and diagnostic clinical pathology and hypothesis driven research

Associate Professor:
- Graduate degree in a discipline relevant to pathology - A record of rigorous training and experience in teaching and diagnostic clinical pathology and hypothesis driven research - ACVP or ECVCP board certification in Clinical Pathology - A record commensurate with rank for appointment in the College of Veterinary medicine

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Additional years of experience in diagnostic pathology
  • Teaching in the areas of clinical pathology
  • Prior grant writing experience
  • Postdoctoral training experience

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Board Certification – ACVP or ECVCP

Department/Program & College Description

The Department of Veterinary Pathology provides diagnostic services to the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, and practicing veterinarians across the country, which results in a diverse and robust species caseload. The clinical pathology laboratory is located within the LEED® Gold certified veterinary medical clinic complex completed in 2012, and uses an integrated medical records and laboratory information management system.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 34,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Dr. Doug Jones

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Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three References 4) Statement of Career Goals 5) Statement of Teaching and/or Research Interests If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 02/01/2019

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Assistant Professor - 1700

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Job Category Faculty

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