Assistant/Associate Professor - Anatomic Veterinary Pathologist

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 17 Oct 2022

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Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Anatomic Veterinary Pathologist
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Posting Number 202200302F
Proposed Annual Salary Range Commensurate with background and experience, range $122,000 to $145,000
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Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology has 80 faculty members, 21 of whom are housed in the Diagnostic Medicine Center. Faculty members assigned to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories (VDL) provide service in anatomic pathology, microbiology, toxicology and parasitology. Faculty share teaching responsibilities in their areas and have responsibilities in the department’s post-DVM training program in pathology.
The VDL process over 120,000 accessions per year. The laboratory performs approximately 1,400 necropsies on a variety of domestic and exotic animals each year and has a busy biopsy service which draws case material from across the USA. Each year, over 30,000 histopathological slides are evaluated for animal owners, veterinarians, and researchers. This position will reside at the main laboratory in Fort Collins, CO. Additionally, VDL has branch laboratories in Rocky Ford and Grand Junction, CO.
Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 40
% Teaching 25
% Service 25
% Administration 50
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/17/2022
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Position Summary
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, is seeking an anatomic veterinary pathologist for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position involves a 50% commitment to service activities of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories and a 50% commitment to teaching, research and academic service activities. The effort distribution between research and teaching is negotiable. The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is an AAVLD-accredited, full service laboratory. Service responsibilities are shared amongst eleven faculty anatomic pathologists from the Department and additional service-only pathologists. The VDL receive animals and surgical specimens from veterinary practitioners, animal owners, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. It also functions as a training site for veterinary students and pathology residents.
Teaching commitments include practicum teaching during the necropsy laboratory rotations for veterinary students and pathology residents and hospital surgical rotations for pathology residents and graduate students. Didactic classroom teaching in the undergraduate, graduate and/or professional veterinary medicine curricula of the department also is part of the commitment.
Involvement in a collaborative research program is an expectation. Preference will be given to persons with interests and expertise to collaborate with the college’s established Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE). These are the Infectious Disease Research and Response Network, Cancer Biology & Comparative Oncology, the Animal Reproduction & Biotechnology Laboratory, the Musculoskeletal Research Program, and the Molecular, Cellular, & Integrative Neurosciences Program.
A five percent effort devoted to professional/academic service is expected.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
Qualifications for this position include a DVM degree or equivalent and advanced training in anatomic pathology.
American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) board certification is required.
The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, an interest in applied pathology, pathology training, and research experience in collaborative investigations.
Preferred Job Qualifications
PhD in a discipline related to biomedical sciences is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a CV, Cover Letter that addresses qualifications and experience, including clinical service and scholarly activity, a Diversity Statement (which examples commitment to diversity/equity/inclusion), a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and names and contacts of three (3) professional references.
For full consideration, please apply on or before October 17, 2022, 11:59pm MT.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Search Contact Josh.Daniels@colostate.edu

Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Teaching, Research/Scholarly Activity, Academic/Professional Service
Duty/Responsibility
Teaching commitments include practicum teaching during the necropsy laboratory rotations for veterinary students and pathology residents and hospital surgical rotations for pathology residents and graduate students. Didactic classroom teaching in the undergraduate, graduate and/or professional veterinary medicine curricula of the department also is part of the commitment. 
Involvement in a collaborative research program is an expectation. Preference will be given to persons with interests and expertise to collaborate with the college’s established Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE). These are the Infectious Disease Research and Response Network, Cancer Biology & Comparative Oncology, the Animal Reproduction & Biotechnology Laboratory, the Musculoskeletal Research Program, and the Molecular, Cellular, & Integrative Neurosciences Program. 
Five percent effort devoted to academic/professional service is expected.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Commitment to diagnostic service activities of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Duty/Responsibility
Biopsy and Necropsy service responsibilities are shared amongst nine pathologists from the Department. The Diagnostic Laboratory receives animals and surgical specimens from veterinary practitioners, animal owners, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. It also functions as a training site for veterinary students and pathology residents.
Percentage Of Time 50

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