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Iowa State University Clinical-track Assistant - Associate - Full Professor – Diagnostic Pathology (PART-TIME) in Ames, Iowa

Position Title:Clinical-track Assistant - Associate - Full Professor – Diagnostic Pathology (PART-TIME)

Appointment Type:Faculty

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa invites nominations and applications for a part-time clinical term faculty position at the rank of Clinical Assistant, Clinical Associate or Clinical Professor in diagnostic pathology in our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU VDL) is an AAVLD-accredited, full-service laboratory that serves veterinarians and animal owners of the state of Iowa and across the United States. The caseload is diverse with swine representing the majority of submissions. The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide diagnostic pathology support and deliver comprehensive diagnostic case information on cases from all animal species in a concise and well-organized manner 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 may also have the opportunity to establish a collaborative applied research program in areas such as infectious disease epidemiology, pathogenesis and control. 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 will also have the opportunity to teach veterinary students in both classroom and laboratory settings and mentor graduate students.

The successful candidate must have a collegial, collaborative attitude and willingness to participate in departmental programs and committees. Iowa State University especially seeks candidates who are interested in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach. The candidate will demonstrate commitment to delivering exceptional diagnostic service, dedication to all levels of education, and contribute to the national prominence of the ISU VDL, VDPAM, and Iowa State University.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree

  • At least two years of advanced pathology training, including histopathology training after receiving a DVM (or equivalent degree).

In addition to the requirements above, below are minimum qualifications at the following ranks:


CLINCAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: A minimum of 5 years of experience in diagnostic pathology.

CLINICAL PROFESSOR: A minimum of 10 years of experience in diagnostic pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD or equivalent degree in Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Microbiology, Population Sciences in Animal Health, or other related veterinary fields.

  • Working knowledge and experience with production animal medicine.

  • Demonstrated working experience coordinating cases in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory.

  • Demonstrated ability to instruct veterinary students.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and training in diversity and inclusion.

  • Certification in Anatomic Pathology from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, European College of Veterinary Pathologists, or Japanese College of Veterinary Pathologists.

Department/Program & College Description:

VDPAM was created in 1997 to strategically grow the resources and emphasis in production animal medicine at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. VDPAM consists of approximately 55 faculty and 170 staff. Many of our faculty and staff serve food animal agriculture through service units in the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center’s Food Animal and Camelid Hospital, the Veterinary Field Services unit and the ISU VDL. The ISU VDL provides quality diagnostic services including necropsy, bacteriology, serology, histopathology, virology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, next-generation sequencing, and toxicology as well as other analytical services. The pathology section of the ISU VDL utilizes state of the art instrumentation including routine digital slide scanning for diagnostic cases, fluorescent and chromogenic in situ hybridization, RNAscope , and digital image analysis.

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Proposed Start Date:March 1, 2024

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:June 30, 2026

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Part time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications of the job posting

  3. Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;• Generous leave plans;• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);• Life insurance and long-term disability;• Flexible Spending Accounts;• Various voluntary benefits and discounts;• Employee Assistance Program;• Wellbeing program.

Original Posting Date: January 31, 2023

Posting Close Date:December 30, 2023

Job Requisition Number:R10908

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

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. (

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If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources ( website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.