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Iowa State University Clinical Assistant Professor - Food Animal Diagnostician in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Clinical Assistant Professor - Food Animal Diagnostician

Appointment Type:Faculty

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa invites nominations and applications for a full-time term faculty position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor in food animal diagnostics 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 large majority of submissions. The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide diagnostic pathology support and deliver comprehensive diagnostic case information on swine and other food animal cases in a concise and well-organized manner on a year-round (12 month) basis 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 also have a significant role in extension and outreach activities for the VDL providing a variety of value-added services to clients such as data compilation, case series investigations, field investigations, client education programming and wet labs.

The person in this position may also have the opportunity to establish a collaborative research program in areas such as swine infectious disease epidemiology, pathogenesis and control. The successful applicant will also be expected to aid in the development and implementation of new swine 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 and residents.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree.

  • A combination of two years of experience and education in veterinary diagnostic medicine including advanced training in histopathology.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Working knowledge and experience with swine production medicine.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders in the livestock industry.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently conduct applied swine infectious disease research.

  • Demonstrated ability to instruct veterinary students.

  • Certification in Food Animal Practice, Beef Cattle Practice, or Swine Health Management Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

  • Certification in Swine Health Practice through the Executive Veterinary Program.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and training in diversity and inclusion.

  • Experience in a diagnostic laboratory setting.

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Proposed Start Date:February 1, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:June 30, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:00 (Faculty)

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

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.

Original Posting Date:November 17, 2020

Posting Close Date:December 20, 2020

Job Requisition Number:R3634

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 30,000 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.

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.

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

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.

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