Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology

Job description

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) in Lexington, KY seeks applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position in diagnostic veterinary anatomic pathology.

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a busy, full-service, NAHLN certified, and AAVLD-accredited laboratory with state-of-the-art necropsy and teaching facilities. Veterinary pathologists at the UKVDL play pivotal roles in diagnosing animal diseases associated with Kentucky's signature and internationally recognized equine industry, substantial beef cattle and poultry industries, small farms, zoo and wildlife populations, and companion animals.

The successful candidate will 1) provide accurate diagnostic pathology services including coordination of necropsy, surgical biopsy, and cytology cases, 2) effectively communicate with clients through timely diagnostic reports and correspondence, 3) develop and apply contemporary methodologies to advance diagnostic veterinary pathology or allied disciplines, 4) contribute to animal health research through systemic inquiry using diagnostic case materials, collaborative research, or independent research in veterinary pathology or an allied discipline, and 5) have the potential to teach and mentor veterinary students and residents, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1) Letter of Intent (upload under Cover Letter)
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Names, addresses, and contact information of three references (upload under Specific Request 1).

Informal inquires and questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Alan Loynachan, Search Committee Chair, by email [email protected] or phone 859-257-8283.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology

Requisition Number

Working Title
Diagnostic Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist

Department Name

Work Location
1490 Bull Lea Road, Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

DVM or equivalent degree

Required Related Experience

Completion of a three year residency program in veterinary anatomic pathology.

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with veterinary diagnostic laboratory experience, advanced graduate degrees (MS and/or PhD), and veterinary pathology board certification (ACVP, ECVP, ASVP, or JCVP)

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University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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