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Assistant or Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology, Summer 2021

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology, Summer 2021

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
May 11, 2021

The Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) invites applications for a faculty appointment in veterinary clinical pathology, available immediately. The appointment will be offered as a tenure- or clinical-track assistant or associate professor, dependent on the individual’s interests and qualifications. The successful candidate will join 3 other clinical pathologists and be expected to contribute to diagnostic service, research/scholarship, and teaching, dependent on final appointment parameters. The position can be part-time at 50% effort (primarily service and teaching) up to a full-time, 12 month appointment, the latter providing more time for research with commensurate increases in expectations. Teaching responsibilities in the DVM curriculum include shared participation in a core clinical pathology course and a clinical rotation, with additional opportunities available, including contributions to the graduate program. Compensation will depend upon qualifications and experience. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The UTCVM is located in Knoxville, a short drive away from the Great Smoky Mountains and from a number of state parks and recreation areas, with many outdoor activities available. The city also has many sporting events and a vibrant downtown with excellent restaurants, bustling farmer’s markets, and a lively arts and cultural scene including live music, theater, and many art and cultural festivals. It was recently named one of the country’s Top 100 Best Places to Live by and described as “the perfect combination of natural beauty and big city amenities”. For additional information about the UTCVM, applicants are directed to visit the college web site at:

The College currently matriculates 85-90 DVM students per year, some of whom go on to obtain combined degrees in our intercollegiate Comparative and Experimental Medicine graduate program. The department is home to diagnostic laboratories in clinical pathology, anatomic pathology, bacteriology/mycology, endocrinology, parasitology, immunology, virology, and pharmacology ( that serve the College’s Veterinary Medical Center and referring veterinarians. Current areas of research focus in the College include infectious disease/immunology and regenerative medicine. Faculty enjoy full access to University core facilities in advanced microscopy and ultrastructural imaging, DNA sequencing, and biological and small molecule mass spectrometry, among others. Advanced computing and modeling expertise are available through the University, NIMBioS, and in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Qualified applicants must have: (1) a DVM (or equivalent degree); (2) board certification in clinical pathology from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP), or eligibility to take the ACVP or ECVCP board certification examination in 2021; (3) excellent verbal and written communication skills, and (4) the ability to work well with others in a collegial, team atmosphere.  Those seeking a 12 month appointment will preferably have demonstrated interest and potential for sustained research productivity.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent, names and contact information for at least three professional references, current curriculum vitae, and a concise (up to 3-page) statement of diagnostic, teaching, and research aspirations. 

Review of applications will begin May 24, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries are welcome and can be directed to the search committee Chair, Dr. Bente Flatland, in care of: 

Ms. Donna Longmire
Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
[email protected]

Dr. Bente Flatland
Search Committee Chair
Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
[email protected]


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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