This job has expired

Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Michigan State University
East Lansing

Job Details

Job no: 769956
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Pathobiology Diagnostic Investigat Cvm 10046638
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Veterinary/Animal Care, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Veterinary Clinical Pathologist

Position Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications from motivated individuals to join our team of faculty in clinical pathology within the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation (PDI) and the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL). Depending on interests and qualifications, the appointments may be in the Tenure System or the Health Programs (HP) Faculty Appointment System. The successful applicants will be expected to enhance the education, research, and service missions of the CVM and VDL.

The MSU CVM is a major referral center for companion animals as well as for livestock, laboratory, zoo, and wildlife species. It has outstanding veterinary medical professionals and facilities, and it offers an excellent environment for professional growth and advancement in clinical pathology. The VDL is one of the premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the United States and provides full-service laboratory support to the MSU VMC, as well as to clients nationally and internationally. The clinical pathology section offers comprehensive service in the areas of clinical biochemistry, hematology, hemostasis, urinalysis, and cytology. The laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment including a Siemens ADVIA hematology analyzer, Beckman Coulter chemistry analyzer, Nova Prime blood gas/ critical care analyzer, STA Compact coagulation analyzer, and Attune NxT flow cytometer. The MSU VDL has a large and well-established residency program in pathology that provides faculty the opportunity to participate in training the next generation of veterinary diagnostic scientists.

Opportunities abound for the candidates to become part of many exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through MSU’s strong focus on comparative medicine and One Health. Additional opportunities for collaboration exist close by at the University of Michigan, the Van Andel Research Institute, and other research centers. Intramural funding for research projects is excellent, including a competitive research program in the CVM.

Michigan State University, the pioneer land-grant school, is one of the top research universities in the world where veterinary science has been taught since its 1855 founding. East Lansing’s collegiate atmosphere is complemented by the low cost-of-living and convenient access to large cultural centers, such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago. East Lansing and surrounding communities provide excellent public-school systems. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its many inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lakeshores, and world-class golf courses offers a wide variety of seasonal outdoor recreational activities (

Depending on the applicants' qualifications their primary department could be within the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation or the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree as well as board certification or eligibility by the American or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP or ECVP). Culture competence and excellent written and interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences, are required. The appointed individuals must have a strong commitment to providing outstanding professional diagnostic service through the clinical pathology services for the CVM Veterinary Medical Center (VMC), as well as for private veterinary general practitioners, specialty veterinary clinics, and other clients of the MSU VDL. The successful candidates will participate in preclinical or clinical instruction of DVM students and in advising, mentoring, and training graduate students and pathology residents.

For applicants interested in appointment in the Tenure System: A Ph.D. in a field aligned with veterinary pathology is required; at least one year of post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an independent research program that employs contemporary investigative techniques in an area of their interests that complement current departmental and college interests in translational biomedical research and supports graduate education.

For applicants interested in appointment in the Health Programs System: Scholarly activity is expected, which may include presentations at local, regional, and national meetings, collaborative research, publications and/or active participation in laboratory test development and innovation.

Required Application Materials

To apply, go to: Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates must also include a letter of intent specifying their qualifications, professional experience, career goals, commitment to diagnostic service, and if seeking a tenure stream position include a history of research funding and a statement of future research plans. Finally, the MSU CVM is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) of the College and the Veterinary Profession. Candidates are asked to identify their strengths, experiences, and plans in these areas as it relates to teaching, research and/or service in a DEI statement.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

Informal inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. John B. Kaneene are welcome (phones: 517-355-2269 (office) 517-899-3238(cell) or email, or visit our website Review of applications will be initiated May 4, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Review of Applications Begins On


Summary of Physical DemandsWork requiring lifting 50 pounds or more with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds or more.Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

Potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.


Department Statement

MSU CVM is committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided opportunity to flourish, and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Michigan State University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU and the College of Veterinary Medicine seek to recruit and retain a diverse student body and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and leaning. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Apr 11, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 11, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert