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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Michigan State University
East Lansing

Job Details

Job no: 820019
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, Remote-Friendly
Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications from qualified individuals to join the faculty of the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation (PDI). The appointment will be in the Tenure System. The successful applicants will be expected to establish and maintain an independent research program using contemporary investigative techniques and will join a departmental faculty of ~30 individuals that include individuals focusing on basic and applied aspects of pathology, immunology, toxicology, virology, oncology, and endocrinology. Teaching is an important component of CVM’s mission to which the applicant is expected to contribute. Successful candidates will participate in the preclinical training of DVM students as well as participate in advising, mentoring, and instruction of graduate students and pathology residents. There are also opportunities to contribute to the diagnostic service in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), depending on the candidate’s interest and veterinary specialty board certification.

For applicants interested in diagnostics, the MSU CVM is a premier referral center for companion animals and horses as well as 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. The VDL is one of the largest veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the United States and provides full-service laboratory support to the MSU Veterinary Medical Center as well as to clients nationally and internationally. The MSU VDL is state-of-the-art and has a large and well-established residency program in pathology, which provides faculty the opportunity to participate in training the next generation of veterinary diagnostic scientists.

Michigan State University has outstanding college-based and university-wide basic and translational research programs that provide ample opportunity for collaborative research with faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine, with those of the two human medical schools on campus and those in many other basic science departments. Additional opportunities for collaboration exist with investigators at the Applied Immunology Center for Education and Research (AICER), Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Precision Health, and a new Center of Excellence in Imaging and Image-Guided Therapies. Core facilities include advanced microscopy, proteomics, statistics, high performance computing, genomics, and flow cytometry to name a few. Such collaborative activities are encouraged at both the departmental and college levels, and support is available for grant writing, locating external funding resources, and processing grant submissions both pre- and post-approval. Internal funding opportunities are also available through endowed research funds. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in graduate education programs at MSU including the Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology (CMIB) and BioMolecular Science (BMS) programs. The College of Veterinary Medicine has active faculty development and mentorship programs to facilitate career progression.

Michigan State University is located on one of the nation's largest and most beautiful campuses, and the University is home to a diverse international community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists, teachers and leaders. East Lansing’s collegiate atmosphere is complimented by low cost of living with 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 numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lakeshores, world-class golf courses, and ample snowfall offers a broad variety of seasonal outdoor recreational activities. Visit the for more details.

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

A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree and/or a PhD and evidence of potential for developing an extramurally funded research program are required. For DVM applicants, board certification in a veterinary specialty is desired.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit:(1) a curriculum vitae;(2) the names and contact information for three professional references who will be asked to evaluate the candidate's research experience and potential, interpersonal and communication skills, and teaching attributes; (3) a letter of intent specifying their qualifications, professional experience, career goals, history of research funding, statement of future research plans, and teaching philosophy; and (4) a diversity, equity, and inclusion 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

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Informal inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Richard Fulton, are welcome (phone: 517-353-3701 or or visit our website

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Summary of Health Risks

Health risk will vary based on the applicant hired. Potential risks are listed below.

  • Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.
  • Wear a respirator (does not include paper dust mask worn for comfort).
  • Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as exposure to formaldehyde.
Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

We are 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.

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: Oct 10, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 10, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


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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.


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