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Assistant / Associate/ Full Professor Anatomic Pathologist

Washington State University
Pullman, WA

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Available Title(s):

164-NN_FACULTY - Clinical Assistant Professor - Career, 165-NN_FACULTY - Clinical Associate Professor - Career, 166-NN_FACULTY - Clinical Professor - Career

Business Title:

Assistant / Associate/ Full Professor Anatomic Pathologist

Employee Type:


Time Type:

Full time

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Position Details:

The Washington State University (WSU) Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP) and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is inviting applicants to fill a full-time continuous career track (clinical track) or tenure track faculty position in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology. The successful applicant will join a dedicated team focused on clinical service, clinical and didactic teaching, and scholarship with the opportunity of leadership within WADDL.

The successful applicant will have opportunities to participate in diagnostic service in WADDL, clinical and didactic instruction of professional veterinary students and residents, and conduct collaborative research/ scholarship that aligns with VMP and WADDL. The amount of effort dedicated to each area is negotiable. Expectations for scholarship/ research will be greater for a successful tenure track applicant, appropriate to rank. For individuals at the Associate and Full Professor level, there is opportunity for leadership within WADDL and/or engagement with digital pathology, machine learning and artificial intelligence projects. The successful applicant must be able to effectively communicate and work with people of diverse backgrounds.

The successful applicant will join a highly collaborative team of seven ACVP boarded pathologists along with thirteen anatomic pathology and microbiology residents in a new, state-of-the-art 60,000 sq. ft. veterinary medical diagnostic laboratory providing diagnostic service to the veterinarians and agriculture producers of Washington state, and to clients in our veterinary teaching hospital, in conjunction with clinical training of veterinary students and residents. WADDL is an AAVLD accredited full service veterinary diagnostic laboratory having a case load that spans domestic species, wildlife, and aquaculture with an emphasis on infectious disease. Further WADDL is a Tier 1 USDA National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) laboratory at the forefront of animal disease surveillance. The faculty environment in VMP and WADDL is collegial, highly supportive and includes productive interactions with three ACVM boarded microbiologists, a boarded parasitologist, a boarded toxicologist, state regulatory and public health veterinarians, and infectious disease researchers.

The successful applicant will provide diagnostic service in necropsy and histopathology (including immunohistochemistry) to WADDL, engage with pathology relevant NAHLN activities and contribute to clinical teaching of 4th year veterinary medical students and anatomic pathology residents. Teaching in the preclinical veterinary curriculum is expected in either General Pathology, Systemic Pathology, and/or other relevant courses. Effort can also be directed to scholarly activity and academic service with an expectation for creative publication that is synergistic with VMP and WADDL’s clinical, teaching and research missions. There is opportunity for leadership of pathology focused sections within WADDL if desired.

Required Qualification, all ranks:

  • A doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree and satisfactory completion of a post-DVM anatomic pathology residency training program are required. Diplomate status or board eligibility with the intention to complete the board examination in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or European College of Veterinary Pathologists is expected within 3 years of start date.

  • Demonstrated abilities for the position include effective communication with clients, clinicians, and practitioners.

  • Experience interpreting and incorporating pathological findings and ancillary laboratory test results into final diagnoses and case summaries with recommendations to clients, including regulatory veterinarians, based on those results.

  • The ability to work effectively with DVM and post-DVM students in a classroom or small group environment.

  • A record of peer-reviewed publications, especially for tenured or tenure-track candidates.

Additional Required Qualifications for Associate/Full Professor ranks:

  • Successful completion of board examination by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or European College of Veterinary Pathologists.

  • Five or ten years’ experience respectively performing the above duties.

Preferred Qualifications both career and tenure track applicants, all ranks:

  • Include a record of scholarly productivity consistent with the level of experience and appropriate to rank and track (Assistant or Associate or Full/Career or Tenure), as evidenced by collaborative basic, clinical/ diagnostic, or applied research and publication of results in peer-reviewed scientific journals, evidence of expertise in teaching, and commitment to provision of outstanding clinical service.

  • Experience in areas that align with the diagnostic strengths of WADDL and VMP are preferred including infectious diseases, wildlife, and aquatic animals.

  • Advanced research training (PhD) in infectious disease, diagnostic/comparative pathology or similar field is preferred for tenure track applicants. For applicants interested in leadership responsibilities within WADDL, a record of staff and diagnostic laboratory supervision is preferred.

Further information regarding tenure and promotion guidelines can be found here:

For tenure track consideration, candidates must demonstrate a significant record of scholarship. Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must demonstrate potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants for Associate or Full Professor must have an active extramurally-funded research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/international recognition.

This position functions in the role of public veterinary medical practice which has been identified as veterinary shortage situation in the National Veterinary Medical Service Act (NVMSA). Veterinarians recruited into this position may be eligible for the NIFA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) providing up to $25,000 each year towards qualified educational loans for three years. As a state public University, WSU employees are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Plan.


The WSU CVM is organized into five departments/schools, including Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP), Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN), the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB), and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health (SGH), each dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service (


The Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology’s mission is “to enhance animal and public health through teaching veterinary and graduate students, training veterinary pathology and microbiology residents, and conducting biomedical research in infectious diseases and immunology”. The department takes pride in what we believe is an environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, personal and professional growth, and productivity. Although few faculty members are intensively involved in all three traditional missions of teaching, research, and service, we value and seek excellence in each.


The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory is an American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) accredited full-service unit integrated within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. The WADDL’s mission is to provide accurate, state-of-the-art, timely, and cost-effective diagnostic services, consultation, disease surveillance and outreach to safeguard animal health, the food supply, and public health. Further, WADDL contributes to the University and College of Veterinary Medicine through discovery, scholarly activity, and education. The WADDL is a USDA-APHIS National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) Tier I Laboratory and is in the FDA Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network for investigation of food safety. The sections of WADDL include aquatic health, bacteriology, histopathology/ immunohistochemistry, immunodiagnostics (including serology, virology, and BSE testing), molecular diagnostics, next generation sequencing, necropsy, and parasitology along with a branch laboratory in Puyallup, WA focused on avian health and food safety.


Washington State University is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students on the Pullman campus and 30,000 students system-wide. There are eleven colleges offering 63 doctoral degree programs along with four professional degree programs (veterinary medicine, medicine, pharmacy, and business). The University of Idaho, also a land-grant university, is in Moscow, Idaho, 8 miles from the Pullman campus. These communities offer a friendly, small-town living environment and access to a rich assortment of cultural, recreational, and athletic attractions. Pullman has a four-season climate, clean air, good schools, affordable homes, and a low crime rate. Pullman (population 34,000) is about 75 miles south of Spokane, Washington, and lies close to recreational areas in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit: The university’s web page,, offers additional information about WSU and the surrounding area.

Additional Information:


College of Veterinary Medicine

Department Name:

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology/Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164-7010

Department Link:

Annual Salary:

$142,000 - $180,000 | Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty visit:

Find total compensation information here:

Overtime Eligibility:

Overtime Ineligible

FTE: 100%

This is a career track (clinical track) or tenure track position.

Posting Close Date:

Applicants must submit their completed application by Tuesday, August 6, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must upload all required documents listed below to their online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications.

  • External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.

  • All documents must be attached before submitting the application. The application cannot be edited once submitted.

  • Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files.

  • Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible.

  • Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Letter of intent summarizing the candidate’s qualifications, interest in the position, experiences, and career goals

  • Statement of diagnostic interests and goals

  • Statement of didactic and clinical teaching interests and goals

  • Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or


Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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