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Veterinary Pathologist/Assistant Professor

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Hopkinsville, KY

Job Details

Posting Number:

20240043FAC

Job Title:

Veterinary Pathologist/Assistant Professor

About Murray State:

Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Hopkinsville, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Faculty (Non-Tenure-Track)

Department:

Breathitt Veterinary Center

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Murray State University is seeking a full-time Veterinary Pathologist/Assistant Professor for its Hopkinsville, KY location.

The Veterinary Pathologist/Assistant Professor’s primary responsibilities include the following:

  • This position is 85% diagnostic pathology, 10% teaching, and 5% scholarly activity.
  • Conduct necropsy and histopathologic examinations on mammalian, avian and exotic carcasses. Then choose appropriate ancillary tests and report findings to the submitting client within a timely manner.
  • Histopathologic examination of formalin fixed samples submitted by referring veterinarians.
  • Conduct cytodiagnostics by examining, interpreting, and reporting finds on submitted cytologies (aspirates and impression smears), occasional blood smears, and urine sediments.
  • Conduct rabies testing which includes setting up and interpreting FA tests for potential rabies cases.
  • Provide consultation and continuing education for veterinarians and livestock farmers.
  • Support the curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program as an Assistant Professor.
  • Attend annual meetings such as the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians or American College of Veterinary Pathologist.
  • Adherence to the Quality Management System and utilization of LIMS.
  • Expected to work as a member of a team and leverage the experience of other pathologists for challenging cases.
  • Good communication skills including both written and oral are necessary to provide clear explanations of results to clients.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Candidates must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • A minimum of a Masters in Anatomical Pathology/Pathobiology or completion of a residency program from an AVMA/AAVLD/ACLAM accredited program is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience in diagnostic work beyond the degree or residency program is preferred.
  • Experience with livestock and poultry in addition to small animals is also preferred.

Work Hours:

  • Up to 5% local travel to present and attend professional meetings.
  • This position is included in an after-hours rotation to accommodate livestock producers and may require responding on weekends and holidays.

Posting Date:

02/29/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by March 31, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Breathitt Veterinary Center participates in the DHS E-verify program.

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

Company info
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Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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