Utah State University

Veterinary Anatomic Pathology w/emphasis in Toxicology – Assistant or Associate Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/16/2024 12:00 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Clinical & Life Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Veterinary Clinical and Life Sciences (VCLS) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Utah State University (USU) is seeking applicants for a tenure track or professional practice assistant or associate professor of anatomic pathology with an emphasis in toxicology, with the assignment of 60% teaching, 35% Extension (clinical diagnostic service), and 5% service. This is a tenure track, fiscal-year (12-month) position with an  anticipated start date of September 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024, and continue until the position has been filled. The tenure-track ranks of assistant professor or associate professor, and the non-tenure track ranks of professional practice assistant or professional practice associate professor will be considered, depending on preference, qualifications, and experience of the successful applicant. The clinical diagnostic service role is provided through the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UVDL). The UVDL is a cooperative effort by USU and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD).


This position is eligible for excellent benefits, including paid holidays, 22 vacation days/year, a 50% undergraduate tuition reduction for employees and dependents, competitive health benefits packages, and a generous contribution to retirement. In addition, up to 4 days/month may be used for consulting work. View more information here: Summary of Benefits 2023-2024.


Position responsibilities for teaching (Primary role 60%):

  • Contribute to the design, development, and delivery of veterinary medical instruction in the DVM degree curriculum including: providing lecture and laboratory instruction in toxicology and anatomic pathology to veterinary students; provide instruction in other veterinary courses commensurate with background, expertise and needs of the program; assist with veterinary student club activities; and contribute to the training of veterinary pathology residents and graduate students
  • Develop and implement innovative teaching methodologies, assessment tools, and evaluation criteria to measure veterinary students’ veterinary medical competence and mastery
  • Contribute to developing the DVM degree curriculum and other curriculum activities associated with their expertise

Position responsibilities for extension - clinical diagnostic service at the UVDL (35%):

  • Perform the duties of your veterinary diagnostic laboratory specialty by serving as an on-duty veterinary medical diagnostician throughout the year
  • Provide medical interpretations of data generated by laboratory technicians in your section and summarize cases wherein laboratory data is generated from more than one section
  • Document laboratory medical findings by photographic and written reports
  • Communicate, both orally and in writing, laboratory findings to submitting veterinarians, animal owners, public health officials, and regulatory personnel
  • Provide toxicology and anatomic pathology support to researchers
  • Demonstrate scholarship in veterinary laboratory diagnostic medicine by publishing case reports, reviews, etc. in peer-reviewed journals
  • Participate significantly in maintaining laboratory accreditation
  • Additional duties that support the overall mission of the UVDL

Position responsibilities for service (5%):

  • Contribute to the department, college, university, and profession through service (e.g., serve on graduate student, curriculum, hiring, and admissions committees)


Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • PhD in toxicology or closely related field
  • Board certification (or eligibility) with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP). For board-eligible individuals, time will be allowed for board preparation
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as a team member in a collaborative setting
  • Strong English language written and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of excellent teaching performance in an academic and/or similar professional setting.
  • Board certification with the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT)

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Curriculum Vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and methods to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Currently, the USU CVM participates in a “2+2” program with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University and the broader Washington – Idaho – Montana – Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that provides instruction to 30 students in each class cohort. However, in 2022 the State of Utah approved the establishment of a full 4-year DVM degree program at USU with the goal of admitting its inaugural class of 40 students in the fall of 2025 and supporting a class size of 80 veterinary students in subsequent years. This position offers multiple opportunities for professional development in instruction, curriculum design, and innovative teaching methods. Applicants with an interest in the development of innovative teaching methods and resources are strongly encouraged to apply.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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