Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Histology- Tenure Track

Employer
Louisiana State University
Location
Louisiana, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Mar 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) has a nine- month position available at the Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor level to teach histology/cell biology in the Anatomy curriculum to first-year veterinary students. We are especially interested in an individual with instructional experience in anatomy and pathology who is comfortable within the 'ONE HEALTH’ paradigm. This individual will a) introduce first-year veterinary students to the linkage between anatomical structure in a range of domestic animal species and the responses to pathologic stimuli/exposures, and b) have a demonstrated ability to link/compare responses of domestic animals to disease stimuli with human responses to related stimuli.  Preference will be given to candidates who have an active and funded (or at least, fundable) research program, and especially to those candidates whose research program would fit well within the framework of the LSU SVM COVID-19/SARS-2 research initiative.

 

The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Histology will teach primarily in the anatomy lectures and laboratories, with primary assignment in veterinary histo-pathology and cell biology lectures and laboratories in the veterinary professional curriculum, and perform other duties as assigned. He/she should be comfortable within the 'One Health' paradigm. He/she will mentor professional and graduate students and contribute service at the department, school, and university levels and within his/her professional sphere.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Teaching primarily in the gross anatomy curriculum; focus on introducing first-year veterinary students to the link between anatomical structure in a range of domestic animal species and responses to pathologic stimuli/exposures, as well as having demonstrated ability to link/compare responses of domestic animals to disease stimuli with human responses to related stimuli.
  • Research experience in setting up a BSL2/3 laboratory, with an active research program that would fit well within the framework of the LSU SVM COVID-19/SARS-2  research initiative
  • Contributing service at the department, school, and university levels and within his/her professional sphere, especially in providing assistance to  necropsy services, as needed, in the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory ((LADDL) at the LSU SVM.
  • Provide teaching instruction to Graduate Students
 

Minimum Qualifications:

Assistant Professor of Histology (Tenure Track):

PhD or equivalent degree in gross anatomy or other relevant field with 3 years of experience

Specific Experience: Applicants with a DVM or equivalent degree, with Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, experience teaching histo-pathology in a School/College of Veterinary Medicine are strongly preferred.  

 

Preferred Qualifications:

DVM or equivalent, with major teaching experience in veterinary histo-pathology and cell biology with more than 3 years of experience

Specific Experience: Has played a major role in the design/implementation of innovative teaching models. Experience in managing teaching facilities. Should have contributed service to his/her current institution and profession at all levels (classroom, school, university, etc.) within his/her professional sphere.

 

Associate Professor of Histology (Tenure Track):

PhD or equivalent degree in gross anatomy or other relevant field with 5 years of experience

Specific Experience: Applicants with a DVM or equivalent degree, with Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, experience teaching histo-pathology in a School/College of Veterinary Medicine are strongly preferred.  

 

Preferred Qualifications:

DVM or equivalent, with major teaching experience in veterinary histo-pathology and cell biology with more than 3 years of experience

Specific Experience: Has played a major role in the design/implementation of innovative teaching models. Experience in managing teaching facilities. Should have contributed service to his/her current institution and profession at all levels (classroom, school, university, etc.) within his/her professional sphere.

 

Professor of Histology (Tenure Track):

PhD or equivalent degree in gross anatomy or other relevant field with 8 years of experience

Specific Experience: Applicants with a DVM or equivalent degree, with Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, experience teaching histo-pathology in a School/College of Veterinary Medicine are strongly preferred.  

 

Preferred Qualifications:

DVM or equivalent, with major teaching experience in veterinary histo-pathology and cell biology with more than 3 years of experience

Specific Experience: Has played a major role in the design/implementation of innovative teaching models. Experience in managing teaching facilities. Should have contributed service to his/her current institution and profession at all levels (classroom, school, university, etc.) within his/her professional sphere.

 

 

Special or Physical Qualifications: (All Levels):

Must be able to lift items weighing up to 40 lbs.
Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Ability and willingness to work periodic odd hours and some holidays in animal/laboratory/class preparation.
*Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.
 

Job Competencies (All Levels):

Advanced in Animal handling - capable of handling and embalming large and small animals

Proficient in Computer application knowledge - knowledge of applicable computer applications

Advanced in Ethical practices and behavior - ability to adhere to and promote ethical business practices

Advanced in Medical resources - knowledge of available medical resources and terminology

Advanced in Teaching instruction - ability to provide teaching instruction and relate to clinical conditions

Advanced in Technical skills - ability to utilize technical skills

Advanced in Laboratory safety - ability to work with Biosafety Level II biohazards, incl. infectious diseases

Advanced in Personal interaction - ability to interact with others (verbal and written)

Advanced in Attention to detail - ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment

Advanced in Prioritize and multi-task - ability to prioritize, organize, and perform simultaneously

 

Special Instructions:

Please provide your cover letter, resume, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Starting salary and appointment will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience. Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application. 

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

 

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

 

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu