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Clinical Assistant/Associate/Professor- AZ - Anatomic Pathology- College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

Job Details

Join our dynamic team at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine! The Department of Pathology and Population Medicine is seeking a passionate and dedicated full-time faculty member in anatomic pathology. Our pathology team consists of four full-time anatomic pathologists and three clinical pathologists, creating a vibrant and collaborative environment.

This role offers flexibility with the option of tenure-track or non-tenure-track, tailored to your career aspirations. As a key member of our faculty, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of veterinary medicine by teaching and mentoring our talented students, advancing our pathology program, and providing essential pathology services to on-campus clinical programs, private practitioners, and industry clients. You will also have the rewarding responsibility of supervising and training our three anatomic pathology residents and helping them grow as veterinary diagnosticians.

We encourage our faculty to engage in independent and/or collaborative research, offering guidance and support for student research projects.

If you're ready to make a significant impact in veterinary pathology and inspire the next generation of veterinarians, we invite you to apply and join our esteemed institution.

The following qualifications are required:
  • DVM or equivalent degree (AVMA-accredited degree program preferred)
  • Board certification by ACVP or ECVP (or eligibility)
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Teaching and diagnostic pathology experience
  • A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students, and an understanding of student-centered learning
  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service
The following qualifications are desirable but not required:
  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant field of study
  • Additional advanced training in pathology
Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and professional education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses -- one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, and biomedical sciences. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The addition of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health. The MWU-CVM has received full accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education following graduation of its first class in June of 2018.

About the CVM: The Animal Health Institute is the clinical arm of the College of Veterinary Medicine. It is comprised of the Diagnostic Pathology Center (DPC), Companion Animal Clinic (CAC), and the Large Animal Clinic (LAC). The DPC is a state-of-the-art pathology facility that includes a 5,300 sq-ft necropsy floor, a gross pathology teaching theatre, a fully equipped, xylene-free, histopathology laboratory, an 800 sq-ft BSL3-capable necropsy suite, and 1200 sq-ft of classroom/teaching space. The DPC receives cases from the CAC, external veterinarians, a variety of zoological institutes, government, private, and law enforcement agencies. The CAC is a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals adjacent to the DPC. It is a 111,000 sq. ft. building with state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities, and is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, 32-slice CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. The CAC houses clinical pathology and microbiology laboratory spaces and offices, a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, ample conference and small-group meeting rooms. The LAC is a large animal teaching facility housing small herds of cattle and horses. This facility is connected to the DPC and includes a clinical skills teaching laboratory hosting a variety of large animal simulators and models, arenas, and live-animal indoor and outdoor teaching and treatment areas.

We are seeking faculty members who are excited about participating in the growth of a new veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs. While independent research is not a requirement for this position, a certain degree of scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members. Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset.

If you would like to learn more about this position, please submit your application through Midwestern University’s online job board at . Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three professional references. Please note that although faculty positions are usually listed as “Assistant Professor”, initial appointment at a higher rank is possible based on the academic experience of the applicant.

For more information about this position, please contact:

Sylvia H. Ferguson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology

Department Chair, Pathology and Population Medicine

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine


Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.


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