University of Connecticut, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science

Position ID:UConn-Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science-2020248 [#15349, 493813]
Position Title: Director of the CT Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Associate/Full Professor, Pathobiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Pathology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/11/01, listed until 2020/05/01)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, who will serve as the Director of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL), which is housed within the Department.  CVMDL is an AAVLD-accredited laboratory, and NAHLN member laboratory, serving as the veterinary diagnostic laboratory for the State of Connecticut. The CVMDL provides quality extension, diagnostic and necropsy services to the University and the public, serving the region, and is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) for all animal species, making it the only AAVLD- accredited laboratory in the New England region. It is a member of national and regional laboratory groups, including the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN); the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) authorized laboratory system, the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LiRN), and the New England Wildlife Disease Cooperative (NWDC). The CVMDL works cooperatively with state and federal agencies to enable and enhance state and national disease surveillance and emergency response.

The Department of Pathobiology & Veterinary Science has teaching, research and service/public engagement missions focusing on the study of infectious diseases in multiple species.  The undergraduate curriculum is designed for students preparing to enter medical, dental, veterinary, or graduate schools, and students are personally instructed and mentored by faculty. The graduate degree programs (MS and Ph.D.) have areas of concentrations in bacteriology, pathology and virology, as well as a residency training program in anatomic pathology.  Current research focuses on infectious diseases of animals and humans, veterinary pathology, wildlife diseases and vaccine development in its Center of Excellence for Vaccine Research (CEVR) and the U. S. Animal Vaccinology Research Coordination Network (USAVRCN).


The successful candidate will;

As the CVMDL Director:

  • Provide dynamic leadership to the CVMDL, developing new programmatic initiatives and expanding its partnerships and collaborations within the Department, University, State and beyond.
  • Oversee the successful delivery of veterinary diagnostic and necropsy services
  • Supervise the activities of faculty, staff and students working or studying in the CVMDL.
  • Ensure quality service complying with accreditation and membership standards of AAVLD, NAHLN, NPIP, and Vet-LiRN.
  • Liaise with state and federal veterinarians and agencies on animal health and zoonotic diseases, providing professional expertise, diagnostic support, and the timely reporting of results.
  • Provide oversight of CVMDL budgetary activities, including securing external funding to support the activities and programs of CVMDL
  •  Ensure compliance with all university and state policies

As a PVS faculty member:

  •  Teach the undergraduate capstone class, “Principles of Pathobiology” as well as
  •  Participate in team teaching of veterinary residents in anatomic pathology
  • Mentor graduate students and veterinary residents
  • Participate in Pathology service-related duties.
  • Participate in collaborative research projects with other faculty


A DVM degree (or equivalent) and an advanced degree in a relevant field of study and ACVP (or equivalent) board certification, experience in teaching; 5 years of veterinary diagnostic laboratory or closely related veterinary/laboratory work experience, personnel management, as well as demonstrated fiscal responsibility. Academic credentials commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor


A Ph.D. in the fields of either pathology or microbiology. Additional experience in diagnostic laboratory leadership, clinical practice, regulatory/policy or quality management.


This is a full-time, 11-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020.  The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Submission must include (1) a cover letter that addresses your vision, experience, and desire for this position; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information of five references.  Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020248)

For more information regarding the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, please visit the department website at

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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University of Connecticut
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Storrs, CT 06269

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