University of Connecticut, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science

Position ID:UConn-Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science-494806 [#17195, 494806]
Position Title: Assistant Clinical Professor of Veterinary Pathology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Pathology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/10/15, listed until 2021/04/15)
Position Description:    

INTRODUCTION 

The Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science (PVS) invites applications for an Assistant Clinical Professor of Veterinary Pathology. This position does not lead to tenure but does lead to multi-year contracts. The appointment will be 70% Service in the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL) and 30% Teaching. The CVMDL is housed within PVS and serves as the veterinary diagnostic laboratory for the State of Connecticut. The CVMDL provides quality extension, diagnostic and necropsy services to the University, the public, and the New England region.

The CVMDL boasts a broad range of species accessions that includes not only domestic animal species but also non-domestic, exotic, wildlife, laboratory and aquatic species. Case materials are received from regional farms, practitioners, the general public, institutional veterinarians, aquaria, zoological collections, and marine laboratories nationwide. The CVMDL 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 and pathology of multiple species.  The undergraduate curriculum is designed for students preparing to enter medical, dental, veterinary, or graduate schools, and students preparing for careers in the biomedical industry, and global health professions. The graduate degree programs include a combined Residency/MS program in veterinary anatomic pathology, as well as MS and PhD programs with areas of concentrations in bacteriology, pathology and virology.

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:

  • Deliver professional veterinary diagnostic and necropsy services complying with accreditation and membership standards of American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), NAHLN, NPIP, and Vet-LiRN.
  • Teach undergraduate classes, such as Anatomy & Physiology, as well as participate in team teaching of graduate classes in the Residency/MS program in veterinary anatomic pathology.
  • Instruct and mentor veterinary pathology residents
  • Participate in Pathology service-related duties at the direction of the Director of CVMDL.

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources has developed and implemented a Strategic Vision to guide the development and focus of our teaching, research, and extension programs in the years 2020-2025. Faculty hired for this position will be expected to make significant contributions in their area of expertise, contributing to the advancement of one or more of the CAHNR’s four strategic initiatives. 

  • Ensuring a vibrant agricultural industry and sustainable food supply  
  • Enhancing health and well-being locally, nationally, and globally  
  • Designing sustainable landscapes across urban-rural interfaces  
  • Advancing resilience and adaptation in a changing climate  

The CAHNR Strategic Vision (https://cahnr.uconn.edu/visionandvalues/) provides additional information on the strategic initiatives and their related areas of emphasis.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

A DVM degree (or equivalent), American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) (or equivalent) board certification or years of documented experience as a diagnostic pathologist in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory, experience in teaching; and work experience in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory or institutional pathology service.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Diagnostic pathology experience with a diverse caseload, particularly avian or aquatic species; demonstrated undergraduate and graduate teaching experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; publication in peer reviewed journals; MS or PhD in pathobiology/pathology, molecular/cellular biology, immunology/infectious disease or related field; work experience in an AAVLD-accredited (or equivalent) laboratory.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021.  The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. 

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17195 and submit the following application materials:

  1. A cover letter that addresses your vision, experience, and desire for this position;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Names and contact information of five references

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, please visit the department website at http://patho.uconn.edu/.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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 http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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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