Clinical Track - Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Anatomic Pathology (Mammalian Pathologist)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences-Animal Diagnostic Lab


The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University seeks applications for a 12-month, clinical non-tenure-track faculty position in diagnostic mammalian pathology at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor at the Penn State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL). This is a full-time position, renewed annually and the appointment will include responsibilities in diagnostic service (70%), research (20%), and teaching (10%). Primary duties of the position will include: 1) Diagnostic service; performing gross and histopathologic examinations on diagnostic necropsy cases, writing necropsy reports, consulting with submitting veterinarians and clients, assisting with undergraduate and veterinary extern instruction, and assisting with instruction of residents. The position will also require communicating results and providing interpretation to clients (other ADL diagnosticians, client veterinarians and animal owners, livestock producers, regulatory agency officials, etc.), ensuring implementation of quality control/assurance and safety, developing or expanding new test offerings/test platforms, and when needed representing the mammalian pathology section both within PADLS and externally at scientific/veterinary meetings and conferences. This incumbent will provide managerial oversight for daily operations of the pathology section and supervise technical staff, train and mentor staff and students. 2) Research; the successful applicant is expected to participate in applied collaborative research and disseminate information at professional meetings and through appropriate publications. Start-up research funds will be considered but not guaranteed, based on proposed research initiatives/projects by the incumbent. The faculty member will not be provided with a research laboratory, however one is encouraged to use research laboratories of their collaborators and use ADL related equipment for research, and 3) Teaching; the successful candidate is expected to team teach VBSC 420, Principles of Animal Pathology and perhaps consider team teaching a part of a course in a new developed minor in “One Health”. Applicants must hold a DVM/VMD (or equivalent) degree from an AVMA-accredited college/university and postgraduate training in veterinary anatomic pathology. ACVP board certification or eligibility in anatomic pathology is strongly preferred. A Ph.D. and/or postdoctoral experience in a relevant field of biomedical or veterinary research is also desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and others across the university and community are required. The ADL is part of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians accredited tripartite Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS) ( Animal Diagnostic Laboratory is a full service, AAVLD accredited, NAHLN laboratory with histopathology, necropsy, virology, serology, microbiology, parasitology, and molecular biology sections. Although companion animals do comprise a small portion of the case load, this position is primarily intended to enhance pathology diagnostic services for animal agriculture. The PADLS system performs several thousand diagnostic tests each year on a wide variety of food and companion animals and wildlife species. The PADLS diagnosticians collaborate on research projects, provide consultation and expert advice to clientele, commodity interest groups, veterinarians, research scientists, perform state and federal disease monitoring and surveillance programs, support field investigations and outreach/extension activities. Applicants must upload a cover letter describing future professional goals as they relate to diagnostic pathology along with the Curriculum Vitae. Applicants are also encouraged to provide a narrative statement describing their research, teaching and extension goals and interests. In addition, the names and contact information of three professional references must be provided. The review of applications will begin July 1, 2019, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. For any questions or additional information about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jason Brooks, Associate Clinical Professor and Section Head for Mammalian Pathology at or 814-863-1949. Rabies vaccination is strongly recommended for this position and would be paid for and provided by the University. The start date is approximately January 1, 2020. The Pennsylvania State University is a Land-Grant university located in central Pennsylvania. The area offers beautiful mountains, streams and parks, as well as superb sports and recreational opportunities. State College has an excellent school system and offers a multitude of cultural events. State College and the surrounding communities are home to approximately 100,000 people, including over 45,000 students.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088