Assistant or Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology



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Job description

The University of Tennessee invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment as a Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville: sciences/.

The position will be offered at the rank of assistant or associate professor, in either a tenure or clinical (non-tenure) academic track, dependent on the individual’s qualifications and goals. The successful candidate will join a team of 7 anatomic pathologists in sharing diagnostic services, teaching, resident training, and scholarship in support of our College’s academic programs and referral hospital. The anatomic pathology service has a robust and diverse case load derived from our veterinary medical center, referring veterinary clinics, a large felid sanctuary, the Knoxville Zoo, local wildlife, etc., providing abundant opportunities for teaching, discovery and scholarship in a highly collegial and collaborative environment.

The successful candidate is expected to provide high quality diagnostic service, participate in resident training, teach professional and/or graduate students, and engage in scientific discovery commensurate with their research effort allocation. Teaching responsibilities could include didactic lectures in the pre- clinical veterinary curriculum, instruction of clinical year veterinary students during their pathology rotation, and teaching in the graduate curriculum. The specific service, teaching, and research effort allocation is flexible, depending on the candidate’s interests and expertise.


We are seeking candidates who can make meaningful contributions to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Qualified applicants must have: (1) a DVM (or equivalent degree), preferably from an AVMA accredited institution; (2) board certification in anatomic pathology from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), or the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, or eligibility to complete the ACVP board certification examination in 2023; (3) excellent verbal and written communication skills; and (4) the ability to work well with others in a collegial, team atmosphere.

Teaching experience is desirable, but not required. A PhD and/or postdoctoral experience in a relevant field of biomedical research is also desirable, particularly for those interested in developing an independent research program.

How to apply

For consideration, please apply and include: 1) letter of intent, including professional interests and goals, 2) current curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information (including email addresses) of three professional references.

Informal inquiries are welcome and may be directed to:

Ms. Elizabeth Allen

Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Tennessee 2407 River Drive, Rm A201 Knoxville, TN 37996-4543

Email address: [email protected]

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or disability in its education programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)of 1990. Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the UTK Office of Human Resources, 600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN37996-4125.

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