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Tenured/Tenure-Track: Open Rank-Position in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Veterinary Pathobiology

College Station, TX
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The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS), Texas A&M University (TAMU) is seeking a motivated individual for one full-time, tenured/tenure track faculty position with an 11-month appointment in veterinary clinical pathology. This Tenured/Tenure Track appointment may be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The expected start date for this position is June 1, 2023.

The faculty member will devote approximately 40-60% to scholarly activities, 20-30% effort to diagnostic service, 20-30% to teaching, and 10% to academic citizenship (service).

1. Scholarly activity: The faculty member will be expected to engage in scholarly activity that is synergistic with the School’s research, teaching, and clinical service missions. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded, creative, and productive research program in relevant fields of interest that could involve graduate students, residents, and/or professional students. Contributions to collaborative research will also be valued.

2. Diagnostic service: The faculty member will share service responsibilities with the team of four full-time clinical pathologists, three clinical pathology residents, six full-time laboratory staff members, and many student workers. Service includes evaluating a variety of cytologic, hematologic, and urologic samples from the Small and Large Animal Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospitals, as well as reviewing laboratory data for patients and assisting with QA/QC. Duties also include discussing cases with clinicians, residents, medical technologists, veterinary technicians, and students. Candidates who are interested in seeking opportunities to expand their capabilities in the laboratory are encouraged to apply.

3. Teaching: The faculty member will participate in the clinical training of pathology residents and veterinary students. Teaching responsibilities include instruction of didactic and clinical courses for students in multiple years of the veterinary curriculum, graduate courses for residents, participation in a variety of department and interdepartmental rounds and seminars, and oversight of rotating interns and residents. The faculty member should be an effective teacher, able to work with persons from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The development of innovative instructional delivery is encouraged and valued.

4. Academic citizenship: Promotion of departmental camaraderie and collegiality through participation in scholastic service is expected.

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology includes over 50 faculty members with diverse backgrounds and scholarly interests. Research strengths in the School include infectious diseases and biodefense, epidemiology and public health, biomedical genomics, cardiovascular sciences, neuroscience, reproductive biology, toxicology, and oncology. Collaborative research activity is available via affiliations with a variety of neighboring institutions, including the Texas A&M Health Science Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Heart Institute, the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. The communities of Bryan and College Station have a combined approximate population of 270,000 and are an expanding and diverse metropolitan area with a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a relatively low cost of living.

Our programs aim to ensure that the SVMBS Community is representative, follows best practices, and creates a climate of inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Office.



Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, be able to obtain a Texas state veterinary license, and have board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in Clinical Pathology. A Ph.D. or other advanced research training in pathology is required.

Application Instructions

To apply, applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement:  Your personal statement should include your philosophy and plans for research, teaching, and service as applicable.
  • Names and contact information (address, telephone number, and e-mail address) of five (5) references.

Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/121671 . Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Robin Williams-Callahan (rbenbow@tamu.edu) or Dr. Karen Russell (krussell@cvm.tamu.edu), chair of the search committee.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program.