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Assistant/Associate Professor in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington State
$145,000-$165,000 DOQ
Closing date
Feb 8, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal, Large Animal
Position Type
Professor / Educator
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate

The Washington State University (WSU) Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) seeks to fill a full-time continuous career track (clinical track) faculty position within the Clinical Pathology service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH). The position is available immediately. Salary range is $145,000 - $165,000.

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty visit: Find total compensation information here:

The successful applicant will join one other full-time board-certified clinical pathologist and a dedicated team of two residents, one laboratory manager, three medical technologists and multiple, trained, DVM student employees. The well-equipped Clinical Pathology Laboratory, processes around 15,000 patient samples per year, is situated in Pullman, WA within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), the leading academic veterinary referral center in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

The Clinical Pathology Laboratory provides clinical diagnostic services and professional laboratory expertise nationally and internationally to veterinary hospitals, referring veterinarians, and referring laboratories. Our services include state of the art automated hematology, coagulation, and clinical chemistry as well as fluid analysis, cytology, and urinalysis which are performed by certified medical technologists and clinical pathology trained veterinary medicine students. Diagnostic services are provided for multiple species of animals including equine, bovine, canine, feline, exotics, camelids, caprine and others. In addition to services provided on site, services are provided nationally via overnight mail which can be utilized by our clients and customers for comprehensive testing. The clinical pathology laboratory is dedicated to educating current and future veterinarians through pre-clinical teaching, clinical rotations, and residency and graduate student training as well as providing services for faculty and resident research projects.

The VTH is a full-service referral and primary care center that aspires to be the country’s best academic veterinary hospital for patients, students, clients, colleagues, and community. The joint mission of the VTH and VCS is to improve the health and well-being of all animals through excellence in medical care, training future veterinarians, and finding innovative ways to diagnose and treat disease. Dedicated to this vision and mission are more than 60 full-time faculty members and 170 staff and house officers.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will be expected to provide diagnostic service for the VTH, clinical and didactic instruction of professional veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students, and to conduct collaborative research/scholarship within the candidate’s area of interest. The successful applicant must be able to effectively communicate and work with people of diverse backgrounds.


  • The candidate must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD) degree or foreign equivalent degree (i.e., BVSc), and be board-certified or board-eligible in Clinical Pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathology or the European College of Veterinary Pathology by the time of hire. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment and relevant ability to successfully advocate for diversity and values of diversity and inclusion.
  • Considerations regarding rank will be determined based on the interests and qualifications of the candidate, as will division of time between teaching, clinical duty, and scholarly activity. 
  • Additionally, applicants for Associate Professor rank should have a record of scholarship aligned with effort devoted to scholarship in previous positions, or higher level of national/international recognition, or a higher level of clinical and teaching experience as compared to Assistant Professor applicants. More information regarding faculty rank qualifications can be found at,


  • An advanced degree and record of scholarly productivity consistent with the level of experience and appropriate to rank, as evidenced by collaborative basic, clinical or applied research and publication of results in peer-reviewed scientific journals, evidence of expertise in teaching, and commitment to provision of outstanding clinical service.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Applications received by January 5, 2024 will be considered in the initial review process, and the position will be open until filled.  Applicants are required to submit an electronic application through including a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications and stating desired rank; curriculum vitae; summary statement of teaching interests and goals; statement of scholarly interests and goals; statement of commitment/contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information including email address and phone number for three (3) professional references.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Rance Sellon, Chair of the Search Committee, by email (, or by telephone (509) 335-0815  




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