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Midwestern University Assistant Professor- Clinical Pathology- College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona


The Department of Pathology at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, located in Glendale, AZ, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in clinical pathology. Our full- time pathology team currently includes 4 anatomic and 3 clinical pathology positions. This appointment can be tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the goals of the applicant. The successful candidate will play an important role in teaching and mentoring veterinary students and developing the pathology program and laboratory services at Midwestern University. The clinical pathology laboratory supports on-campus clinical programs. He/she may also supervise graduate student research projects and will be encouraged to develop wider independent or collaborative research projects.

The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM or equivalent degree (AVMA-accredited degree program preferred)

  • Board certification by ACVP or ECVP (or eligibility)

  • Evidence of excellent communication skills

  • Teaching and diagnostic pathology experience

  • A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students, and an understanding of student- centered learning

  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service

The following qualifications are desirable but not required:

  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant field of study

  • Additional advanced training in pathology

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and professional education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses -- one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. In addition to veterinary medicine, more than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, and biomedical sciences. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The veterinary program on the Glendale campus received full accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education following graduation of its first class in June of 2018.

About the CVM: The Animal Health Institute is the clinical arm of the College of Veterinary Medicine. It is comprised of the Diagnostic Pathology Center (DPC), Companion Animal Clinic (CAC), and the Large Animal Clinic (LAC). The DPC is a state-of-the-art pathology facility that includes a newly equipped Clinical Pathology Laboratory. Newly purchased equipment for this laboratory is currently being validated for the launch of an in-house, faculty and technician-run service, and includes a Beckman Chemistry Analyzer, Advia hematology analyzer, and a Clinitek Urine Analyzer. The DPC also includes a 5,300 sq-ft necropsy floor, a gross pathology teaching theatre, a fully equipped histopathology laboratory, an 800 sq-ft BSL3-capable necropsy suite, and 1200 sq-ft of classroom/teaching space. The CAC is a is a 111,000 sq. ft., modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals with a second floor that houses the clinical pathology and clinical microbiology laboratory spaces and offices. On the first floor of the CAC are state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities, and the hospital is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, 32-slice CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. The CAC also has a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, a small animal rehabilitation area, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training, and ample conference and small-group meeting rooms. The EBC is a large animal teaching facility housing small herds of cattle and horses. This facility is connected to the DPC and includes a clinical skills teaching laboratory hosting a variety of large animal simulators and models, arenas, and live-animal indoor and outdoor teaching and treatment areas.

We are seeking faculty members who are excited about participating in the growth of a new veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs. While independent research is not a requirement for this position, a certain degree of scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members. Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset. If you would like to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board:

  • Visit midwestern.edu

  • In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”

  • Select “View Current Job Openings”

  • Select “Faculty” for job category and “Arizona Campus” for location

  • Note that although faculty positions are usually listed as Assistant Professor, initial appointment at a higher rank is possible based on the academic experience of the applicant.

  • Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at least three professional

For more information about this position, please contact:

Alexandra Brower, D.V.M., DACVPProfessor and Chair, Department of PathologyCollege of Veterinary Medicine, Midwestern Universityabrower@midwestern.edu

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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