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Assistant/Associate/Professor of Practice (Anatomic Pathology) (Oro Valley, AZ)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Veterinary Medicine

Posting Number: req17792

Department: Vet Med Administration

Location: Outside of Tucson

Address: 1580 E. Hanley Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine (UA-CVM) invites applications for a faculty position with a focus on veterinary anatomic pathology. The successful candidate will have shared duties between UA-CVM and the Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (AVDL).

A-CVM's Mission is to lead the profession as a student-centered program focused on developing career-ready veterinarians. We value an inclusive environment that fosters adaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in the field of veterinary medicine. We emphasize critical thinking and evidence-based teaching to help students become skilled problem-solvers and lifelong learners.

The UA-CVM curriculum is built on an inclusive, evidence-based pedagogy with the goal of graduating "day-one-ready" veterinarians trained in lifelong learning and prepared to excel in diverse career trajectories.

The AVDL provides accurate and timely diagnostic assistance to veterinarians, animal owners, university researchers, and state and federal agencies. The AVDL works closely with the offices of the State Veterinarian, USDA AVIC, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and other state and federal agencies. Laboratory submissions include samples from wild animals, zoo animals, companion animals, horses, and food-producing animals.

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partner with faculty and staff from the AVDL and UA-CVM in the design, development, delivery, and refinement of hands-on necropsy experiences for students within the veterinary medical doctorate curriculum.
  • Collaborate with faculty leading organ-system block courses to ensure integration of general and anatomic pathology across the continuum of the program, and deliver curriculum content to veterinary students within the CVM vision of inclusive, evidence-based Team-Based Learning and Peer Instruction pedagogy.
  • Contribute to student learning by leveraging anatomic pathology experiences to support the development and implementation of creative opportunities for student engagement and learning.
  • Be accessible to diverse cohorts of veterinary students for office hours and scheduled meetings to assist students with learning.
  • Engage in ongoing assessment and professional development, and participate in programs and professional organizations to facilitate innovation and application subject matter expertise using best learning practices.
  • Engage in the CVM collegial community, the University community, and the larger global academic community through participation in shared governance, advisory committees, and academic/professional society meetings.
  • Conduct gross necropsy examination and histologic evaluation of deceased animals to determine the cause of death or disease.
  • Perform surgical pathology evaluation of animal biopsy specimens.
  • Interpret the results of pathology examinations with other laboratory results.
  • Report findings to laboratory clients verbally and/or in writing.
  • Consult with laboratory clients on laboratory tests.
  • Assist histology technicians with grossing of complex histology specimens.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM/VMD degree (or international equivalent).
  • Advanced training in veterinary anatomic pathology.
  • Eligible for ACVP or ECVP board certification in veterinary anatomic pathology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in teaching a diverse range of students (undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional) using active learning techniques.
  • Board certification in veterinary anatomic pathology (ACVP or ECVP).
  • Prior experience (post-education/training) in diagnostic pathology.

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Katie Chimienti

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please include with your application:

Cover letter

Current Curriculum Vitae

In the Additional Document slot, please add a brief (500-word limit) description of your philosophy and prior experience teaching and supporting students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences in academic environments to ensure student success.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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