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Clinical Pathology Laboratory Faculty Section Head

Apply now Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Job no: 511527
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 001

About this Role:

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL; and Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology (DMP;, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University seek an enthusiastic clinical pathologist, a collaborative team player with a keen sense of humor for the position of Clinical Pathology Laboratory Section Head (rank Clinical Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).  The KSVDL is a full-service, AAVLD-accredited laboratory, offering a complete range of diagnostic services for all species.  The DMP is comprised of faculty with expertise in pathology, immunology, infectious disease, epidemiology, toxicology, and oncology.


The candidate will join a pathology team of clinical pathologists, and anatomic pathologists.  The candidate will be a leader in building our clinical pathology residency program and oversee medical technologists in the state-of-the-art KSVDL clinical pathology lab. This position carries an appointment of 70-85% diagnostic service.  Diagnostic service responsibilities will focus on laboratory management, with an emphasis on quality management and diagnostic cases in accordance with AAVLD and ASVCP guidelines.  As laboratory section head this individual works in conjunction with the lab supervisor to oversee the daily operation of the lab and lab personnel.  In addition, quality management duties will include but are not limited to, developing and implementing strategies for test validation, test verification, species-specific reference interval establishment, laboratory process improvement, and documentation. A smaller portion of the diagnostic service responsibilities will include evaluation and interpretation of cytology, hematology, chemistry, fluid, and serum protein electrophoresis samples and consultation with clinicians, house officers, and veterinary students. The remaining 15-30% of the appointment is divided between clinical teaching and mentorship (mentoring of residents and interns) and other scholarly activities. Opportunities exist for collaborative and clinical investigative research. The chosen candidate is expected to follow the KSVDL quality management system documents and processes and the AAVLD Standard.  Information regarding opportunities within KSVDL and DMPis available on our websites ( and (

Kansas State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution located in Manhattan, KS; a community of approximately 52,000 situated in the scenic Flint Hills.  The region boasts several federal and regional centers including NBAF (National Bio and Agro-defense Facility), CEEZAD (Center of Excellent for Emerging Zoonotic Animal Diseases), ABADRU (Arthopod-borne Animal Diseases Research Unit), BRI (Biosecurity Research Institute), CEVBD (Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases) and the Johnson Cancer Research Center, representing potential areas for collaboration. Manhattan, KS, nicknamed “Manhappiness,” consistently ranks as one of the top college towns in the nation offering a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities in a friendly and progressive community. Kansas State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD, or equivalent)
  • Board certification in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) and/or 5+ years in veterinary clinical laboratory management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated collaborative research efforts and experience.
  • The selected candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, evidence of effective teamwork, and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community
  • The selected candidate will be required to pursue Kansas veterinary licensure through the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Submit the following documents with your application:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Letter summarizing career goals
  3. Contact information of three professional references 

Screening of Applications Begins:

The application review process will commence immediately upon receipt of applications and will continue until the position is filled. 

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience.   

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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