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


Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Clinical Pathology

The rapidly growing Department of Pathology and Population Medicine at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full time faculty position in clinical pathology. Our pathology team currently includes 2 clinical and 3 anatomic pathologists. This appointment can be tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the goals of the applicant. The successful applicant will play an important role in teaching and mentoring veterinary students, developing the pathology program at Midwestern, and providing clinical pathology service support for 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

Evidence of excellent communication skills

Teaching and clinical 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. 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 addition of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health. The MWU-CVM has received provisional accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education and anticipates Full Accreditation in 2018. The first class of 100 students matriculated in August 2014.

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 Equine and Bovine Center (EBC). Clinical pathology services are housed in the CAC, a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals, which opened in December 2014. The 111,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities, and is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, 32-slice CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. A 3.0 Tesla MRI and a 128-slice PET/CT will be housed in the adjacent Institute for Healthcare Innovation, scheduled to break ground in 2016. A full-service rehabilitation facility is available for post-surgical patients. In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the Animal Health Institute houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, and ample conference and small-group meeting rooms. A large, full-service clinical pathology laboratory is currently in development. The DPC is a state-of-the-art pathology facility that 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 EBC is a large animal teaching facility housing small herds of cattle and horses. This facility 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 a faculty member who is 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:

  1. Visitwww.midwestern.edu

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

  3. Select “Employment Opportunities”

  4. Select “Faculty” for job category, “Arizona” for location and click “Search”.

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

For more information about this position, please contact:

Alexandra Brower, D.V.M., DACVP

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Population Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine, Midwestern University


Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



Doctorate or better



2 years:Teaching and clinical diagnostic pathology experience

Posted: August 12, 2016