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Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Department, Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL)
South Dakota State University

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Duties of this position are 75% diagnostic pathology service through the ADRDL primarily relating to livestock disease problems significant to South Dakota and the region, 20% research, and 5% advising and team teaching opportunities.  Diagnostic service includes necropsy and case coordination responsibilities, analyzing diagnostic data, generating case summaries, and consultation with submitting veterinarians and animal owners.  The caseload is approximately 80% food animal and 20% miscellaneous including canine, feline, equine, zoo, and wildlife species.  Participation in scholarly activities such as scientific presentations and publications is expected along with team teaching responsibilities and pathology resident training.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A DVM degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or successful certification in the foreign graduate equivalency examination (ECFVG) by date of application, and a documented 3 year training in veterinary pathology.  Effective communication (oral and written), collaborations, and interpersonal relations skills are expected.

An MS or PhD in Veterinary Pathology; board certification in Anatomic Pathology (ACVP) or related specialty; experience in diagnostic veterinary and food animal pathology, clinical experience in rural veterinary practice, and supervisor experience.

Commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by July 15, 2016.

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; Curriculum Vitae; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process.  Email or paper applications will not be accepted.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

For questions on the position, contact Dr. David Knudsen, Search Chair at or (605) 688-5171.

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