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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Pathobiology Diagnostic Investigat Cvm 10046638
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Veterinary/Animal Care, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation (PDI) and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University (MSU) invite applications for two positions in endocrinology that are designed to enhance service, research, and education in clinical and diagnostic areas. One position is a tenure track or Health Programs (HP) Faculty System (clinical track) appointment primarily based in PDI. The other position is a Health Programs (HP) Faculty System (clinical track) appointment primarily based in VDL. Applicants for both positions must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree; other requirements and anticipated responsibilities vary by position.

The VDL, a service unit in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, is a premier, full-service, fully accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratory, and a member of key federal networks charged with protecting animal and public health. On average, the Laboratory performs over one million tests per year, serving the MSU Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) as well as clients in all 50 states and more than 25 foreign countries. The Endocrinology Section, world-renowned for gold standard tests for endocrine disorders in animals, receives the most submissions and offers assays to assess thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid, reproductive, pancreatic, pituitary, and gastric function in multiple species. The VMC is a major referral center for companion animals, horses, livestock, laboratory, zoo, and wildlife species with outstanding veterinary medical professionals and facilities. It offers an excellent environment for professional growth and advancement in endocrinology.


For both positions, a dedication to providing outstanding diagnostic service for colleagues within the VMC, as well as for private veterinary practitioners and clients who submit diagnostic material through the VDL is required. Excellent written and interpersonal skills are necessary. Participation in teaching of veterinary and graduate students is a possibility. The extensive archive of endocrinology data and current cases offer excellent opportunities for clinical research.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

For the PDI tenure track position, a PhD is required and board eligibility or certification and/or at least 5 years of clinical practice in endocrinology is desired. Applicants interested in appointment in the tenure track system are expected to develop an independent and externally funded research program while providing some support to the VDL Endocrinology diagnostic service. 

For the VDL and PDI HP position, board eligibility/certification and/or an additional graduate degree are desirable, but extensive clinical experience may be substituted. This HP system faculty position will have a primary emphasis on diagnostic service (providing written interpretations and phone consultations) with exciting opportunities to support the research missions of the college through collaborative and interdisciplinary research among MSU's vast network.  Successful endocrinologists within the section have come from a variety of backgrounds including clinical pathology, theriogenology and reproductive endocrinology, large and small animal internal medicine and primary care, as well as veterinary biomedical research.


Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates must also include a letter of intent that addresses career goals and overall qualifications, experience, accomplishments, and specific strengths related to the position. The mission of the college is to be inclusive as we learn, discover, heal and protect. A statement on your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is also required.


Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Informal inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Robert Fowkes, are welcome (  Review of applications will be initiated as of June 7th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue

Wear a respirator (does not include paper dust mask worn for comfort)

Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as exposure to formaldehyde.

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

We are committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance  diversity, equity, and inclusion.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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