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Assistant Professor- Veterinary Microbiology- AZ- College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona, United States
30+ days ago


The Department of Pathology at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in veterinary microbiology. Our diagnostic services team includes microbiology, clinical pathology, and anatomic pathology, with 2 full- time microbiologist faculty positions. 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 clinical diagnostic program at Midwestern, and providing clinical service support for on-campus clinical programs. Participation in independent or collaborative research with a contribution to the College’s research portfolio is expected.

The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited degree program (preferred), and/or PhD degree in Microbiology or related discipline.
  • Board certification or eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to engage professionally with faculty, staff, students and others across Midwestern University and community
  • Teaching and clinical diagnostic microbiology experience. Acceptable examples include molecular diagnostics, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, automation, and MOLDI- TOF-MS
  • 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
  • A strong interest in independent or collaborative research

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 Animal Health Institute is the clinical arm of the College of Veterinary Medicine. It is comprised of the Companion Animal Clinic (CAC), Diagnostic Pathology Center (DPC), and the Equine and Bovine Center (EBC). Microbiology services are housed in the CAC, a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals. The 111,000 sq. ft. building houses a clinical microbiology laboratory, clinical pathology laboratory, 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. It also has outstanding patient facilities and equipment, including state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care suites, and a full-service rehabilitation facility for post-surgical patients. 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 teaching, research, and clinical programs. 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. Visit
  2. In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”
  3. Select “View Current Job Openings”
  4. Select “Faculty” for job category and “Arizona Animal Clinic” for location
  5. Rank will commensurate with experience
  6. Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (including email addresses) 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
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; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58811008
  • Location:
    Glendale, Arizona, United States
  • Company Name: Midwestern University
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor- Veterinary Microbiology- AZ- College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Job Function: Microbiology
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: DVM or equivalent
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
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