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South Dakota State University
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department/Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
South Dakota
Posted: 02/4/2020
Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologist/Assistant, Associate or Full Professor


Assistant, Associate or Professor

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department

South Dakota State University

The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL), Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department, South Dakota State University invites applications for a Diagnostic Pathologist position as a tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, depending on qualifications. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. The ADRDL is a full service, AAVLD accredited diagnostic laboratory that conducts 400,000 to 500,000 diagnostic tests a year. This position is located in the ADRDL, a division of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department, and is supervised by the Director/Department Head of these areas.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


The duties are 70% diagnostic pathology service through the ADRDL primarily relating to livestock disease problems significant to South Dakota and the region, 20% research, and 10% advising and 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 teaching responsibilities in the veterinary medical program and pathology resident training.


  • DVM degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or successful certification in the foreign graduate equivalency examination (ECFVG), and a documented three year training in veterinary pathology.
  • Effective communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with other agencies and sources and effective interpersonal relations skills.


  • An additional MS or PhD degree in Veterinary Pathology or related field.
  • Board certification in Anatomic Pathology (ACVP) or a related specialty.
  • Experience in diagnostic veterinary and food animal pathology.
  • Clinical experience in rural veterinary practice.
  • Experience teaching and advising within a veterinary college.


Commensurate with qualifications.


South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.


SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department of SDSU includes research laboratories and full-service diagnostic laboratories including Necropsy, Serology, Molecular Diagnostics, Histopathology, Clinical Pathology, Virology, Bacteriology, Parasitology and Food Safety sections. A new addition to the building includes a BSL-3 laboratory.

SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014. The university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.

The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school.

The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by Friday, March 6, 2020.


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 job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This 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. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

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, successful completion of a criminal background check.

It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Greta Krafsur, Search Chair, at 605-688-6647 or ADRDL, South Dakota State University, N. Campus Drive, Brookings, SD 57007.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.