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The In Vivo Animal Core (IVAC) in the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) at the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) is seeking applications for a clinical-track position in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology at the Clinical Assistant Professor level, with the possibility of appointment at the Clincial Associate Professor level depending on applicant qualifications. The minimum qualifications for this position include a DVM (or equivalent) degree and ACVP board certification or eligibility. While there are no additional requirements, candidates with experience in research and laboratory animal pathology are preferred. Strong interest in clinical pathology is also highly desired.



The primary responsibilities of this position include providing diagnostic and research pathology services, in support of both the biomedical research community and the clinical care program at the University of Michigan, for a wide variety of species ranging from zebrafish to nonhuman primates. This position also includes significant hands-on and didactic pathology training of clinical veterinary laboratory animal residents as part of the ULAM clinical residency training program. While traditional funded research is not required, scholarly activity is an important part of a faculty role at the University; faculty members have protected time for engagement in independent and collaborative research or scholarly activities as well as access to multiple internal funding opportunities.

Required Qualifications*

Minimum qualifications: DVM degree (or equivalent, e.g., VMD, DMV, BVSc) and diplomate status in anatomic pathology from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), or eligibility to take the ACVP board examination.

Desired Qualifications*

Preferred Qualifications: Record of excellence in diagnostic pathology and experience with laboratory animal pathology. Interest in clinical pathology is highly desirable. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are essential for the position.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as a Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Associate Professor.  Rank will be determined based on qualifications.

Additional Information

About the In Vivo Animal Core

The IVAC is a fee-for-service research pathology core that manages a diverse diagnostic and research caseload, and is supported by a well-equipped laboratory including three board-certified veterinary pathologists, and dedicated staff in areas of clinical pathology, necropsy, histology, and immunohistochemistry. The IVAC supports over 200 researchers across the University Health System, as well as researchers in a variety of different departments and disciplines across campus. IVAC pathologists support University researchers in experimental design and interpretation of pathology data for animal models of human disease. The IVAC is part of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, which is comprised of 15 clinical veterinary faculty, a nationally renowned clinical laboratory animal residency program, and over 200 staff members dedicated to the highest standards in animal care and welfare at the University of Michigan.

The University of Michigan Medical School is located in Ann Arbor, which is a bustling university town, a sports and culinary hotspot, and a technology hub with a walkable downtown that includes world-class arts and culture. The UMMS is ranked nationally in the top ten medical schools for NIH extramural support. Animal facilities total more than 200,000 square feet, housing over 230,000 animals representing diverse range of species.

Contact Information

How to Apply / Contact

Applications should be submitted via e-mail as a single pdf document including 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of career goals/cover letter, and 3) the names (with complete mailing address, phone, FAX, and E-mail) of at least four individuals from whom letters of reference may be solicited. Academic rank and salary are negotiable and commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience. This posting will close on December 31, 2022.


Address all correspondence to:


Mark J. Hoenerhoff, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Professor, In Vivo Animal Core

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine

University of Michigan Medical School

Ann Arbor, MI. 48109

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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