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Resident Director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL)

Pennsylvania State University
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Resident Director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL)

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking talented applicants for the position of Director of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL). ADL is a full service, laboratory with histopathology, necropsy, virology, serology, microbiology, parasitology, and molecular biology sections. The ADL is part of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) accredited tripartite Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS) ( and works in close connection with other PADLS labs, state and federal agencies.

Initial and subsequent appointments as Director are for 5-year terms with academic and administrative review initiated in the 4th year of each term. The Director is expected to qualify for and hold a position of Associate Professor or Professor in the department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences within the College of Agricultural Sciences. This is a 48-week tenure track faculty appointment with rank and salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Education and Experience:

Applicants must have a DVM/VMD or equivalent and to satisfy AAVLD accreditation, at least 5 years veterinary diagnostic laboratory work experience; and at least two years of supervisory experience, such as in quality management, regulatory policy, management of personnel and budgets, or cooperation with governmental agencies. Applicants must hold a PhD in a discipline associated with the veterinary and/or biomedical sciences. Board certification (or eligibility for certification) in a veterinary laboratory-related specialty is desirable, and demonstrated achievement in research, teaching, diagnostic medicine and/or outreach is essential. The Director is expected to uphold and facilitate the ADL mission and vision, including promotion of the standards of excellence within laboratory sections and adherence to AAVLD quality principles. The successful candidate must possess demonstrated leadership, administrative, management and entrepreneurial skills, in keeping with the ADL's commitment to excellence in diagnostic service, research, and teaching. The position has a 10% teaching appointment and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the unit in their area of discipline expertise. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. Ability to actively support and promote the College's diversity goals is a requirement.

Application Information:

Interested candidates need to apply online. Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2022. Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, three representative publications, a statement of research experience/future interests, and a statement of teaching pedagogy/interests. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their classroom, department, and the University. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies. Contact Jessie Crosby ( with questions.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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