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Assistant Professor of Veterinary Parasitology (002868-2013)

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine a Purdue University (www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb) invites applications for an academic-year (9-month), tenure-track position in Veterinary Parasitology at the Assistant Professor level.

Qualifications: The successful candidate would be expected to establish an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in host-parasite interactions and to participate in teaching veterinary parasitology in the D.V.M. and Veterinary Technology programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in parasitology or related field. Preference will be given to those with a D.V.M. (or equivalent) degree and postdoctoral research experience.

Commitment to the missions of discovery, learning and engagement, and support of Departmental and College strategic plans (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/strategic-plan.php) http://www.vet.purdue.edu/about/index.php), and promotion of an atmosphere of cultural diversity are essential.

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology has 38 faculty members and approximately 50 graduate students. Faculty members have expertise and research interests in microbiology, virology, immunology, vaccine development, parasitology, pathology, cancer, public health, and epidemiology. The College of Veterinary Medicine has a strong focus on comparative medicine, providing expertise and facilities to support preclinical & translational biomedical investigations. In addition, Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/), the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Center for Global Research and Intervention in Infectious Diseases (C-GRID) and other academic departments and center.

Applications: Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, statement on teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of 3 references via email to whiteb@purdue.edu. Review of applications will start August1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Dr. Suresh K. Mittal; Chair of the search committee (mittal@purdue.edu). A background check will be required for employment in this position.

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