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Continuing Lecturer in Veterinary Medicine (002959-2013)

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) invites applications for a half-time, 12-month position as a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Administration beginning in January 2014. 

Qualifications: Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, excellent communication skills and a strong interest in teaching veterinary students.  Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience.  Competency in performing basic clinical techniques in either small animal species or large animal species is required.  Preference will be given to candidates who are competent in both large and small animal species.

Requirements: The primary responsibilities of this position are to serve as a tutor and oral examiner for the entire semester in each of the problem-based learning courses in the DVM program (four courses).  The successful candidates will also help create new cases and oral examinations as time is available.  Additional teaching responsibilities will be assigned to teach basic clinical skills, such as physical examination and venipuncture techniques, to first and second year veterinary students in the husbandry laboratories (three courses), to provide remedial clinical training to fourth year DVM students as needed, and to assist in grading third year DVM student assignments in the Clinical Applications course.  Other teaching responsibilities may be assigned as appropriate.

The strategic plan of the PVM emphasizes the importance of excellence and innovation in veterinary education that results in the graduation of practice-ready veterinarians.  Instruction in the problem-based learning courses and clinical skills laboratories are important curricular components that contribute to achievement of this goal.   The PVM strategic plan can be found at: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/strategic_plan/StrategicPlan2008-2014.pdf.

Application: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but evaluation of applications will begin October 22, 2013.  Applicants should send a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Requests for additional information should be addressed to Dr. Kathleen Salisbury (salisbus@purdue.edu).  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential.  Purdue University is an equal opportunity /equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.