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Assistant or Associate Professor, Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery (003042-2014)

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), invites applications for a full-time (12 month) Assistant or Associate Professor position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery.  The position will be tenure-track or clinical-track depending on candidate qualifications and preference. The successful candidate will become a member of the Small Animal Surgery Section that consists of board-certified surgeons and neurologists divided into soft tissue surgery, orthopedics and neurology groups. The small animal orthopedists have access to  state of the art diagnostic equipment (digital radiography, a 64-slice CT scanner, 1.5T MRI, C-arm, ultrasound, scintigraphy, kinetic and kinematic gait analysis) and surgical equipment (multiple modalities for traditional and minimally invasive fracture repair, traditional and minimally invasive joint surgery, including hip arthroplasty).  PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development.  A formal faculty mentoring program is in place.

The ideal candidate will actively participate in the learning, discovery and engagement activities of the PVM and the VCS department.  Learning: Participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM and veterinary technology curricula, clinical teaching in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), and participation in training house officers.  Clinical Service: Providing clinical service to patients of the VTH (typically 30 -50% time commitment for tenure track positions and 70% time commitment for clinical track positions); instructing and supervising veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and house officers; building strong relationships with referring veterinarians.  Discovery: All faculty are expected to collaborate on clinical research projects; tenure-track faculty are expected to develop  an independent research program, preferably in an area  that complements current faculty interests and strengths (opportunities for collaborations in the areas of arthritis, fracture repair, tendon repair); participation in university-wide graduate programs (MS and PhD).  Service and Engagement:  participation in committee work, professional organizations and community service, delivery of continuing education programs and other appropriate activities.

Commitment to the College and Departmental missions of learning, discovery, and engagement and support of the College and Department strategic plans (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/about/files/documents/pvm-strategic-plan.pdf http://www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/files/documents/vcs-strategic-plan-2009-14.pdf) are essential. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of collegiality and support cultural diversity in the College.

Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree, and board certification or board eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Candidates should have a sincere interest in providing outstanding clinical service, teaching, and building a collaborative or independent research program.  Candidates with an MS or PhD degree in a field related to veterinary medicine are preferred for a tenure track position. Candidates must possess excellent surgical skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills, and be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, students and house officers.  Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A background check is required for employment by the University.

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of intent describing professional goals including their preference for clinical or tenure track position, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information of three professional references to:  Ms. Tressa Bowman, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026, email: bowman46@purdue.edu.

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine 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 EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.