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Assistant Professor, Animal Welfare (002814-2013)

POSITION: A tenure-track faculty position in Animal Welfare is available at Purdue University. The home department will be determined based on the area of expertise of the successful applicant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful applicant will be expected to develop both independent and collaborative research programs in Animal Welfare, compete effectively for external funding and to teach, advise, and interact with undergraduate and graduate students. The successful applicant will be able to work collaboratively with other members of the Center for Animal Welfare Science.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (e.g., animal behavior, ethology, veterinary medicine, sociology, psychology, ecology, philosophy) and ability to develop a successful teaching and research program in the area of animal welfare.  Applicants must be committed to both teaching and research excellence. Individuals must have demonstrated track record of good communication and interpersonal skills, a strong capability for teamwork, and a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience and/or teaching experience.  In addition, course work and/or experience related to animal behavior, animal welfare, animals and society, the human-animal bond, animal policy is highly valued.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor (academic year appointment).  Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications begins March 1, 2013 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applications should be submitted electronically via email to whiteb@purdue.edu as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter containing a brief narrative summary outlining experience, goals, and qualifications for this position; a current, detailed summary outlining experience, goals, and qualifications for this position; a current, detailed curriculum vitae; one page statement of teaching philosophy; one page statement of research philosophy; and names of three individuals that can serve as references. A background check will be required for employment for this position. List contact information for three people who may be contacted for a reference letter.

For specific information about this position, contact Dr. Candace Croney, Chair, Animal Welfare Committee at 765-496-6665 or ccroney@purdue.edu.

Proximity to both Indianapolis and Chicago facilitates collaborative programs with many other universities and medical schools. The College of Agriculture and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University are deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension) and to international activities and perspectives that span all missions.

Additional information regarding the Department of Animal Sciences and USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit can be accessed at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/ansc/ and http://www.ars.usda.gov/mwa/lafayette/lbru, respectively.  Information regarding the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Comparative Pathobiology and Center for the Human Animal Bond can be accessed at http://www.vet.purdue.edu, http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb and http://www.vet.purdue.edu/chab/index.html, respectively.