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Assistant Professor, Human-Animal Interactions (002812-2013)

POSITION: A tenure-track faculty position is available in Human-Animal Interactions based in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful applicant will be expected to develop both independent and collaborative research programs in Human-Animal Interactions, compete effectively for external funding and to teach, advise, and interact with undergraduate, professional, 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., veterinary medicine, public health, sociology, psychology, ecology, philosophy, animal behavior, and animal welfare) and ability to develop a successful teaching and research program in the area of human-animal interactions.  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 animals and society, the human-animal bond, or animal policy is highly valued.

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and continue 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 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. For specific information about this position, contact Dr. Alan Beck, Chair, Human-Animal Interaction Search Committee at 765-494-0854 or abeck@purdue.edu.