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Clinical Track Faculty Position in Veterinary Medical Oncology (002821-2013)

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) invites applications for a full-time (12 month) Clinical Track Faculty position in Veterinary Medical Oncology at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will join a vibrant team that includes two medical oncology and one radiation oncology faculty members and faculty members in related disciplines in the full service Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (PUVTH). The PVM is well known for a collegial Oncology Service, oncology faculty members have the opportunity to participate in activities in the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program(www.vet.purdue.edu/pcop/), the NCI-Designated Purdue University Center  for Cancer Research (www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/), and the Oncological Sciences Center at Discovery Park (www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/oncological/).  Clinical Track faculty members at Purdue University carry academic rank, have a defined promotion system, and enjoy privileges of all faculty members except tenure and sabbatical leave.

Requirements: The successful candidate will actively participate in clinical service, learning, discovery, and engagement activities of the PVM, VCS department, and PUVTH. These activities include: Clinical: Providing clinical service to patients with cancer admitted to the PUVTH (typically 70% time commitment for clinical track faculty); teaching and supervising veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and house officers; building strong relationships with referring veterinarians. Learning: Participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM and veterinary technology curriculum; clinical teaching in the PUVTH; participation in the training of house officers.  Discovery:  Supporting and assisting with ongoing clinical trials in the Oncology Section of the PUVTH and participating in collaborative research. Service: Participation in committee work, professional organizations and community service, and other appropriate activities.  Engagement: Activities to support the growth and recognition of clinical oncology activities in the PUVTH, VCS department, and PVM. This could include delivery of continuing education programs, scientific presentations, and networking activities with referring veterinarians and pet owners. Commitment to the PVM missions of discovery, learning, and engagement and the support of the strategic plans of the PVM (www.vet.purdue.edu/about/files/documents/pvm-strategic-plan) and VCS department (www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/files/documents/vcs-strategic-plan-2009-14.pdf) are essential.  The successful candidate is expected to embrace an atmosphere of cultural diversity in the College.

Qualifications: Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree and board certification or board eligibility in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Candidates should have a sincere interest in providing outstanding clinical service, teaching, and supporting clinical research. Candidates must also possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills, and be able to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and house officers, and to effectively engage students in clinical and discovery activities. Salary and ranks will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A background check will be requires for employment in this position.

Applications: Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of intent describing professional goals, 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. Questions and inquiries may also be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Deborah W. Knapp, phone: (765) 494-0578, email: knappd@purdue.edu .

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. 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.