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Faculty Position in Small Animal Internal Medicine (002755-2012)

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), invites applications for a full-time (12 month) tenure-track faculty position in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Assistant Professor level.  Purdue University has a strong existing program in Small Animal Internal Medicine, and the successful applicant will join a team of 4 ACVIM-boarded internists with interest areas in endocrinology, gastroenterology, immune-mediated disease, infectious diseases, infection control, nutrition, nephrology and urology.  PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development.  A formal faculty mentoring program is in place.

The successful candidate will participate in the learning, discovery and engagement activities of the PVM and VCS department.  These activities include: Teaching:  Participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional and veterinary technology curriculum; clinical teaching in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH); participation in the training of house officers.  Clinical:  Providing health care and clinical service to animals admitted to the Small Animal Internal Medicine service in the VTH (typically 30-50% time commitment for tenure track faculty); instructing and supervising veterinary students, veterinary technician students and house officers; building strong relationships with clients and referring veterinarians.  Research:  Development of an independent research program, with preference for research that complements and builds on current faculty interests and strengths (www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/); participation in university-wide graduate programs (MS and PhD).  Service:  Participation in committee work for PVM and , professional organizations and community service, delivery of continuing education programs, and other appropriate activities.  The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of cultural diversity in the PVM, and a commitment to the PVM missions of discovery, learning, and engagement and the supporting of the PVM strategic plan (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/about/files/documents/pvm-strategic-plan) is essential. 

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

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 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. Allison Carey, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026, email: aacarey@purdue.edu

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