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Faculty Position in Veterinary Radiation Oncology (002629-2012)

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), invites applications for a full-time (12 month) tenure-track or clinical track faculty position in Veterinary Radiation Oncology at the Assistant Professor level. Purdue University has strong existing programs in oncology through the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (www.vet.purdue.edu/pcop/), the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/), and the Oncological Sciences Center at Discovery Park (www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/oncological/). The successful candidate will join an established radiation oncology team consisting of one board certified radiation oncologist, one radiation therapist, one veterinary technician and two radiation oncology residents. We have the support of an excellent aesthesia group and imaging section with digital radiology and in-house advanced imaging modalities. PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development. A formal faculty mentoring program is in place.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will actively 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 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 patients admitted to the recently constructed Linda and William Fleischhauer Radiation Therapy Facility (typically 30-50% time commitment for tenure track faculty, 60-70% time commitment for clinical track faculty); instructing and supervising veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and house officers; building strong relationships with clients and referring veterinarians. Research (tenure track position): 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, professional organizations and community service, delivery of continuing education programs, and other appropriate activities.

Qualifications: Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree and board certification or board eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (Specialty of Radiation Oncology). Candidates should have a sincere interest in 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.

Applications: Review of applications will begin on April 2, 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, School of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026, email: aacarey@purdue.edu

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