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Director, Veterinary Technology Program (002658-2012)

PVM offers on-campus Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and a distance learning Associate of Science degree program in veterinary technology. PVM is one of only three veterinary technology programs in the U.S. that are integrated into a college of veterinary medicine. The veterinary technology students rotate through all areas of the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) where they are directly supervised by credentialed veterinary technician staff and work in teams with the veterinary medical students. The VTH is a full-service primary care and referral hospital and includes the Animal Emergency Service and ambulatory practices. Approximately one-half of the members of the PVM faculty contribute to teaching in the veterinary technology program.

Responsibilities: The Program Director serves as the chair of the Veterinary Technology Committee and the external advisory committee and represents the Veterinary Technology Program on the Senior Leadership Team, the PVM Administrative Council and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Administrative Council. The Program Director serves as a liaison with veterinarians, veterinary technicians and technologists and veterinary technology programs in Indiana. The Program Director will serve on University committees that support the mission of the veterinary technology program and the College. The Program Director is expected to become a national leader in veterinary technology education and to participate in other state and national activities that advance the status of the Program and the veterinary technology profession.

Commitment to the PVM missions of discovery, learning, and engagement and the support of the PVM strategic plan (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/strategic_plan/StrategicPlan2008-2014.pdf) are essential. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of cultural diversity in the College.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Experience working in a veterinary technology program is preferred. The successful candidate must have a progressive and innovative attitude, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a record of success in leadership and teamwork, and the ability to create a positive working environment. The Program Director will lead the veterinary technology program and manage its operation, including the admissions process, curriculum oversight, outcomes assessment, budget, and veterinary technology administrative staff management. The Director is responsible for assuring that the program meets the accreditation requirements of the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities and preparing all reports. As a faculty member, the Program Director will be expected to demonstrate scholarship congruent with the goals for the Program and PVM. Teaching responsibilities will be assigned in an area of interest of expertise at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

Applications: Review of applications will begin June 1, 2012, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a statement describing their vision of the future of the veterinary technology profession, contact information for three references, and a personal statement to Dr. Kathleen Salisbury, Chair, Veterinary Technology Program Director Search Committee, Purdue University, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Salisbury at salisbus@purdue.edu.

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