003632-2017 - Clinical Assistant Professor of Small Animal Community Practice

Job Description

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), invites applications for a full-time (100%, 12 month) Clinical Assistant Professor position in Small Animal Community Practice. The successful candidate will join an established primary care service with one other faculty member and two VTS certified (AVTCP - canine/feline) veterinary technicians.  The primary care service has an average case load of 2,700 visits per year, of which 10% involve exotic species. The primary care service has the support of, and access to, all of the resources of the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, an on-site clinical pathology laboratory, and Indiana’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.  The PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development, including an active formal faculty mentoring program.


Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree, ability to practice as a licensed veterinarian in Indiana, and a minimum of two years of primary care medicine, surgery, and dentistry experience. The successful candidate will have an interest in dentistry and support the expansion of the dentistry service.  Preference will be given to applicants who are board certified in the American Board of Veterinary Practice (Canine/Feline or other pet species), or another relevant AVMA recognized specialty.   If not board certified, the successful candidate will be expected to obtain board certification within six years of employment.  The clinical commitment is approximately 70%.  Exotic pet emergency call is shared with one other primary care faculty.                  

Candidates must be able to provide outstanding clinical service, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be willing to work collaboratively with other faculty while effectively engage students and staff. Responsibilities include clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction of DVM and veterinary technician students. Candidates must either have excellent teaching skills or demonstrate a sincere interest in developing strong teaching skills. Candidates will be encouraged to collaborate in clinical research projects to support the discovery activities of the PVM. Participation in engagement activities, including committee work and delivery of continuing education programs, is expected. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

 Commitment to the PVM missions of learning, discovery, and engagement and support of the College strategic plan (http://purduevetmed.freeflowdp.com/purduevetmed/9361875872484583?pg=1#pg1) is essential. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of collegiality and support cultural diversity in the College.


Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The earliest start date for the position is April 1, 2017. Application material should include a letter of intent; a complete CV; a 2-3 page description of current professional goals, including a brief statement detailing professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion; and the names and contact information for three 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. A background check is required for employment in this position.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine 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.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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