003817-2017 - Assistant Professor in Veterinary Radiation Oncology 

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 Veterinary Radiation Oncology at the Assistant Professor level.  Radiation Oncology has strong existing programs in translational cancer research through the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/), the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (www.vet.purdue.edu/pcop/), 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.  Purdue Radiation Oncology is a primary receiving service, and is the only site in the Midwest offering stereotactic radiation therapy for head and neck tumors.  Resources include a Varian EX 6MV linear accelerator with 120-leaf MLC, sliding window IMRT delivery, Varian Aria R & V system, Varian Eclipse treatment planning system, and Kodak CR portal imaging.  Purdue’s VTH imaging section provides an integrated PACS/RIS/HIS system, with digital radiography, ultrasound, 64-slice spiral CT, 1.5 T MRI and nuclear medicine modalities in-house.  A new Life Science 3T MRI facility on campus is also available for research use.  PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development.  A formal faculty mentoring program is in place.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the discovery, learning and engagement activities of the PVM and VCS department.  These activities include: Discovery: Development of an independent research program, with preference for research that complements current faculty interests and strengths (www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/); participation as a mentor in university-wide graduate programs (MS and PhD). Learning:  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 Service: Providing health care and clinical service to patients of the Radiation Oncology service (typically 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.  Engagement:  Participation in committee work, professional organizations and community service, delivery of continuing education programs, and other appropriate activities.

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.

Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree and ACVR (Radiation Oncology) board certification or board eligibility.  A MS, PhD or other additional research training is desirable.  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.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send a letter of intent describing professional goals; a complete curriculum vitae; a 2-3 page description of professional goals, administrative philosophy, qualifications and experience; a statement on professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names and addresses of three references to:  Tressa Bowman, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026, email: bowman46@purdue.edu.  Phone: 765 494 5231.  For additional information regarding the position please contact Dr. Plantenga at jmp@purdue.edu

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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