Clinical Assistant/Associate Faculty Position in Small Animal Primary Care
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
DVM or equivalent
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 or Associate Professor position in Small Animal Primary Care (SAPC). The successful candidate will join an established primary care service with two ABVP board-certified clinicians and three veterinary nurses, two of whom are VTS-certified (AVTCP - canine/feline). The primary care service has an average case load of 3,000 visits per year and performs routine dentistry procedures with an average case load of 300 per year. The primary care service has the support of, and access to, all the resources of the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital, an on-site clinical pathology laboratory, and the Indiana State Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development, including an active formal faculty mentoring program.
The Purdue Veterinary Hospital recently completed a major expansion project. The David and Bonnie Brunner Small Animal Hospital added 65,000 square feet to the existing small animal hospital facilities in Lynn Hall of Veterinary Medicine.
Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree, ability to practice as a licensed and accredited veterinarian in Indiana, and a minimum of 3 years of primary care practice. All faculty in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences must be board-certified by an AVMA recognized specialty (i.e. American Board of Veterinary Practice [ABVP]), so interested candidates that are not board-certified will be expected to, and supported in, obtaining board certification within 6 years of employment. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and work collaboratively with other faculty and staff. Excellent teaching skills or the ability to demonstrate a sincere interest in developing strong teaching skills is required. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A background check is required for employment by the University.
The expectations for the position include: 1) serving as the SAPC section chief with responsibility for section leadership including service growth, team development and management, and clinical education management; 2) clinical, didactic, and laboratory instruction of veterinary medical and veterinary nursing students; 3) clinical service commitment of approximately 70%, providing wellness, dental, medicine, and surgical services for primary care patients; 4) collaboration in clinical research projects; 5) participation in engagement activities, including committee work, PVM sponsored programs, and delivery of continuing education programs.
Commitment to the College and Departmental missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, and support of the College and Departmental strategic plans are essential. 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. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of collegiality and support cultural diversity in the College.
Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine/Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences 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 a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of intent describing professional goals, including teaching philosophy; Diversity and Inclusion Statement; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three professional references via the provided link: https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/20473/
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree, ability to practice as a licensed and accredited veterinarian in Indiana, and a minimum of 3 years of primary care practice.
About Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Located in West Lafayette, Indiana between Indianapolis and Chicago, Purdue University is one of the nation’s leading land grant universities with a full range of academic majors, over 38,000 students, and more than 10,000 employees. Our West Lafayette campus can be likened to a small city. We have our own fire and police departments, computing infrastructure, health center, power plant, banquet and catering facilities, veterinary teaching hospital, and printing and transportation services. Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential.
The VCS department is one of three departments in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Our mission is to educate members of the veterinary health care team and biomedical community, to create and communicate knowledge, and to provide outstanding clinical service for the citizens of Indiana and surrounding region.