Clinical Track Faculty Position in Mobile Surgery/Shelter Medicine
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
August 31, 2018
west Lafayette, Indiana
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
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 Professor position in Mobile Surgery/Shelter Medicine
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’ experience with primary care small animal medicine and surgery. Preference will be given to candidates with shelter medicine and surgery experience. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain board certification in shelter medicine or a related discipline (such as ABVP) within six years.
The successful candidate will serve as one of two veterinarians operating the mobile surgery unit (Priority4Paws) and must be eligible for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training. Daily responsibilities will be to provide clinical instruction to students performing spay/neuter procedures (including pediatric spays/neuters) on shelter animals as well as providing instruction and consultation on shelter management and care of shelter animals. The successful candidate will represent Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) in the community and build strong relationships with donors and animal shelter personnel. He/she should be willing to educate the public on responsible pet ownership (including spay and neuter philosophy), participate in professional organizations and community service, deliver continuing education programs, and other appropriate activities. Participation in engagement activities, including committee work is expected. Candidates must be able to provide outstanding clinical service and possess effective interpersonal and communication skills, excellent teaching skills, and be able to work collaboratively with faculty and staff and effectively engage students. Teaching responsibilities include clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction of DVM students, veterinary technician students, interns and residents. The successful candidate will participate in securing external grants to support the shelter medicine program and will be encouraged to collaborate in clinical research projects to support the discovery activities of the PVM. The clinical commitment for this position is approximately 60-70%. The successful candidate must be eligible for CDL training. The PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development. A formal faculty mentoring program is in place. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of intent describing professional goals, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information of three professional references to: Ms. Tressa Bowman, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026, email: email@example.com. A background check is required for employment in this position.
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 experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
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 is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
DVM or equivalent degree, ability to practice as a licensed veterinarian in Indiana, and a minimum of two years’ experience with primary care small animal medicine and surgery. Must be eligible for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training.
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.