Tenure-Track or Clinical-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine
December 15, 2017
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 (12 month) Assistant or Associate Professor position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery. The position will be tenure-track or clinical-track depending on candidate qualifications and preference. The successful candidate will become a member of the Small Animal Surgery Section that consists of board-certified surgeons and neurologists divided into soft tissue surgery, orthopedic and neurology groups. The small animal orthopedists have access to state of the art diagnostic equipment (digital radiography, 64-slice CT scanner, 1.5T MRI, C-arm, ultrasound, scintigraphy, kinetic and kinematic gait analysis) and surgical equipment (every modality for fracture repair and angular limb deformity, arthroscopy, and total hip and knee arthroplasty). PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development. A formal faculty mentoring program is in place.
The candidate will actively participate in the learning, discovery and engagement activities of the PVM and the VCS department. Learning: Participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM and veterinary technology curricula, clinical teaching in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), and participation in training house officers. Clinical Service: Providing clinical service to patients of the VTH (typically 30 -50% time commitment for tenure track positions and up to 70% time commitment for clinical track positions); instructing and supervising veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and house officers; building strong relationships with referring veterinarians. Discovery: All faculty are expected to collaborate on clinical research projects. Tenure track faculty are expected to develop an independent research program. Research that complements the interests and strength of current faculty interests is ideal but can also be tailored to the candidate’s specific background and interests. Opportunities for collaboration exist in the areas of osteoarthritis, fracture repair, tendon repair, biomechanics, gait analysis, rehabilitation, and others. Faculty also participate in university-wide graduate programs (MS and PhD). Service and Engagement: participation in committee work, professional organizations and community service, delivery of continuing education programs and other appropriate activities.
Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree, and board certification or board eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS). Candidates should have a sincere interest in providing outstanding clinical service, teaching, and building a collaborative or independent research program. Candidates with an MS or PhD degree in a field related to veterinary medicine are preferred for a tenure track position. Candidates must possess excellent surgical skills and willingness to employ modern orthopedic modalities, as well as outstanding interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills, and be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, students and house officers. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A background check is required for employment by the University.
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 experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of intent describing professional goals including their preference for clinical or tenure track position, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information of three professional references to: Ms. Tressa Bowman, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026, email: email@example.com.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
A DVM or equivalent degree, and board certification or board eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS). Candidates should have a sincere interest in providing outstanding clinical service, teaching, and building a collaborative or independent research program. Candidates with an MS or PhD degree in a field related to veterinary medicine are preferred for a tenure track position.
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.