Job Description
Req Id:  30740
Job Title:  Clinical Assistant Professor Diagnostic Bacteriology
Job Description: 

Job Summary

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB) and the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine are seeking a full-time (12-month) Veterinary Diagnostic Microbiologist.

  • Clinical track Assistant Professor
  • Academic rank and compensation will be commensurate with academic record and experience.


  • DVM (or equivalent) or Ph.D. (or equivalent) in microbiology (or related field) conferred at the time of appointment.
  • Experience in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory.
  • Record of communication of test results and interpretations to clinicians.
  • Record of supervision of Laboratory staff.

Principle Duties

Faculty - Clinical

  • Diagnostic Service – Serve as head of the ADDL’s Bacteriology and Mycology laboratory with oversight of daily diagnostic testing, new test development, and process improvement. Consult with clients including clinical veterinarians, producers, and owners.
  • Teaching – Participate in teaching DVM and Veterinary Nursing students and training residents/graduate students.
  • Research – Maintain a program of scholarly activities, which will include participation in collaborative research.
  • Provide continuing education/outreach to ADDL constituencies, present at local, regional, and/or national meetings, and publish in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Contribute to shared committee work and other assignments, as needed at the ADDL, CPB department, college, and/or university level.

About Purdue

Purdue is a major public research institution known for top-notch facilities for learning, dining, and exercising; Big Ten athletics; high-quality, low-cost living; a pervasive spirit of innovation; and a welcoming Boilermaker community.  Ranked in each of the last four years as one of the 10 Most Innovative Universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery.

Application Process

The review of applications will begin on May 31, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.  The start date will be negotiable.  A background check is required for employment in this position.  Applicants needing more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Rebecca Wilkes, Chair of the search committee, at

To be considered, each application should include:

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Summary of diagnostic service experience.
  3. Teaching philosophy/summary of teaching experience.
  4. Summary of research interests.

Equal Opportunity

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

Posting Start Date:  4/9/24