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Requisition ID:  7628

Assistant Professor, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

Job Summary

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) invites applications for a full-time (12-month) Clinical or Tenure Track Position in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will become a member of the Small Animal Surgery Section that consists of Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopedic, and Neurology/Neurosurgery subsections as well as a Physical Rehabilitation service. The small animal surgeons have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic (digital radiography, 64-slice CT scanner, 1.5T MRI, C-arm, ultrasound, scintigraphy) and recently updated surgical equipment (including a Storz tower for laparoscopy/thoracoscopy, and ForceTriad). The Surgery service works closely with other specialty services, including Emergency and Critical Care, Anesthesia, Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology, Behavior, Dermatology, Community Practice, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Urology.  Site preparation has begun for a new Veterinary Teaching Hospital that will have 11 state of the art ORs, ICU, intermediate care and general wards, dedicated treatment areas (including soft tissue surgery) and full range of aforementioned diagnostic imaging facilities.

Learning, Discovery and Engagement

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 nursing curricula, clinical teaching in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), and participation in training house officers. Faculty also participate in university-wide graduate programs (MS and PhD). Clinical Service: Providing clinical service to patients of the VTH (typical time commitment is: 30-50% Tenure Track and 60-70% Clinical Track); supervising veterinary students, veterinary nursing students, and house officers; and 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 strengths of current faculty interests is ideal but can also be tailored to the candidate’s specific background and interests. The PVM is situated on the Purdue campus, allowing for a wide array of research opportunities, such as infectious disease, immunology, and oncology. Service and Engagement: participation in committee work, professional organizations and community service, delivery of continuing education programs; and other appropriate activities are encouraged.

Qualifications

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 with an MS or PhD degree in a field related to veterinary medicine are preferred. Candidates must possess excellent surgical and diagnostic skills 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.

West Lafayette Area

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana within easy driving distance of both Indianapolis and Chicago. Purdue University is one of the nation’s leading land grant universities with a full range of academic majors, over 41,000 students, and more than 10,000 employees.

College and Departmental

Commitment to the College and Departmental missions of learning, discovery, and engagement and support of the College and Department strategic plans (http://purduevetmed.freeflowdp.com/purduevetmed/9361875872484583?pg=1#pg1 ) are essential. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of collegiality and support cultural diversity in the College. In turn, the PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development and has a formal faculty mentoring program.

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/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.

Applications

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide their letter of intent describing professional goals,  their curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three professional references via the provided link: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=7628&company=purdueuniv&username=

For further information, please contact Dr. Marije Risselada (mrissela@purdue.edu).

Benefits Eligibility
YES
Equal Opportunity

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