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Requisition ID:  7663

Tenure/Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Job Summary

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), invites applications for a full-time (12 month) tenure-track or clinical-track faculty position in Veterinary Radiation Oncology at the Assistant Professor level. Radiation Oncology has strong existing programs in translational cancer research through the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/), the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (www.vet.purdue.edu/pcop/), and the Oncological Sciences Center at Discovery Park (www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/oncological/). The successful candidate will join an established radiation oncology team consisting of one board certified radiation oncologist, one radiation therapist, one veterinary nurse and two radiation oncology residents. Purdue Radiation Oncology is a primary receiving service, and is the only site in the Midwest offering stereotactic radiation therapy for head and neck tumors. Resources include a Varian EX 6MV linear accelerator with 120-leaf MLC, sliding window IMRT delivery, Varian Aria R & V system, Varian Eclipse treatment planning system, and Kodak CR portal imaging. Purdue’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital imaging section provides an integrated PACS/RIS/HIS system, with digital radiography, ultrasound, 64-slice spiral CT, 1.5 T MRI and nuclear medicine modalities in-house. Funding has been secured for a new $108 million state-of-the-art Small and Large Animal Hospital, with ground breaking anticipated in the spring of 2020. A Life Science 3T MRI facility on campus is also available for research use. PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development. A formal faculty mentoring program is in place.

Learning, Discovery and Engagement

The successful candidate will actively participate in the discovery, learning and engagement activities of the PVM and VCS department. These activities include: Discovery: Mentoring in graduate programs (MS and PhD). Clinical track faculty may participate in research that complements current faculty interests and strengths (www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/). Tenure-track faculty are expected to build an independent research program. Learning: Participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM and veterinary technology curriculum; clinical teaching in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; participation in the training of house officers. Clinical Service: Providing health care and clinical service to patients of the Radiation Oncology service (typically 50% time commitment for tenure-track and 60-70% for clinical-track faculty, but can be adjusted based on individual and service needs); instructing and supervising veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and house officers; building strong relationships with clients and referring veterinarians. 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 ACVR (Radiation Oncology) board certification or board eligibility. A MS, PhD or other additional research training is valued. Candidates should have a sincere interest in providing outstanding clinical service. Candidates must also possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills, and be able to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and house officers to effectively engage students in clinical activities. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

College and Departmental

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 October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide their cover letter describing professional goals, their curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references via the provided link: https://careers.purdue.edu/ (search keyword veterinary). For additional information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Jeannie Plantenga at jmp@purdue.edu

Benefits Eligibility
Equal Opportunity

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

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