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Requisition ID:  23953

Assistant/Associate Professor in Human-Animal Bond

Job Summary

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for two faculty positions: 1) HAB faculty at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in human-animal bond; rank to be commensurate with experience, and departmental appointments to align with candidate's expertise and interests, and 2) HAB-AMR faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor with a research focus in infectious diseases with antimicrobial resistance at the human-animal interface.


The successful applicants will be prepared to enhance the discovery, learning, and engagement, the three primary missions of our Land Grant University. The appointments will include majority research. Successful candidates will establish an interdisciplinary and externally-funded research program in the area of the human-animal bond and how this relationship affects physical and mental health in humans and well-being in animals. In addition, a successful HAB-AMR candidate will create an interdisciplinary research in an area related to antimicrobial resistance or infectious diseases at the human-animal interface. Remainder of the appointment will be tailored to the successful applicants’ interests and experience in teaching and outreach/academic service. Teaching and mentoring graduate, veterinary nursing and professional DVM students is required.

Rank and Salary

Assistant or Associate Professor Academic Year (9 month) appointment. Opportunities for summer salary exist. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.


Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in the sciences or a related area with a track record of scholarly publications is required.

About the Department

The department of Comparative Pathobiology is home to 36 faculty members with diverse backgrounds and expertise such as, animal welfare, epidemiology, microbiology, parasitology, pathology and toxicology and cancer biology. Ample opportunities exist to participate in exciting collaborative and interdisciplinary research through our focus on comparative medicine and public health. Formal and informal mentorship and promotion of a diverse, inclusive, collegial, safe, and cooperative work environment are our utmost priority.

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked in each of the last five 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. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels, enabling more students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at

Purdue is an ADVANCE institution, and is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 50,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects.  For more information, see here.

Resources at Purdue University

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About Lafayette/West Lafayette area

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. The twin cities (West Lafayette and Lafayette) sit on the banks of the Wabash river and have a combined population of about 125,000, excluding Purdue University students.  West Lafayette is a friendly and nurturing small Midwestern town with a vibrant, diverse community and was voted among the safest and healthiest cities in the nation. West Lafayette is home to beautiful parks and miles of scenic walking and bike trails.  The city and campus are located 63 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 125 miles southeast of Chicago, also giving you easy access to the bigger city life and its amenities.

Application Process

To apply, candidates should submit the following:

  1. A cover letter with a statement of diversity and inclusion (see below),
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae,
  3. One-page summary of past research and future research plans,
  4. One-page statement of teaching philosophy.  

All materials must be combined into one pdf and submitted electronically via this site:

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled. Following initial screening, selected candidates will be asked to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the search committee. 

Applications will remain in consideration until the positions are filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

For more information please contact Dr. Hsin-Yi Weng at

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Comparative Pathobiology are 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 past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition, Purdue University, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Department of Comparative Pathobiology are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom. 



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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