Requisition ID:  24942

CT/TT Assist/Assoc Professor, Oncology

Job Summary

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), invites applications for TWO full-time (12 month) Clinical or Tenure-track faculty positions in Veterinary Medical Oncology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. These two new faculty positions have been made possible through a $10M gift to the PVM to transform the long-standing Purdue Comparative Oncology Program to the Evan and Sue Ann Werling Comparative Oncology Research Center (WCORC) ( ). The successful candidate will join a vibrant team that includes three medical oncology and one radiation oncology faculty members and faculty members in related disciplines in the full service Purdue University Veterinary Hospital (PUVH). Oncology is one of four emphasis areas in the PVM, and the comparative oncology program is an integral part of the NCI-Designated Purdue University Institute for Cancer Research (PICR) ( Clinical Track faculty members at Purdue University carry academic rank, have a defined promotion system, and enjoy privileges of all faculty members except tenure and sabbatical leave.


Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree and board certification or completion of a residency program registered by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM). Candidates must possess passion for comparative oncology research, and excellent clinical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A background check is required for employment by the University.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will actively participate in clinical research, service, learning, and engagement activities of the WCORC, PUVH, VCS department, and PVM.  These activities include: Research: Supporting and assisting with ongoing clinical trials in the WCORC, and participating in collaborative research including projects with scientists in the PICR. Tenure- track faculty members are expected to establish their own research projects that complement the work in the WCORC. Clinical: Providing clinical service to patients with cancer admitted to the PUVH; teaching and supervising veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and house officers; and building strong relationships with referring veterinarians. Learning:  Participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM curriculum; clinical teaching in the PUVH; and participation in the training of house officers. Service:  Participation in committee work, professional organizations and community service, and other appropriate activities. Engagement: Activities to support the growth and recognition of clinical oncology activities in the PUVH, VCS department, and PVM. These could include scientific presentations, delivery of continuing education programs, and networking activities with referring veterinarians and pet owners. The successful candidate is expected to embrace an atmosphere of cultural diversity in the College.

General Information

The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital recently completed a major expansion project. The new David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex added 65,000 square feet to the existing small animal hospital facilities in Lynn Hall of Veterinary Medicine.

College and Department

Commitment to the College and Departmental missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, and support of the College and Department strategic plans are essential. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of collegiality and support cultural diversity in the College.

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, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the VCS Department 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.

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. 


Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of intent describing professional goals and teaching philosophy; a separate diversity statement; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three professional references via the provided link:

*Current Purdue employees apply via this link:

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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