Req Id:  28547
Job Title:  Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Small Animal Primary Care
Job Description: 

Job Summary

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), invites applications for a full-time (100%, 12 month) Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor position in Small Animal Primary Care (SAPC). The successful candidate will join an established primary care service with two ABVP board-certified clinicians, three veterinary nurses, and one certified veterinary assistant. The primary care service has an average case load of 3,000 visits per year and performs routine dentistry procedures with an average case load of 300 per year. The primary care service has the support of, and access to, all the resources of the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital, an on-site clinical pathology laboratory, and the Indiana State Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.  The PVM has an active formal faculty mentoring program and supports faculty career growth and development, which have included training in novel clinical skills, teaching methods, or pursuit of board-certification (i.e., ABVP), among others.

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


Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree and ability to practice as a licensed and accredited veterinarian in Indiana. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and work collaboratively with other faculty and staff. Excellent teaching skills or the ability to demonstrate a sincere interest in developing strong teaching skills is required. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A background check is required for employment by the University.


The expectations for the position include: 1) clinical, didactic, and laboratory instruction of veterinary medical and veterinary nursing students; 2) clinical service commitment of approximately 70%, providing wellness, dental, medicine, and surgical services for primary care patients; 3) collaboration in clinical research projects; 4) participation in engagement activities, including committee work, PVM sponsored programs, and delivery of continuing education programs.

College & Department

Commitment to the College and Departmental missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, and support of the College and Departmental strategic plans are essential.

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.


Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of intent describing professional goals, including teaching philosophy; 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. 

Posting Start Date:  11/9/23