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Requisition ID:  1639

Tenure or Clinical Track Assistant or Associate Professor Comp Pathobiology/ADDL

Job Summary

Position:                        Avian Diagnostician, full-time (12-month), tenure or clinical track Assistant/Associate professor in the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) and the Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.


Requirements:             DVM (or equivalent degree), board certification (or eligibility) by the American or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP, ECVP), the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV), or the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM).  If board eligible, certification within 3 years of the date of hire will be required for continuation of appointment.  A Ph.D. in a related field is required for a tenure track appointment.  An advanced degree (MS/Ph.D.) in a related field is preferred for a clinical track appointment.  Demonstrated experience and ability in gross and microscopic pathology of avian species, diagnostic investigation, and diagnostic interpretation is required.  Experience with, knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to a rigorous quality system is expected.  The successful candidate will have a service-oriented, client-focused diagnostic work ethic; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; and demonstrated collegiality/ability to work with colleagues, co-workers, and staff.


Responsibilities:           Diagnostic Service – The successful candidate will serve as section leader for Avian Diagnostics.  They will be expected to perform diagnostic necropsies and histopathologic examinations on avian species, write associated reports, provide diagnostic and health-related support and advice to poultry/avian producers and owners (including pet birds).  Relief for diagnostician at Heeke branch lab (Dubois, IN) expected as needed.


                                        Teaching – Candidate will serve as coordinator of the avian diagnostic residency program as well as fulfill teaching assignments in the DVM, veterinary nursing and graduate programs. 


                                        Research – The successful candidate will be expected to participate in collaborative research activities, continuing education/outreach activities to ADDL constituencies and presentation at local, regional and national meetings.  Tenure-track candidate will be expected to develop and sustain an independently funded research program in their area of interest.


Application Process

To be considered further, each application must include 1) curriculum vitae, 2) a summary of past research and future research plans, 3) a statement on teaching philosophy, 4) a statement on professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion and, 5) the names and contact information of 3 professional references.  Review of applications will start February 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  Start date will be negotiable.  A background check is required for employment in this position.  Applicants needing more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Sanjeev Narayanan, Head of CPB Department at To apply please upload required documents by using apply now link.

Commitment to Diversity

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.  The College and the department value, nurture and respect all members of its community, and ensure an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. 


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

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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