Faculty Position in Antimicrobial Resistance/ Farm Animal Medicine
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), invites applications for a full-time (12 month) Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position with a research emphasis on antimicrobial resistance and a clinical interest in farm animal medicine and/or production.
Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree and a PhD. Board certification in a relevant specialty is preferred but not required. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills, and be able to work collaboratively with others. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A background check is required for employment by the University.
The successful candidate will actively participate in the discovery, learning and engagement missions of the PVM and VCS department. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent research program that addresses some aspect of antimicrobial resistance. This position is one of several new faculty positions across multiple colleges with the common aim of investigating antimicrobial resistance. More information on the goals of Purdue’s cluster hiring can be found here: https://www.purdue.edu/provost/diversity/equity/cluster.html
There is a clinical component to the position. The predominant clinical responsibility will be flexible depending on the interests of the candidate, and can either be on the hospital floor attending farm animal species, as part of either the cattle or swine ambulatory sections, or via herd health assessments. The time commitment for clinical service will be negotiated in light of the amount of time devoted to the research and teaching commitments. Clinical, didactic, and/or laboratory instruction of DVM students, veterinary technician students, house officers, and graduate students will also be expected. Participation in committee work, professional organizations, delivery of continuing education, and other activities appropriate for an engaged faculty member are anticipated.
The Purdue Veterinary Hospital recently completed a major expansion project. The new David and Bonnie Brunner Farm Animal Hospital, a 24,000 square foot building offering comprehensive farm animal medical and surgical care, provides state of the art teaching facilities dedicated to educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, enabling faculty to provide top quality animal health care, and serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary clinical research. The College has three academic departments, including the Veterinary Clinical Sciences department consisting of 53 faculty, 13 professional staff, and 41 resident instructors and graduate students. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all we do. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://vet.purdue.edu/about/strategic-plan.php
Commitment to the College and Departmental missions of discovery, clinical service, learning, 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.
Various resources are available on the Purdue University campus, including Purdue’s Cultural and Resource Centers (https://www.purdue.edu/diversity-inclusion/about-us/departments.html), the Bindley Bioscience Center (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/bioscience/), including The Bindley Core for Genomics (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/bioscience/facilities/core/genomics), the Purdue Bioinformatics Core (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/bioinformatics/), the Purdue Institute for a Sustainable Future (https://research.purdue.edu/isf/research/), and the Integrative Data Science Initiative (https://www.purdue.edu/data-science/index.php), One Health (https://vet.purdue.edu/onehealth/index.php) among others.
For additional information, please contact chair of the search committee, Dr. Janice Kritchevsky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Candidates should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) detailed curriculum vitae; 3) a statement outlining research programs focus and goals (maximum of two pages); 4) a one-page statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 5) a diversity and inclusion statement (see below); and 6) the names and contact information for at least three individuals from which we may solicit letters of reference.
Purdue University’s Veterinary Clinical Science’s Department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the 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. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution – https://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/.
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) detailed curriculum vitae; 3) a statement outlining research programs focus and goals (maximum of two pages); 4) a one-page statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 5) a diversity and inclusion statement (see below); and 6) the names and contact information for at least three individuals from which we may solicit letters of reference via the provided link: https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/24365/
*Current Purdue employees apply via this link: https://performancemanager8.successfactors.com/sf/jobreq?jobId=24365&company=purdueuniv
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Located in West Lafayette, Indiana between Indianapolis and Chicago, Purdue University is one of the nation’s leading land grant universities with a full range of academic majors, over 38,000 students, and more than 10,000 employees. Our West Lafayette campus can be likened to a small city. We have our own fire and police departments, computing infrastructure, health center, power plant, banquet and catering facilities, veterinary teaching hospital, and printing and transportation services. Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential.
The VCS department is one of three departments in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Our mission is to educate members of the veterinary health care team and biomedical community, to create and communicate knowledge, and to provide outstanding clinical service for the citizens of Indiana and surrounding region.