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Clinical Assistant Professor, ECC

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
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Nov 26, 2021

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Job Summary

Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time (100%, 12 month) Clinical-Track Position in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will join an established ECC team consisting of three board certified criticalists, three residents, several experienced emergency doctors, and 15 technicians. The ECC service has a consistently growing caseload and receives emergency referrals as well as local emergency cases from Tippecanoe County and the surrounding area.


Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree and completion of an ACVECC approved residency training program in emergency and critical care or board certification.

General Information

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana within easy driving distance of both Indianapolis and Chicago. It is one of the nation's leading land grant universities with a full range of academic majors. The West Lafayette area is a pleasant place to live with easy commutes, affordable housing, many entertainment options, cultural amenities, an active community with great biking and running clubs.

The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital is nearing completion of a major expansion project. Encompassing 162,500 square feet, the new David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex, will include three components located just east of the existing Lynn Hall of Veterinary Medicine:

* The David and Bonnie Brunner Small Animal Hospital (adding 65,000 square feet to the existing small animal hospital facilities in Lynn Hall),
* The David and Bonnie Brunner Equine Hospital, and
* The David and Bonnie Brunner Farm Animal Hospital

Scheduled to open in spring 2022, the new complex will provide better teaching facilities dedicated to educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, provide top quality, compassionate animal health care, and serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary clinical research.

Job Responsibilities

The applicant will be expected to provide an approximately 70% Clinical commitment to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Teaching responsibilities include clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction of DVM students, veterinary nursing students, house officers, and graduate students. Primary emergency call is shared with other Emergency Critical Care faculty and residents. Clinical research activity in collaboration with veterinary clinical sciences faculty ( and Purdue Veterinary Medical (PVM) faculty is encouraged. Participation in engagement activities, including committee work and delivery of continuing education programs, is expected. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

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. In turn, PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development and has a formal faculty mentoring program. 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'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 May 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of intent describing professional goals, (including diversity statement and teaching philosophy); curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three professional references via the provided 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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