Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in Equine Ambulatory Practice
Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine
September 19, 2018
West Lafayette, Indiana
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
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/Associate Professor position in Equine Ambulatory Practice. The successful candidate will join an established ambulatory team consisting of two board certified veterinarians and one veterinary technician. The successful candidate will have access to two fully stocked trucks with ultrasound units, digital radiography, endoscopy, power dental equipment, and computerized medical records. In addition, the equine ambulatory practice has the support of and access to all of the resources of the fully accredited Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, clinical pathology laboratory, and Indiana’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. This includes but is not limited to lameness locator, extracorporeal shockwave unit, high speed treadmill, centrifuge for preparation of PRP and Pro-Stride, an in house CT and MRI units. There is also ample opportunity to collaborate and consult with in house board certified specialists in surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, diagnostic anesthesia, oncology, neurology and anesthesia. The caseload is approximately 1500 horses per year and is composed mainly of recreational and sport horses. The PVM is highly supportive of individual faculty career growth and development. A formal faculty mentoring program is in place.
The successful candidate will actively participate in the discovery, learning and engagement missions of the PVM and VCS department. Important activities include: Clinical: Providing outstanding clinical service to Veterinary Teaching Hospital patients primarily in an ambulatory setting; building strong relationships with equine clientele and referring veterinarians; teaching and supervising veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and house officers. Learning: Excellent clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction of DVM students, veterinary technician students, and house officers. Service and Engagement: Participation in committee work, professional organizations, delivery of continuing education, and other appropriate activities. Discovery: Opportunities for collaborations with other researchers participating in clinical research projects, with preference for research that complements and builds on current PVM and Department of Animal Sciences faculty interests and strengths (www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/; https://ag.purdue.edu/ansc/Pages/default.aspx; https://vet.purdue.edu/cpb/ ).
Qualifications for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree, ability to practice as a licensed and accredited veterinarian in Indiana, and equine ambulatory experience (minimum of one year of field service experience). Preference will be given to applicants who are board certified in a relevant AVMA recognized specialty. Clinical commitment is approximately 70%. Primary emergency call is shared with other Equine Ambulatory faculty. The successful candidate should have leadership and team building experience in order to lead the ECP section. Candidates must demonstrate a sincere interest in providing outstanding clinical service and possess effective interpersonal and communication skills, excellent teaching skills, and evidence that they can work collaboratively with faculty and effectively engage students and staff. Teaching responsibilities include clinical, didactic and laboratory instruction of DVM students, veterinary technician students, and house officers. Candidates will have opportunities to collaborate on clinical research projects which support the discovery activities of the PVM. Participation in engagement activities, including committee work and continuing education programs, is expected. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Commitment to the College and Departmental missions of learning, discovery, and engagement and support of the College and Department strategic plans (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/about/files/documents/pvm-strategic-plan.pdf http://www.vet.purdue.edu/vcs/files/documents/vcs-strategic-plan-2009-14.pdf) are essential. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of collegiality and support cultural diversity in the College.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of intent describing professional goals including a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information of three professional references to: Ms. Tressa Bowman, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026, email: email@example.com. A background check is required for employment in this position.
Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine 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 their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
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 is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
A DVM or equivalent degree, ability to practice as a licensed and accredited veterinarian in Indiana, and equine ambulatory experience (minimum of one year of field service experience).
About Purdue 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.